• Cluck: a Book of Happiness for Chicken Lovers
    Cluck: a Book of Happiness for Chicken Lovers
    Any chicken owner will know that there's more to these endearing, quirky, clever characters than the eggs they produce. Cluck is a celebration of hens, roosters and chicks, combining high-quality photography with inspirational and amusing quotes to create the perfect gift for chicken fans. Some of the collection's quotations come from famous people (Oscar Wilde, C. S. Lewis, Mark Twain, Plutarch), others don't; some are philosophical, others light-hearted -- all are memorable. Accompanied by beautiful pictures of a variety of these farmyard birds, from Plymouth Rocks and Orpingtons to Welsummers and Silkies, this collection of quotes and proverbs will steal any chicken lover's heart.

    ISBN: 9781925335798
    Publication date: 01/11/2018
    Price: $29.99
    Author: Haanen, Freya
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.99
  • Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Life: the Definitive Visual Guide to Prehistoric Animals
    Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Life: the Definitive Visual Guide to Prehistoric Animals
    From the origin of life, through the age of dinosaurs stalked by the terrifying Tyrannosaurus rex, to the earliest humans, this book tells the story of life on Earth. Dinosaurs may be the stars of the show, but the book is truly comprehensive, with fossil plants, invertebrates, amphibians, fish, birds, reptiles, mammals, and even early bacteria conjuring up an entire past world.

    To put all of these extinct species in context, the book explores geological time and the way life-forms are classified. It also looks at how fossils preserve the story of evolution, and how it can be deciphered.
    The chapter on "Young Earth" explains how forces shaped Earth and steered the course of life. The main part of the book - "Life on Earth" - lays out and catalogues the rich story of life, from its beginnings 4 billion years ago, through each geological period, such as the Jurassic and Cretaceous, to the present.

    The stunning visuals and authoritative text make Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Life a fascinating and revealing encyclopedia that will appeal to the whole family.

    ISBN: 9780241287309
    Publication date: 03/09/2019
    Price: $55.00
    Author: Dorling Kindersley
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $55.00
  • Dinosaurs Rediscovered
    Dinosaurs Rediscovered
    Startling new fossil finds are the lifeblood of modern palaeobiology. Giant sauropod dinosaur skeletons from Patagonia, dinosaurs with feathers from China, and even a tiny dinosaur tail in Burmese amber - complete down to every detail of its filament-like feathers, skin, bones and mummified tail muscles - inspire awe in a global audience enthralled by the idea of these great creatures walking the earth. Dinosaurs are of perennial interest to all ages, as illustrated by the huge range of dino-themed films, books and live attractions, from the enduring popularity of the Jurassic Park franchise to the success of London's immersive 'Dinosaurs in the Wild' experience.

    In the past twenty years, dinosaur study has changed from natural history to testable science. New technologies have revealed secrets locked in the bones in a way nobody predicted - we can now work out the colour of dinosaurs, their bite forces, speeds and parental care as well as how they came to die out.This groundbreaking book illustrates how science has replaced speculation and how our understanding of dinosaurs and their world hascompletely changed. The subject has never been so vigorous, has never changed so fast, and has never been so attractive to so many.

    ISBN: 9780500295533
    Publication date: 06/02/2020
    Price: $24.99
    Author: Benton, Michael J.
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.99
  • Dog Stories
    Dog Stories
    As a little boy, climbing through the lochs and mountains of Argyll with his Irish Setter Don, all James Herriot wanted to be was a 'dog doctor' so he could care for man's best friend.

    In this classic collection of stories, we are introduced to some of the dogs who won a special place in the country vet's heart - from Tricki Woo, the little Pekinese suffering from 'flop-butt' to Clancy the dog who nobody would go near and Gyp, the sheepdog who only ever barked once in his life. They're joined by lovable dogs of all breeds, shapes and sizes, celebrating the limitless affection and loyalty of our closest companions.

    Filled with magical storytelling and from the treasured author of All Creatures Great and Small, James Herriot's Dog Stories is told with his usual wit and human compassion - the perfect gift for dog-lovers everywhere.

    ISBN: 9781529023619
    Publication date: 28/04/2020
    Price: $19.99
    Author: Herriot, James
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $19.99
  • Ecology Book
    Ecology Book
    Using a bold, graphic-led approach, The Ecology Book explores and explains over 85 of the key ideas, movements, and acts that have defined ecology and ecological thought.

    The book has a simple chronological structure, with early chapters ranging from the ideas of classical thinkers through to attempts by Enlightenment thinkers to systematically order the natural world. Later chapters trace the evolution of modern thinking, from the ideas of Thomas Malthus, Henry Thoreau, and others, right the way through to the political and scientific developments of the modern era, including the birth of the environmental movement and the Paris Agreement.

    ISBN: 9780241350386
    Publication date: 04/04/2019
    Price: $40.00
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $40.00
  • English Pastoral: An Inheritance
    English Pastoral: An Inheritance
    As a boy, James Rebanks's grandfather taught him to work the land the old way. Their family farm in the Lake District hills was part of an ancient landscape- a patchwork of crops and meadows, of pastures grazed with livestock, and hedgerows teeming with wildlife. And yet, by the time James inherited the farm, it was barely recognisable. The men and women had vanished from the fields; the old stone barns had crumbled; the skies had emptied of birds and their wind-blown song.English Pastoral is the story of an inheritance- one that affects us all. It tells of how rural landscapes around the world were brought close to collapse, and the age-old rhythms of work, weather, community and wild things were lost. And yet this elegy from the Lake District fells is also a song of hope- how, guided by the past, one farmer began to salvage a tiny corner of England that was now his, doing his best to restore the life that had vanished and to leave a legacy for the future.This is a book about what it means to have love and pride in a place, and how, against all the odds, it may still be possible to build a new pastoral- not a utopia, but somewhere decent for us all.

    ISBN: 9780241501214
    Publication date: 01/09/2020
    Price: $40.00
    Author: Rebanks, James
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Erosion Essays of Undoing
    Erosion Essays of Undoing
    Terry Tempest Williams is one of our most impassioned defenders of public lands. A naturalist, fervent activist, and stirring writer, she has spoken to us and for us in books like The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America's National Parks and Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place. In these new essays, Williams explores the concept of erosion: of the land, of the self, of belief, of fear. She wrangles with the paradox of desert lands and the truth of erosion: What is weathered, worn, and whittled away through wind, water, and time is as powerful as what remains. Our undoing is also our becoming.

    She looks at the current state of American politics: the dire social and environmental implications of recent choices to gut Bears Ears National Monument, sacred lands to Native People of the American Southwest, and undermine the Endangered Species Act. She testifies that climate change is not an abstraction, citing the drought outside her door and at times, within herself. Images of extraction and contamination haunt her: "oil rigs lighting up the horizon; trucks hauling nuclear waste on dirt roads now crisscrossing the desert like an exposed nervous system." But beautiful moments of relief and refuge, solace and spirituality come-in her conversations with Navajo elders, art, and, always, in the land itself. She asks, urgently: "Is Earth not enough? Can the desert be a prayer?"

    ISBN: 9781250758248
    Publication date: 18/11/2020
    Price: $37.99
    Author: Williams, Terry Tempest
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $37.99
  • Europe the First 100 Million Years
    Europe the First 100 Million Years
    It is hard to overstate just how unusual Europe was towards the end of the age of the dinosaurs. It was a dynamic island arc whose individual landmasses were made up of diverse geological types, including ancient continental fragments, raised segments of oceanic crust, and land newly minted by volcanic activity. Yet even at this early stage Europe was exerting a disproportionate influence on the world.

    About 100 million years ago, the interaction of three continents-Asia, North America and Africa-formed the tropical island archipelago that would become the Europe of today, a place of exceptional diversity, rapid change and high energy.

    Europe- The First 100 Million Years is full of surprises. Over the millennia Europe has received countless immigrant species and transformed them. It is where the first coral reefs formed. It was once home to some of the world's largest elephants. And it played a vital role in the evolution of our own species.

    When the first modern humans arrived in Europe 40,000 years ago, they began to exert an astonishing influence on the continent's flora and fauna, and now, Europeans lead the way in wildlife restoration-there are more wolves in Europe today than in the USA. This enthralling ecological history is more than the story of Europe and the Europeans, it will change our understanding of life itself.

    ISBN: 9781922268464
    Publication date: 03/12/2019
    Price: $30.00
    Author: Flannery, Tim
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Evolutionary Biology a Plant Perspective
    Evolutionary Biology a Plant Perspective
    Many of the characteristics that distinguish plants from other living organisms can be traced to their origin early in the history of life. Features such as a multicellular haploid life stage, prevalent hermaphroditism, self-fertilization, and general dependence on biotic and abiotic vectors for reproduction stem directly from the ability of plants to obtain energy from the sun. This novel mode of energy capture had far-ranging implications for plant evolution. It
    not only fueled the tremendous diversification of life on Earth, but also had far-ranging implications for the evolution of early photosynthetic organisms and eventually land plants. Understanding the evolutionary processes for the proliferation and diversification of plants requires an appreciation of their unique biological features. While the processes of mutation, selection, genetic drift, and gene flow are the same for both plants and animals, there are specific characteristics of plants that affect their evolution. Unique traits of plants affect everything from the fate of mutations, to exposure to selection in the haploid life stage, to the distribution of
    genetic variation within and among populations, and ultimately the rates and patterns of diversification. This book examines the origins of the unique features of plants and the implications of these features for evolutionary processes. Author Mitchell B. Cruzan provides discussion of contemporary topics such as population genetics, phylogeography, phylogenetics, ecological genetics, and genomics. The content covered is essential to a wide range of advanced courses in plant biology.

    ISBN: 9780190882679
    Publication date: 31/10/2018
    Price: $139.99
    Author: Cruzan, Mitchell B. (Professor Of Evolutionary Bio
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $139.99
  • Extraordinary Insects Weird. Wonderful. Indispensable. How they run the World
    Extraordinary Insects Weird. Wonderful. Indispensable. How they run the World
    A journey into the weird, wonderful and truly astonishing lives of the small but mighty creatures who keep the world turning.

    Out of sight, underfoot, unseen beyond fleeting scuttles or darting flights, insects occupy a hidden world, yet are essential to sustaining life on earth.

    Insects influence our ecosystem like a ripple effect on water. They arrived when life first moved to dry land, they preceded - and survived - the dinosaurs, they outnumber the grains of sand on all the world's beaches, and they will be here long after us.

    Working quietly but tirelessly, they give us food, uphold our ecosystems, can heal our wounds and even digest plastic. They could also provide us with new solutions to the antibiotics crisis, assist in disaster zones and inspire airforce engineers with their flying techniques.

    But their private lives are also full of fun, intrigue and wonder -musical mating rituals; house-hunting for armies of beetle babies; metamorphosing into new characters; throwing parties in fermenting sap; cultivating fungi for food; farming smaller species for honey dew and always ensuring that what is dead is decomposed, ready to become life once again.

    Here, we will discover life and death, drama and dreams, all on a millimetric scale. Like it or not, Earth is the planet of insects, and this is their extraordinary story.

    ISBN: 9780008316365
    Publication date: 23/04/2019
    Price: $34.00
    Author: Sverdrup-Thygeson, Anne
    Format: Hardback
    Price: $34.00
  • Fantail: a Pictorial Study of New Zealand's Most Friendly and Loved Native Bird
    Fantail: a Pictorial Study of New Zealand's Most Friendly and Loved Native Bird
    ISBN: 9780994132413
    Publication date: 01/02/2016
    Price: $22.99
    Author: Page, Neil
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $22.99
  • Fathoms
    Fathoms
    Whales loom large in the world's environmental imagination. From a history of the animals being harpooned worldwide to today's ecotourism operators and the work of marine biologists, the attachment of humans to whales is much more than metaphoric. That whales have, for centuries, attracted myth, symbolism, and significance has been a pivotal factor in determining their current protection.

    And yet whales, and the waters that are their habitat, are changing. Even as the international community draws closer to a ban on factory whaling, whales surface with disturbing news from the deep. Whale strandings - once an encounter with wild, oceanic life - now force us to consider the complex contributions of humans to ecological change in the sea. Pollution and toxins accrued in whale bodies, plastics consumed by whales, the stress of exposure to industrial sound in the sea, and diseases contracted from livestock- all these, and more, are direct impacts of human activity.

    Searching, thought-provoking, and timely, Fathoms pursues the stories we tell about whales, what those stories signal about how we imagine our own species, and what whales reveal about the health of the planet.

    ISBN: 9781925321388
    Publication date: 28/08/2020
    Price: $37.00
    Author: Giggs, Rebecca
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $37.00
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