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What a Plant Knows: A Field Guide to the Senses (Revised Edition)

What a Plant Knows: A Field Guide to the Senses (Revised Edition)

Daniel Chamovitz

A captivating journey into the inner lives of plants - from the colours they see to the schedules they keep How does a Venus flytrap know when to snap shut? Can a fern get jet lag? Do roses remember the romance of springtime?

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Discovering the Mammoth

Discovering the Mammoth

John J. McKay

The fascinating saga of solving the mystery of this ancient animal who has captivated our collective imagination.

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The Secret Life of Cows

The Secret Life of Cows

Rosamund Young

In this affectionate, heart-warming chronicle, Rosamund Young shows that cows love, play games, bond and form life-long friendships.

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Blowfish's Oceanopedia: 291 Extraordinary Things You Didn't Know About the Sea

Blowfish’s Oceanopedia: 291 Extraordinary Things You Didn’t Know About the Sea

Tom 'The Blowfish' Hird

A fascinating and fun-filled book of extraordinary facts about the oceans, seas and waterways of our world.

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The Inner Life of Animals

The Inner Life of Animals

Peter Wohlleben

A beguiling book about our deep connection with the natural world in all its incarnations, from the author of The Hidden Life of Trees.

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The Seabird's Cry: The Lives and Loves of Puffins, Gannets and Other Ocean Voyagers

The Seabird’s Cry: The Lives and Loves of Puffins, Gannets and Other Ocean Voyagers

Adam Nicolson

The full story of seabirds from one of the greatest nature writers. The book looks at the pattern of their lives, their habitats, the threats they face and the passions they inspire - beautifully illustrated by artist Kate Boxer.

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The Dogs of Avalon: The Race to Save Animals in Peril

The Dogs of Avalon: The Race to Save Animals in Peril

Laura Schenone

After adopting an Irish sight hound, Laura Schenone discovered a remarkable and little-known fight to gain justice for animals.

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Something About Emus: Bininj Stories from Western Arnhem Land

Something About Emus: Bininj Stories from Western Arnhem Land

Murray Garde

The emu is an iconic Australian bird of significance to all Australians, but especially so to Indigenous Australians who have had a special relationship with this curious animal for thousands of years. In this bilingual, highly...

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H is for Hawk

H is for Hawk

Helen Macdonald

As a child, Helen Macdonald was determined to become a falconer, learning the arcane terminology and reading all the classic books. Years later, when her father died and she was struck deeply by grief, she became obsessed with the...

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Birdmania

Birdmania

Bernd Brunner

A window on the world of birders-obsessive, passionate, quirky, and always interesting

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The Man Who Climbs Trees

The Man Who Climbs Trees

James Aldred

Tells the story of a professional British tree climber, cameraman and adventurer, who has made a career out of travelling the world, filming wildlife for the BBC and climbing trees.

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The Animals Among Us: The New Science of Anthrozoology

The Animals Among Us: The New Science of Anthrozoology

John Bradshaw

The bestselling author of Dog Sense and Cat Sense explains why living with animals has always been a fundamental aspect of being human.

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Where Song Began: Australia's Birds And How They Changed TheWorld

Where Song Began: Australia’s Birds And How They Changed TheWorld

Tim Low

An authoritative and entertaining exploration of Australia's distinctive birds and their unheralded role in global evolution

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The Secret Life of Whales

The Secret Life of Whales

Micheline Jenner

Marine biologist Micheline Jenner discovered humpback breeding grounds off the Kimberley coast, has swum through orange golfball-sized pygmy blue whale poo to......

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The Long, Long Life of Trees

The Long, Long Life of Trees

Fiona Stafford

A lyrical tribute to the diversity of trees, their physical beauty, their special characteristics and uses, and their ever-evolving meanings

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Spirals in Time: The Secret Life and Curious Afterlife of Seashells

Spirals in Time: The Secret Life and Curious Afterlife of Seashells

Helen Scales

A biological and cultural biography of the seashell--ubiquitous yet mystical.   

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The Songs of Trees: Stories from Nature's Great Connectors

The Songs of Trees: Stories from Nature’s Great Connectors

David George Haskell

The author of the Pulitzer Prize finalist The Forest Unseen visits with nature's most magnificent networkers - trees.

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The Fish Ladder: A Journey Upstream

The Fish Ladder: A Journey Upstream

Katharine Norbury

Part travelogue, part memoir, this deeply moving story of adoption, grief and marriage. Destined to be a classic of memoir.

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The Outrun

The Outrun

Amy Liptrot

An exhilarating nature memoir about recovering from alcoholism in Orkney that was a runaway hit in hardback - 'A future classic' New Statesman

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Bee Quest

Bee Quest

Dave Goulson

A hunt for the world's most elusive bees leads the author from the Salisbury plains to the Sussex hedgerows, from Poland to Patagonia. Whether he is tracking yellow bumblebees in the Hebrides or chasing orchid bees through the...

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The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration Into the Wonder of Consciousness

The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration Into the Wonder of Consciousness

Sy Montgomery

A profoundly moving exploration of the intelligence and personality of one of the world's most mysterious, beguiling creatures

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The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History

The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History

Elizabeth Kolbert

Over the last half a billion years, there have been five mass extinctions of life on earth. Scientists around the world are currently monitoring the sixth, predicted to be the most devastating extinction event since the asteroid...

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 Read reviewThe Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate - Discoveries from a Secret World

The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate - Discoveries from a Secret World

Peter Wohlleben

Are trees social beings? In this international bestseller, forester and author Peter Wohlleben convincingly makes the case that, yes, the forest is a social network. He draws on groundbreaking scientific discoveries to...

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Cod

Cod

Mark Kurlansky

From the Vikings to Clarence Birdseye, the author introduces the explorers, merchants, writers, chefs and fisherman, whose lives have been interwoven with the prolific fish. He chronicles the cod wars of the 16th and 20th...

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