• 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
  • Old Ways a Journey on Foot
    Old Ways a Journey on Foot
    The "Old Ways" is the stunning new book by acclaimed nature writer Robert Macfarlane. Shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson prize 2012. Following the tracks, holloways, drove-roads and sea paths that form part of a vast ancient network of routes criss-crossing the British Isles and beyond, Robert Macfarlane discovers a lost world - a landscape of the feet and the mind, of pilgrimage and ritual, of stories and ghosts; above all of the places and journeys which inspire and inhabit our imaginations. "Really do love it. He has a rare physical intelligence and affords total immersion in place, elements and the passage of time: wonderful". (Antony Gormley). "A marvellous marriage of scholarship, imagination and evocation of place. I always feel exhilarated after reading Macfarlane". (Penelope Lively). "Macfarlane immerses himself in regions we may have thought familiar, resurrecting them newly potent and sometimes beautifully strange. In a moving achievement, he returns our heritage to us". (Colin Thubron). "Every Robert MacFarlane book offers beautiful writing, bold journeys...With its global reach and mysterious Sebaldian structure, this is MacFarlane's most important book yet".
    (David Rothenberg, author of "Survival of the Beautiful" and "Thousand Mile Song"). "Luminous, possessing a seemingly paradoxical combination of the dream-like and the hyper-vigilant, "The Old Ways" is, as with all of Macfarlane's work, a magnificent read. Each sentence can carry astonishing discovery". (Rick Bass, US novelist and nature writer). ""The Old Ways" confirms Robert Macfarlane's reputation as one of the most eloquent and observant of contemporary writers about nature". ("Scotland on Sunday"). "Sublime writing ...sets the imagination tingling...Macfarlane's way of writing [is] free, exploratory, rambling and haphazard but resourceful, individual, following his own whims, and laying an irresistible trail for readers to follow". ("Sunday Times"). "Macfarlane relishes wild, as well as old, places. He writes about both beautifully...I love to read Macfarlane". (John Sutherland, "Financial Times"). "Read this and it will be impossible to take an unremarkable walk again". ("Metro"). Robert Macfarlane won the Guardian First Book Award, the Somerset Maugham Award, and the Sunday Time Young Writer of the Year Award for his first book, "Mountains of the Mind (2003)".
    His second, "The Wild Places (2007)", was similarly celebrated, winning three prizes and being shortlisted for six more. Both books were adapted for television by the BBC. He is a Fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge.

    ISBN: 9780141030586
    Publication date: 30/05/2013
    Price: $30.00
    Author: Macfarlane, Robert
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Origins How The Earth Made Us
    Origins How The Earth Made Us
    Why do so many of us eat cereal for breakfast?

    Is it because we like the taste? Because it's so readily available?

    Or because 20 millions years ago, a certain species of plant colonised the same hospitable land that humanity did?

    Why is the world the way it is? If we follow chains of explanation as far back as they go - and keep asking, like a curious child, 'Why? Why? But WHY?' - the answers become more and more amazing. We reach the point where history becomes science.

    In this ultimate origin story, Professor Lewis Dartnell investigates how the fabric and activity of our planet have governed our evolution, influenced civilisations over millennia, and continue to shape our lives today.

    Plate tectonics and ancient climate change, atmospheric circulation and ocean currents - Origins unravels the human story by exposing vast webs of connections that stretch deep into the past, underwrite our modern world and help us face the challenges of the future.

    It may even change how you look at your bowl of cereal tomorrow morninga

    ISBN: 9781847924360
    Publication date: 01/02/2019
    Price: $40.00
    Author: Dartnell, Lewis
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Owls of the Eastern Ice: The Quest to Find and Save the World's Largest Owl
    Owls of the Eastern Ice: The Quest to Find and Save the World's Largest Owl
    When wildlife researcher Jonathan Slaght was a young Peace Corps volunteer in the Russian Far East, he caught a brief glimpse of a Blakiston's fish owl. It was the furthest south the species had been documented in over a hundred years, and a chance encounter that would change his life.

    In Owls of the Eastern Ice, Slaght tells the story of his decades-long quest to safeguard the world's largest owl from extinction in Primorye, a remote Russian province dominated by Ussuri taiga forest, the only place in the world where brown bears, tigers and leopards co-exist. The fish owl lives exclusively along the rivers of Eastern Russia, Northeastern China, and Japan's Hokkaido Island, and can best be tracked in the winter snows, so very little is known about it. Now Russia's evolving fortunes, logging interests and climate change present new threats to the owl's survival.

    In this breath-taking nature and adventure story, Slaght recounts his experiences pursuing the owl through its forbidding territory, during months-long journeys covering thousands of miles, so that he and his fellow researchers can learn how to protect this endangered giant. Along the way he spends time with the Russians who inhabit the taiga and must survive in the harshest and most isolating of conditions. As much a portrait of the world's most extraordinary owl as of the Russian Far East itself, Owls of the Eastern Ice is a timely meditation on our relationship with the natural world and what it means to devote one's life to a single pursuit.

    ISBN: 9780241333938
    Publication date: 04/08/2020
    Price: $48.00
    Author: Slaght, Jonathan C.
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $48.00
  • Paperscapes the Cat
    Paperscapes the Cat
    This sumptuous book celebrates the sheer variety of cats around the world, with beautiful photography accompanied by a lyrical and expertly written text that describes the key characteristics of over 50 species.

    It also features paper press-outs, enabling you to view the cats in relief and create the most spectacular book art. Press out the cats, fan out the pages, and display your copy as a work of art on a shelf or mantelpiece.

    ISBN: 9780233005829
    Publication date: 07/03/2019
    Price: $45.00
    Author: Pulling, Jennifer
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $45.00
  • Paperscapes the Dog
    Paperscapes the Dog
    Dogs are the most popular pets in the world. Their friendliness, loyalty and adorability is legendary. This sumptuous book celebrates the sheer variety of dogs, with beautiful photography accompanied by a lyrical and expertly written text that describes the key characteristics and personality traits of each of over 50 species.

    It also features paper press-outs, enabling you to view the dogs in relief and create the most spectacular book art. Press out the dogs, fan out the pages, and display your copy as a treasure on a shelf or mantelpiece.

    ISBN: 9780233005836
    Publication date: 07/03/2019
    Price: $45.00
    Author: Conn, Annette
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $45.00
  • Pig
    Pig
    What is it about the humble pig that holds such a special place in our hearts?

    In a frosty field on the longest night of the year, eight little piglets snuffle their first breaths, and jostle close to their mother to feed...

    So begins the life of the farm animal that you think you already know. But think again...

    This is the magical account of the life and times of a gang of Saddleback pigs, from one of the most forward-thinking organic farmers in the United Kingdom.

    Helen Browning shines a light on the secret lives of these mischievous, intelligent, and inventive animals - and shares her vision for the future of ethical farming.

    If you liked THE SECRET LIFE OF COWS and A SHEPHERD'S LIFE, you'll love this evocative and illuminating tale...

    What people are saying about Helen:

    'A woman who won't be cowed in the war against titan farms' - Independent

    'Pioneering' - Guardian

    ISBN: 9781472258052
    Publication date: 11/06/2019
    Price: $27.99
    Author: Browning, Helen
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.99
  • Polar Affair Antarcticas Forgotten Hero and the Secret Love Lives of Penguins
    Polar Affair Antarcticas Forgotten Hero and the Secret Love Lives of Penguins
    A captivating blend of true adventure and natural history by one of today's leading penguin experts and Antarctic explorers.

    George Murray Levick was the physician on Robert Falcon Scott's tragic Antarctic expedition of 1910. Marooned for an Antarctic winter, Levick passed the time by becoming the first man to study penguins up close. His findings were so shocking to Victorian morals that they were quickly suppressed and seemingly lost to history.

    A century later, Lloyd Spencer Davis rediscovers Levick and his findings during the course of his own scientific adventures in Antarctica. Levick's long-suppressed manuscript reveals not only an incredible survival story, but one that will change our understanding of an entire species.

    A Polar Affair reveals the last untold tale from the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration. It is perhaps the greatest of all of those stories-but why was it hidden to begin with? The ever-fascinating and charming penguin holds the key. Moving deftly between both Levick's and Davis's explorations, observations, and comparisons in biology over the course of a century, A Polar Affair reveals cutting-edge findings about ornithology, in which the sex lives of penguins are the jumping-off point for major new insights into the underpinnings of evolutionary biology itself.

    ISBN: 9781643136028
    Publication date: 12/11/2020
    Price: $32.99
    Author: Davis, Lloyd Spencer
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $32.99
  • Rewilding The Radical New Science of Ecological Recovery
    Rewilding The Radical New Science of Ecological Recovery
    Nature conservation in the 21st century has taken a radical new turn. Instead of conserving particular species in nature reserves as 'museum pieces', frozen in time, the thinking now is that we should allow landscape-sized areas to 'rewild' according to their own self-determined processes. By fencing off large areas and introducing large herbivores, along with apex predators such as wolves, dynamic new habitats are already being created.

    These 'self-willed' areas will develop in ways that cannot always be predicted, and they may not conform to our traditional ideas of wildlife habitats, but they will form a robust and rich ecology which will be strong enough to withstand future climate changes and species shifts.

    In this highly topical book, the first popular account of the science of rewilding, practising ecologists Paul Jepson and Cain Blythe explore the ongoing scientific discoveries that are emerging from this fascinating field.

    ISBN: 9781785786273
    Publication date: 23/07/2020
    Price: $22.99
    Author: Jepson, Paul
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $22.99
  • Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs
    Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs
    66 million years ago the dinosaurs were wiped from the face of the earth. Today a new generation of dinosaur hunters, armed with cutting edge technology, is piecing together the complete story of how the dinosaurs created a hugely successful empire that lasted for around 150 million years.

    In this hugely ambitious and engrossing story of how dinosaurs rose to dominate the planet, using the fossil clues that have been gathered using state of the art technology, Steve Brusatte, one of the world's leading paleontologists, follows these magnificent creatures from the Early Triassic period at the start of their evolution, through the Jurassic period to their final days in the Cretaceous' and the legacy that they left behind.

    Along the way, Brusatte introduces us to the cast of new dinosaur hunters and gives an insight into what it's like to be a paleontologist whose job it is to hunt for dinosaurs. He offers thrilling accounts of some of the remarkable discoveries he has made, including primitive human-sized tyrannosaurs, monstrous carnivores even larger than T. rex, and feathered raptor dinosaurs preserved in lava from China.

    At a time when Homo sapiens has existed for less than 200,000 years and we are already talking about planetary extinction, The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs is a timely reminder of what humans can learn from the magnificent creatures who ruled the earth before us.

    ISBN: 9781509830091
    Publication date: 07/02/2019
    Price: $24.99
    Author: Brusatte, Steve
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.99
  • Science of the Ocean the Secrets of the Seas Revealed
    Science of the Ocean the Secrets of the Seas Revealed
    Dive into this uniquely elegant visual exploration of the sea

    An aesthetic look at marine life and the ocean environment, this book uses astounding photography and clear diagrams to make marine biology and oceanography accessible and an enjoyable visual experience. The Science of the Ocean offers up riches from every corner of the ocean, from coral reefs and mangrove swamps to icy fjords and deep-ocean trenches, and from great whales to the microscopic beauty of plankton. Along the way, it explains how the ocean itself works, including tides, currents, hurricanes, tsunamis, and the global processes of oceanography and climate. An informative and utterly beautiful introduction to the ocean, this book brings the wealth of the sea onto the printed page.

    ISBN: 9780241415252
    Publication date: 03/09/2020
    Price: $70.00
    Author: Dk
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $70.00
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