• Secret Network of Nature
    Secret Network of Nature
    From the bestselling author of The Hidden Life of Trees

    Did you know that trees can influence the rotation of the earth?
    Or that wolves can alter the course of a river?
    Or that earthworms control wild boar populations?

    The natural world is a web of intricate connections, many of which go unnoticed by humans. But it is these connections that maintain nature's finely balanced equilibrium.

    Drawing on the latest scientific discoveries and decades of experience as a forester, Peter Wohlleben shows us how different animals, plants, rivers, rocks and weather systems cooperate, and what's at stake when these delicate systems are unbalanced.

    ISBN: 9781784708498
    Publication date: 05/09/2019
    Price: $28.00
    Author: Wohlleben, Peter
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
  • Secret World of Farm Animals
    Secret World of Farm Animals
    'An unbelievably inspiring book' Peter Wohlleben, author of The Hidden Life of Trees

    Did you know that pigs frequently throw tantrums?
    That chickens are capable of complex communication?
    That sheep know their own names?
    That cows grieve when their calves are taken away from them?

    Jeffrey Masson delves deep into the mysterious world of farm animals and reveals just how sophisticated these creatures truly are - capable of joy, sadness, love and friendship - just like us.

    ISBN: 9781529111026
    Publication date: 04/04/2019
    Price: $28.00
    Author: Masson, Jeffrey
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
  • Sheep
    The Egyptians worshipped them, the Romans dressed them in fitted coats, the Christians made the shepherd synonymous with their divine saviour. In Sheep, Philip Armstrong traces the natural and cultural history of both the wild and domestic species of Ovis: from the Old World mouflon to the corkscrew-horned flocks of the Egyptians, to the 'Trojan sheep' of Homer's Odyssey, to the vast migratory mobs of Spanish merinos - all the way to Dolly the cloned ewe and the sheep-human hybrids of Haruki Murakami. Above all else, Sheep demonstrates that sometimes the most mundane animals turn out to be the most surprising.

    ISBN: 9781780235936
    Publication date: 01/05/2016
    Price: $29.99
    Author: Armstrong, Philip
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.99
  • Tangled Tree
    Tangled Tree
    Longlisted for the National Book Award for Nonfiction and A New York Times Notable Book of 2018.

    Our understanding of the `tree of life', with powerful implications for human genetics, human health and our own human nature, has recently completely changed.

    This book is about a new method of telling the story of life on earth - through molecular phylogenetics. It involves a fairly simple method - the reading of the deep history of life by looking at the variation in protein molecules found in living organisms. For instance, we now know that roughly eight per cent of the human genome arrived not through traditional inheritance from directly ancestral forms, but sideways by viral infection.

    In The Tangled Tree, acclaimed science writer David Quammen chronicles these discoveries through the lives of the researchers who made them - such as Carl Woese, the most important little-known biologist of the twentieth century; Lynn Margulis, the notorious maverick whose wild ideas about `mosaic' creatures proved to be true; and Tsutomu Wantanabe, who discovered that the scourge of antibiotic-resistant bacteria is a direct result of horizontal gene transfer, bringing the deep study of genome histories to bear on a global crisis in public health.

    Quammen explains how molecular studies of evolution have brought startling recognitions about the tangled tree of life - including where we humans fit into it. Thanks to new technologies, we now have the ability to alter even our genetic composition - through sideways insertions, as nature has long been doing. The Tangled Tree is a brilliant exploration of our transformed understanding of evolution and of life's history itself.

    ISBN: 9780008310714
    Publication date: 01/08/2019
    Price: $22.99
    Author: Quammen, David
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $22.99
  • Trees
    Accompanies an exhibition at the Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemparain offering artistic and scientific visions on trees

    Omnipresent and essential to life, trees have been underestimated by biologists. But in recent years, they have been the subject of scientific discoveries that have allowed us to see these oldest and largest members of the community of living beings in a new light. Capable of sensory perception, showing complex communication skills, living in symbiosis with many other species and influencing the climate, trees are equipped with unexpected faculties whose discovery confirms what indigenous, traditional and local communities had long acknowledged.

    Featuring works by contemporary artists including forest people, scientific imagery, films, photographs and sound installations, the exhibition at the Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris, strives to highlight the beauty, ingenuity and biological richness of trees, allowing us to see and hear these impressive protagonists of the living world that now find themselves also under increasing threat. Through paintings, drawings, photographs, scientific images, maps and texts by specialists, the catalogue published to accompany the exhibition invites the reader to dive into the fascinating and beautiful world of trees.

    ISBN: 9782869251458
    Publication date: 05/09/2019
    Price: $95.00
    Author: Albert, Bruce
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $95.00
  • Trees of Life
    Trees of Life
    A celebration of 100 tree species from Europe, Asia, Africa, Australasia, Oceania and the Americas.

    A captivatingly informative and visually beautiful survey of the tree species - from all over the world - that human cultures have found most useful. Each tree species is the subject of a concise text centred on a story - or stories - about the tree in question, and is depicted by means of a photograph, painting or other aesthetic artefact. The species will be organized thematically according to the virtues they impart, be that in the form of timber, nuts, fruit or medicine. The bloodwood tree, a native of central America, is a tree that made a nation. Its wood produces a brilliant and lucrative bright red dye and was imported to Europe for use in dyeing fabrics. The 17th and 18th-century logging camps established by the British later became the modern nation of Belize, and the bloodwood tree appears on its national flag. From the bloodwood to the breadfruit and from the cinchona to the peach, these are trees that offer not merely shelter, timber and fuel but also medicines, dyes, foods and fibres. They are very special trees, and Max Adams, author of The Wisdom of Trees , has a plethora of such fascinating stories to tell about them.

    ISBN: 9781789541427
    Publication date: 14/11/2019
    Price: $55.00
    Author: Adams, Max
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $55.00
  • Tribute to Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia and New Zealand
    Tribute to Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia and New Zealand
    A Tribute to the Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia and New Zealand showcases 125 of the best photography ever assembled of the countries' most spectacular reptiles and frogs, from the Tuatara to the Cape York Graceful Tree Frog, and from the Amethystine Python to the Starred Gecko.Twenty-five of the best photographers specialising in herpetology each submitted five of their most awe-inspiring images, culminating in a unique and captivating publication.The contributor accounts read like an adventurer's diary, with tales of hardship, sacrifice, skill and plain old good luck that were needed in order to find and photograph these amazing beasts.Structured like a glorified field guide, this beautiful book includes details of each species' natural history and distribution. For each image, photographic technical specifications are highlighted, while the story behind the image takes you alongside the photographer for each shot. Come along and enjoy the adventure.Publication is timed to coincide with the World Congress of Herpetology taking place in Dunedin, New Zealand, on 5-10 January 2020.

    ISBN: 9781925546590
    Publication date: 04/11/2019
    Price: $54.99
    Author: The Australian Herpetologiacl Society (Ahs)
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $54.99
  • Vesper Flights
    Vesper Flights
    Animals don't exist to teach us things, but that is what they have always done, and most of what they teach us is what we think we know about ourselves.

    From the bestselling author of H is for Hawk comes Vesper Flights, a transcendent collection of essays about the human relationship to the natural world.

    Helen Macdonald brings together a collection of her best-loved writing along with new pieces covering a thrilling range of subjects. There are essays here on headaches, on catching swans, on hunting mushrooms, on twentieth-century spies, on numinous experiences and high-rise buildings; on nests and wild pigs and the tribulations of farming ostriches.

    Vesper Flights is a book about observation, fascination, time, memory, love and loss and how we make the world around us. Moving and frank, personal and political, it confirms Helen Macdonald as one of this century's greatest nature writers.


    ISBN: 9780224097017
    Publication date: 27/08/2020
    Price: $38.00
    Author: Macdonald, Helen
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $38.00
  • Wild Child: Coming Home to Nature
    Wild Child: Coming Home to Nature
    From climbing trees and making dens, to building sandcastles and pond-dipping, many of the activities we associate with a happy childhood take place outdoors. And yet, the reality for many contemporary children is very different. The studies tell us that we are raising a generation who are so alienated from nature that they can't identify the commonest birds or plants, they don't know where their food comes from, they are shuttled between home, school and the shops and spend very little time in green spaces - let alone roaming free.

    In this timely and personal book, celebrated nature writer Patrick Barkham draws on his own experience as a parent and a forest school volunteer to explore the relationship between children and nature. Unfolding over the course of a year of snowsuits, muddy wellies, and sunhats, Wild Child is both an intimate story of children finding their place in natural world, and a celebration of the delight we can all find in even modest patches of green.

    ISBN: 9781783781911
    Publication date: 14/05/2020
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Barkham, Patrick
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $39.99
  • Year of the Dogs
    Year of the Dogs
    A truly charming collection of more than 100 canine close-ups, profiles and full-body shots, together with a comedic narrative about each dog.

    As a National Geographic photographer, Vince Musi travelled the world to photograph lions, tigers and bears. All that changed when his son turned sixteen – he decided to try something different; to spend some quality time at home and open a hometown studio to photograph dogs.

    From a farting bulldog to an opera-loving labrador, Musi chronicles the personalities of everyday dogs in words and photographs. His stunning portraits are matched with witty ‘dogographies’ and a comic blend of Vince’s own personal stories – from girl-next-door crushes to professional failures – from his wildly popular Instagram feed.

    Now, for the first time, The Year of the Dogs brings together this eccentric cast of characters in one volume, doggone guaranteed to put a smile on the face of anyone who loves animals.

    ISBN: 9781760760496
    Publication date: 01/09/2019
    Price: $49.99
    Author: Musi, Vincent J.
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $49.99
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