• Life on Our Planet  My Witness Statement and a Vision for the Future
    Life on Our Planet My Witness Statement and a Vision for the Future
    See the world. Then make it better.

    'I am 93. I've had an extraordinary life. It's only now that I appreciate how extraordinary.

    As a young man, I felt I was out there in the wild, experiencing the untouched natural world - but it was an illusion. The tragedy of our time has been happening all around us, barely noticeable from day to day - the loss of our planet's wild places, its biodiversity.

    I have been witness to this decline. A Life on Our Planet is my witness statement, and my vision for the future. It is the story of how we came to make this, our greatest mistake - and how, if we act now, we can yet put it right.

    We have one final chance to create the perfect home for ourselves and restore the wonderful world we inherited.'

    All we need is the will do so.

    ISBN: 9781529108279
    Publication date: 01/10/2020
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Attenborough, David
    Format: Hardback
    Price: $39.99
  • Lifetime in Galapagos
    Lifetime in Galapagos
    Tui De Roy was a year old in 1955 when her family left Europe aboard a banana boat, bound for the Pacific to lead a different sort of life on Galapagos, one of self-sufficiency and living close to nature. She grew up on the islands and returned to them often over the next five decades. Discovering photography at a young age, she took her camera with her everywhere, whether she was scaling active volcanoes, diving among hammerhead sharks, or communing with Darwin's finches. A Lifetime in Galapagos is De Roy's intimate portrait of one of the most spectacular places on Earth, presenting the wildlife and natural wonders of Galapagos as you have never seen them before.

    Featuring hundreds of breathtaking color photos taken over the course of De Roy's life, this stunning book guides you into labyrinthine mangroves to observe nesting herons, to misty cloud forests to glimpse flycatchers and orchids, and into the ocean to swim amid lush groves of seaweed. De Roy's lens provides up-close encounters with orca and sperm whales, colonies of iguanas, and the giant tortoises of Alcedo Volcano. She paints unforgettable portraits of her childhood in Galapagos, the islands at night under the stars of the Milky Way, sea lions at play and on the hunt, the diverse birdlife of Galapagos, and much more.

    Blending striking images with vivid prose, A Lifetime in Galapagos also discusses the threats that global warming and other environmental challenges pose to the archipelago's unique wildlife and fragile habitats.

    ISBN: 9781988538211
    Publication date: 09/06/2020
    Price: $59.99
    Author: De Roy, Tui
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $59.99
  • Little Guide to Bugs
    Little Guide to Bugs
    Featuring 40 of the most distinctive bugs from around the world, this book is the perfect companion for anyone looking to reconnect with nature, whether that's when out walking or from the comfort of an armchair.

    Each bug has been exquisitely illustrated by printmaker Tom Frost and is accompanied by all-important information including their habitat, distribution and size, plus an interesting fact or fable. There is also an interactive spotter's guide, where you can check off and note the date of each time you spot a new insect.

    Reacquaint yourself with the familiar Bumble Bee and Earthworm, as well as discovering new species such as the Giant Mesquite Bug, Lily Moth and Picasso Bug.

    This informative, practical and beautiful guide is part of a new nature series designed to encourage creativity through exploring the outdoors.

    ISBN: 9781787131637
    Publication date: 23/08/2018
    Price: $14.99
    Author: Davies, Alison
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $14.99
  • London Is a Forest
    London Is a Forest
    Can a city be a forest? At first glance, this does not chime with our childhood idea of the `wild wood' - a dark entanglement of trees, where humans fear to tread. But a forest does not need to be dense and impenetrable, and it's not unheard of for people to live in them either.

    In London, 8.6 million people are crammed into just 600 square miles alongside 8.3 million trees, and millions upon millions of other plants, insects and animals. According to one UN definition, this makes the city a forest. The Forestry Commission agree, describing London as the world's largest urban forest. And it's a very special, urban forest at that.

    Following a number of trails through the rich diversity of London, this book will look closely at the urban forest, our relationships with it and attitudes towards it and will uncover the fascinating stories and secrets it holds.

    Through these paths that meander through the urban forest, author Paul Wood explores its geography, its past and future, and looks at the remarkable variety of life supported in this unique metropolitan ecosystem. From the edgelands to the beating heart of the clamorous 21st century megacity, a wealth of arboreal details, history, legend and anecdotes will be revealed along the way. You'll discover some of the species found here, and the people who have helped to shape this remarkable environment over many centuries.

    Complementing the trails, Wood will look in more detail at the fascinating stories of some of the iconic, and some of the more hidden species that define the urban forest. These will include familiar tree species like the London Plane, Oaks, Cherries and Hornbeam, alongside the rare Wild Service Tree and the surprising Tree of Heaven. Other inhabitants of the forest such as parakeets, urban foxes and, of course, humans will also be featured.

    ISBN: 9781787133419
    Publication date: 01/05/2019
    Price: $27.99
    Author: Wood, Paul
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $27.99
  • Making Space Creating boundaries in an ever-encroaching world
    Making Space Creating boundaries in an ever-encroaching world
    Life is a battleground, and it's all because of our boundaries; the physical, emotional, and mental ones we have or, all too often, don't have.

    And they're fluid too because we relax them for people we trust and want to let in and assert them for those we're not so sure about. They're also dependent on how we see ourselves; if we're low in confidence, self-esteem or self-worth, then our boundaries can quite often be flimsy.

    If we've been hurt, our boundaries can become impenetrable which can lead to us feeling alone, isolated and worthless.

    Topics will include: the boundaries of others (why they sometimes smart), professional boundaries, the boundaries we have with different family members, our friends, boundaries for carers (inc. parents), time boundaries, and boundaries which are sometimes forced upon us when we're unwell.

    ISBN: 9781409183457
    Publication date: 10/12/2019
    Price: $34.99
    Author: Hardy, Jayne
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $34.99
  • Metazoa Animal Minds and the Birth of Consciousness
    Metazoa Animal Minds and the Birth of Consciousness
    From the human being to the octopus, the shark to the humble sea squirt, all animals are physical beings made up entirely of cells. And yet they can think, to varying degrees. How did this come to be? How did a mind first grow from the matter that is the body? And at what stage did that clump of cells become a 'self'?

    In Metazoa, Peter Godfrey-Smith, author of the bestselling Other Minds looks beyond the octopus to the complexity of the whole animal kingdom, exploring the origins of consciousness and grappling with the greatest mystery of evolution. Metazoa (the biological term encompassing all animals), covers, with various degrees of detail, the main stages in animal evolution: the long period of life before animals, the enigmatic period known as the Ediacaran, in which the first animal fossils were laid down, then the Cambrian, the period that rapidly gave rise to most of the familiar animal forms. Then, in a few distinct evolutionary lines, the appearance of bodies with a set of unusual capacities: bodies with eyes and other senses that can track objects in space, bodies that can freely move and bodies with tools for the manipulation of objects. And the bringing together of these capacities would have pivotal consequences for the evolution of the brain and hence the evolution of consciousness.

    There is much to marvel at in the natural world. But take a moment to wonder at the fact that we can marvel at all.

    ISBN: 9780008321208
    Publication date: 18/05/2020
    Price: $37.99
    Author: Godfrey-Smith, Peter
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $37.99
  • Mini Guide to the Identification of New Zealand's Land Birds
    Mini Guide to the Identification of New Zealand's Land Birds
    Condensed version of: Which New Zealand bird? : a simple step-by-step guide to the identification of New Zealand's native and introduced birds.

    ISBN: 9780143006190
    Price: $12.00
    Author: Crowe, Andrew
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $12.00
  • Monarchs of the Sea the Extraordinary 500-million-year History of Cephalopods
    Monarchs of the Sea the Extraordinary 500-million-year History of Cephalopods
    Before mammals, there were dinosaurs. And before dinosaurs, there were cephalopods - the ancestors of modern squid,

    octopuses, and more creatures - Earth's first truly substantial animals. Essentially inventing the act of swimming, cephalopods presided over an undersea empire for millions of years - until fish evolved jaws, and cephalopods had to step up their game or risk being eaten. To keep up, some streamlined their shells and added defensive spines, while others abandoned the shell, opening the gates to a flood of evolutionary innovations: masterful camouflage, fin-supplemented jet propulsion, and intelligence we've yet to fully measure.



    Monarchs of the Sea is an epic, witty history about these bizarre but beautiful creatures that ruled the seas - and still captivate us today.

    ISBN: 9781615197408
    Publication date: 01/10/2020
    Price: $34.99
    Author: Staaf, Danna
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $34.99
  • Norwegian Wood
    Norwegian Wood
    "Every man looks at his wood-pile with a kind of affection" Henry David Thoreau Chopping and stacking wood is a pastime where the world makes sense once more. Because our relationship to fire is so ancient, so universal, it seems that in learning about wood, you can also learn about life. And who better to impart this wisdom than an expert from Scandinavia, where the extreme climate has obliged generations to hone and share their skills with tools, wood and heat production. Lars Mytting has distilled the wisdom of enthusiasts, from experienced lifelong growers, stackers and burners to researchers and professionals of combustion and tree culture. Part guide to the best practice in every aspect of working with this renewable energy source, part meditation on the human instinct for survival, this definitive handbook on the art of chopping, stacking and drying wood in the Scandinavian way has resonated across the world. Whether you are a seasoned woodcutter, or your passion is yet to be kindled, Norwegian Wood is the perfect fireside read. As featured on Chris Evans' Breakfast Show on BBC Radio 2

    ISBN: 9780857052551
    Publication date: 23/11/2015
    Price: $44.99
    Author: Mytting, Lars
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $44.99
  • Oak Papers
    Oak Papers
    Oaks are born and die on the same patch of earth. It is that sure-footedness that is so appealing. Ancient oaks hold a powerful sense of the longevity of life. The sense of security, of attachment to place, enchants us. You can stand beneath a grand oak and know that your more distant ancestors did so too.

    This is the story of one man's relationship to an ancient tree, the Honywood Oak. Colossal and wizened, it would have been a sapling when the Magna Carta was signed in 1215.

    James Canton spent two years sitting with and studying this unique tree. It was an exercise in discipline- he needed to slow down in order to appreciate it fully, to tune in to it, to connect with the ecosystem that lives around, inside and under it.

    In this stunning, meditative treatise, he examines our long-standing relationship with trees, a material as well as a source of myth and legend, and of solace. We no longer build our houses from the sturdy oak and its relatives, use them to fuel our fires or grind their seeds and nuts into flour in times of famine. Physically, we don't need them. Or do we? The natural world has lessons for us - if we slow down enough to listen.

    ISBN: 9781760642594
    Publication date: 17/08/2020
    Price: $30.00
    Author: Canton, James
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Obsessive About Octopuses
    Obsessive About Octopuses
    From the truly terrifying giant Pacific octopus to the inventive common octopus, find out where members of this eight-armed family live, what they eat and how we can protect them.

    ISBN: 9781912497195
    Publication date: 01/03/2020
    Price: $32.99
    Author: Davey, Owen
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $32.99
  • Of Orcas and Men What Killer Whales can Teach Us
    Of Orcas and Men What Killer Whales can Teach Us
    The orca is one of Earth's most intelligent animals. Remarkably sophisticated, they have languages and cultures and even long-term memories. Their capacity for echolocation is nothing short of a sixth sense. Despite their label as `killer whales' they are often benign and gentle, which makes the story of the captive-orca industry and the endangerment of their population around the world that much more tragic. In Of Orcas and Men, David Neiwert provides a compelling mix of cultural history, environmental reporting and scientific research on a majestic species. He explores the sometimes fraught relationship between this extraordinary animal and human beings, both in the wild and in captivity. David Neiwert's book is a triumph of reporting, observation and research, and a powerful tribute to one of the animal kingdom's most remarkable members.

    ISBN: 9780715652213
    Publication date: 10/08/2017
    Price: $3.00
    Author: Neiwert, David
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $3.00
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