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  • RSPB Where to Discover Nature53% OFF
    RSPB Where to Discover Nature by Marianne Taylor

    This is the first book to explore in detail every RSPB reserve open to the public in the United Kingdom. From the wild forests of Caledonia and teeming seabird cities of the north, to the rolling heath lands and rich wetlands of the south, you will find all the information you need to organise and enjoy your days out.

    Paperback £5.99 RRP: £12.99Buy Now
  • Wildlife Travel25% OFF
    Wildlife Travel by William Gray

    The author has spent over 25 years tracking down the world's best wildlife experiences. In Footprint's Wildlife Travel, he shares these encounters, taking you on a global safari. From whale-watching in North America to camping on an African safari and tracking tigers in India.

    Wildlife Travel will help you plan and enjoy the best of the world's wildlife adventures, enabling you to get closer than you ever imagined to the world's greatest wildlife.

    Paperback £14.99 RRP: £19.99Buy Now
  • Hadrian's Wildlife
    Hadrian's Wildlife by John Miles

    Hadrian's Wildlife will encourage visitors to the area to enjoy and appreciate the wide selection of these habitats on a year-round basis. This invaluable guide to the many and varied attractions of the area will take the reader on a voyage of discovery and will be an essential companion for visitors.

    Paperback £16.99 Buy Now
  • The Isles of Scilly (New Naturalist)33% OFF
    The Isles of Scilly (New Naturalist) by Rosemary E Parslow

    The author has spent many years working on the islands, each of which has its own unique character and special plants and animals. She examines the many aspects that make up the islands, their flora and fauna, geography, geology and climate, and the people and the way they used the land and its present day management.

    Hardback £30.00 RRP: £45.00Buy Now
  • Flowers of the Forest: Plants and People in the New Forest National Park60% OFF
    Flowers of the Forest: Plants and… by Clive Chatters

    by Clive Chatters

    The New Forest has strong populations of many special wildflowers because it retains a living tradition of free ranging domestic animals grazing its coast land, extensive commons and village greens. It explores how the wildlife of the Forest is the natural expression of the lives and economy of the people of the Forest.

    The book goes into detail and describes over 100 species of the rare flowering plants and ferns, accounts of the people who have explored the Forest from the early 17th century to the present and provides an account of Forest conservation issues by someone who has participated in Forest life for over twenty years.

    Paperback £9.99 RRP: £24.99Buy Now
  • The Jewel Hunter36% OFF
    The Jewel Hunter by Chris Gooddie

    A tale of one man's obsession with rainforest jewels. This is the story of an impossible dream, a quest to see every one of the world's most elusive avian gems - a group of birds known as pittas - in a single year. Insightful, compelling and laugh out loud funny, this is more than a book about birds. It follows a journey from the suburban straitjacket of High Wycombe to the steamy, leech infested rainforests of remotest Asia, Africa and Australia.

    Paperback £11.50 RRP: £17.99Buy Now
  • RSPB Nature Watch: How to discover, explore and enjoy wildlife61% OFF
    RSPB Nature Watch: How to discover,… by Marianne Taylor

    Learn a host of techniques including observing without disturbing, ways to record what you see, sketching, photography, filming and recording and how to organise and report what you have seen.

    Paperback £4.99 RRP: £12.99Buy Now
  • Wild Coast
    Wild Coast -

    This book is a celebration of the wildlife and landscapes of Britain's most vital wildlife habitats – those that make up our coastline.

    Grand-scale colour photos bring the wild coast and its inhabitants to life, while the text tells you what you'll see and where, from Land's End to John O'Groats via the scenic route. Beautifully illustrated with colour photographs and authoritative text, this book is a celebration of the wilder aspects of the UK's coasts.

    Hardback £20.00 Buy Now
  • On a Wing and a Prayer
    On a Wing and a Prayer by Sarah Woods

    As a young child, Sarah Woods imagined going on epic voyages to exotic, illusory lands filled with bizarre creatures, intoxicating rhythms, vibrant colours and other-worldly forests. As soon as she was old enough she packed a bag and set off to see the world for real, leaving friends and family behind to fulfil her childhood dreams. Sarah's intrepid travels on the trail of iconic wildlife took her through some of the toughest terrain imaginable, and led to encounters with extraordinary indigenous people of the forest, with whom she experienced kindnesses and cultures beyond her wildest dreams.This book tells the incredible story of one woman's adventure into the heart of the rainforest.

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  • No Nettles Required: The Truth About Wildlife Gardens
    No Nettles Required: The Truth About… by Ken Thompson

    Including hard facts learnt during the author's work on the BUGS Project (Biodiversity in Urban Gardens in Sheffield), this book is full of useful information on how to make your garden play its part for wildlife.

    Many of the tips require very little effort and the book is written in a friendly and accessible fashion, debunking several myths on the way - such as the old one about wildlife gardens needing nettles.

    Paperback £7.99 Buy Now
  • Wild France; The Animals, Plants and Landscape
    Wild France; The Animals, Plants and… by Bob Gibbons

    France boasts an amazing diversity of habitats and wildlife and this title celebrates the landscapes and natural history of this suprisingly diverse country.

    Hardback £29.99 Buy Now
  • Field Guide to the Wildlife of New Zealand
    Field Guide to the Wildlife of New… by Julian Fitter

    This comprehensive guide covers most of the birds, many of the other vertebrate species and a large number of typical invertebrates and flora to be found in New Zealand.

    Paperback £16.99 Buy Now
  • The Nature Guide to Extremadura, Spain (Crossbill Guides)
    The Nature Guide to Extremadura, Spain… by Dirk Hilbers

    Offers extensive information on landscape, ecology, natural history, flora and fauna along with practical tips and route descriptions.

    Revised 2nd edition.

    Paperback £22.95 Buy Now
  • The Natural History Book; The Ultimate Visual Guide to Everything on Earth
    The Natural History Book; The Ultimate… by DK Publishing, Foreword by Cristian Samper

    A complete survey of the Earth's natural history. Each geological and biological grouping is introduced and explained in an engaging and highly informative way. From granites to grape vines, from microbes to mammals, this is a true visual dictionary of every kingdom of life. Colour photographs, 648pp. 2010

    Hardback £30.00 Buy Now
  • Australian Wildlife
    Australian Wildlife by Stella Martin

    This title offers essential information, from biology to behaviour of Australia's unique species in one handy, readable guide. The author guides visitors though dense rainforest and across parched deserts to discover how bizarre creatures evolved in isolation. Find out why some fish change sex and how thorny devils drink.

    Paperback £14.99 Buy Now
  • Almost Lik a Whale: The Origin of Species
    Almost Lik a Whale: The Origin of Species -

    Darwin's origin of species brought together many unrelated biological facts and held them together with his theory of evolution. This book builds on Darwin's logic and adds support to his case, using many modern day discoveries that make life make sense. An award winning book.

    Paperback £11.99 Buy Now
  • Pantanal Wildlife: A Visitor's Guide to Brazil's Great Wetland
    Pantanal Wildlife: A Visitor's Guide to… by James Lowen

    Covers the best areas to search for particular wildlife specialities, with tips on how to find, identify and enjoy them.

    Paperback £16.99 Buy Now
  • Trilobites of the World: An Atlas of 1000 photographs
    Trilobites of the World: An Atlas of… by Pete Lawrance, Sinclair Stammers

    Trilobites are extinct arthropods that dominated the early oceans of the world. They occupied every available ecological niche and were highly successful organisms that evolved into a bewildering array of different forms. They died out at the end of the Permian, some 250 million years ago. Fossil trilobite remains are found on every continent. This title shows some of the best preserved, complete examples from many different countries and includes specimens collected from many 'classic' old localities. Will appeal to anybody interested in trilobites, from academics to fossil enthusiasts and collectors. Illustration type: Colour photographs, 416pp. 2014

    Paperback £45.00 Buy Now
  • Darwin in Scotland; Edinburgh, Evolution and Enlightenment
    Darwin in Scotland; Edinburgh,… by J F Derry

    The first book on Darwin and Darwinism that concentrates wholly on his time spent in Scotland. Provides introductory notes to both academic and non-academic topics and delves deeper into subject areas without becoming inaccessible to the lay reader. B/w photographs, 186pp. 2010

    Paperback £18.99 Buy Now
  • RSPB Gardening for Wildlife
    RSPB Gardening for Wildlife by Adrian Thomas

    This book busts the myths that wildlife gardens have to be wild, or that you can only garden for wildlife in a 'wildlife garden'. It shows how easy it is to incorporate wildlife gardening alongside everything else you want from your garden.

    Hardback £19.99 Buy Now
  • Dangerous Creatures of Africa
    Dangerous Creatures of Africa by Chris & Mathilde Stuart

    Documents the range of dangerous and threatening aspects of nature. Animals that can wound, venomous creatures, those that are poisonous to eat and diseases caused by animals. The focus is on understanding, identifying, avoiding and surviving these potential hazards of the African wilds.

    Hardback £29.99 Buy Now
  • Australia: The East (Travellers' Wildlife Guides)
    Australia: The East (Travellers'… by Les Beletsky

    Identification and location information on the most frequently seen animals and colour illistrations of nearly 650 of Australia's most common fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. Up to date information on the ecology, behaviour and conservation of profiled animals.

    Paperback £18.99 Buy Now
  • Wildlife of South Africa: A Photographic Guide
    Wildlife of South Africa: A… by Duncan Butchart

    Covers the region's mammals, birds, reptiles, frogs and trees that are most likely to be seen. Concise account for each species.

    Paperback £14.99 Buy Now
  • Nature in Gozo
    Nature in Gozo by John J Borg et al.

    Consisting of three main sections, the first section offers a general overview of Gozo's natural habitat covering different fields of study and highlights the charm and beauty of Gozo's environment and heritage. The second section of the book provides details of 160 floral species that can be found on Gozo and the final section provides details of 130 species of fauna.

    Paperback £25.00 Buy Now
  • Where to Go Wild in Britain (RSPB)
    Where to Go Wild in Britain (RSPB) by RSPB

    From the magnificent coastal flower displays of The Lizard in March, to the spectacle of seeing peregrine falcons in the unlikely urban setting of Canary Wharf in June, you'll experience first hand the huge array of flora, fauna and habitat to be found within our shores. Find details on hundreds of locations, maps, contacts, access and facilities, opening times and charges, plus great ideas for a whole host of options, giving you the choice in what you want to do and when.

    Hardback £25.00 Buy Now
  • Islands (Collins New Naturalist)
    Islands (Collins New Naturalist) by R J Berry

    A broad look at the islands that lie off the shore of Britain and Ireland, exploring their biology, geographt, geology and climate, and examining changes that have occurred in the past and how these become relevant for future developments.

    Hardback £50.00 Buy Now
  • Secret Lives of Garden Wildlife
    Secret Lives of Garden Wildlife by Dominic Couzens

    The wild animals in our gardens are both intimately known and hardly known at all.

    Many of the animals we see, from grey squirrels to earthworms, hide secrets that most people know nothing about. These secrets are sometimes shocking, sometimes inspiring and often simply strange.

    This title tells the inside story of the garden's wildlife through the twelve months of the year.

    Paperback £14.99 Buy Now
  • Discovering the Folklore of Birds and Beasts
    Discovering the Folklore of Birds and… by Venetia Newall

    An absorbing and readable survey that reveals much of the folklore that credited domestic pets and wild animals with their own power of speech and understanding. It also explains some of the phrases that are still in use today, such as 'the hair of the dog that bit you' and 'a frog in the throat'.

    Paperback £4.99 Buy Now
  • Nature's Playthings
    Nature's Playthings by Alison Wilson Smith

    Packed with simple yet creative ideas for outdoor play, inspired almost entirely by the author's recollections of her childhood. Here's how to make itching powder from rosehips, the rules of conkers, the joys of making leaf boats, flea darts, grass whistles, daisy chains, poppy dolls, pooh sticks, stone skimming, pond dipping and much more.

    Hardback £16.99 Buy Now
  • Wings Over the Western Front: The First World War Diaries of Collingwood Ingram
    Wings Over the Western Front: The First… by Collingwood Ingram
    Paperback £10.00 Buy Now
  • Rural England; What's happening month by month
    Rural England; What's happening month… by Jill Mason

    Each month of the year the author brings aspects of rural England to life with a fascinating insight into a mammals, a wild flower, a rural worker, a countryside festival, a seasonal landscape, a native bird and a traditional monthly farming practice.

    Hardback £20.00 Buy Now
  • The Wildlife of Costa Rica; A Field Guide
    The Wildlife of Costa Rica; A Field Guide by Fiona A Reid et al.

    Features all the mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and arthropods that one is likely to see on a trip to Costa Rica's varied environments. Provides details for identifying mammals along with interesting facts about their natural history.

    Hardback £55.50 Buy Now
  • My Natural History: The Animal Kingdom & How it Shaped Me
    My Natural History: The Animal Kingdom… by Simon Barnes

    Weaves together the story of Simon's life via the animals and the natural encounters that have shaped it. With humour and poetry, every page is fizzing with the author's infectious enthusiasm.

    Hardback £12.99 Buy Now
  • Wild Shropshire
    Wild Shropshire by Mark Sisson

    The glorious variety of Shropshire's wildlife is revealed in these beautiful images, covering the county's landscape, birds, animals and plants.The photographs are accompanied by brief descriptions of the different habitats within Shropshire and the changes they have undergone over the last 50 years. Colour photographs, 177pp. 2012

    Hardback £25.00 Buy Now
  • Wildlife of the Himalayas and the Terai Region
    Wildlife of the Himalayas and the Terai… -

    This title discusses the Himalayas, its foothills, and the adjoining Terai and Duar grassland-forests. Focuses on the mammals of the Himalayan region but also includes details on the birds, flora and landscapes.

    Hardback £45.00 Buy Now
  • Islands Beynd the Horizon; The life of twenty of the world's most remote places
    Islands Beynd the Horizon; The life of… by Roger Lovegrove

    Islands have an irresistible attraction and an enduring appeal. Naturalist Roger Lovegrove has visited many. In this book he takes the reader to twenty that fascinate him the most. The range is diverse and spectacular; and whether distant, offshore, inhabited, uninhabited, tropical or polar, each is a unique self-contained habitat with a delicately-balanced ecosystem, and each has its own mystique and ineffable magnetism. Central to each story is also the impact of human settlers.

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  • North-East Poland: Biebrza, Bialowieza, Narew and Wigry (Crossbill Guides)
    North-East Poland: Biebrza, Bialowieza,… by Dirk Hilbers

    This revised and expanded edition covers the famous Biebrza and Bialowieza National Parks and also the National Parks of Narew, Wigry and the forest of Augustow. Together these sites form one of the top destinations for birdwatchers and naturalists alike. Illustration type: Colour photographs, 256pp. 2013

    Paperback £23.95 Buy Now
  • The Great British Year
    The Great British Year by Stephen Moss

    Britain is a remarkable place, nowhere else in the temperate world boasts such extreme variety in such a small area. Our humble island has over 10,000 miles of coastline, iconic animals and birds, and unique spectacles of migration that sees wildlife from all corners of the globe descend upon our shores. This title is the companion to the BBC One series The Great British Year.


    Hardback £25.00 Buy Now
  • An Ecotraveller's Guide to Costa Rica
    An Ecotraveller's Guide to Costa Rica by Hannah Robinson

    Costa Rica has more diversity per square mile than any other country in the world. Whatever your idea of ecotravel, this guide book will show you the way, whether it be the canopy-top zipline, turtle watching, whitewater kayaking or an outdoor hammock by the sea.

    Paperback £12.99 Buy Now
  • Running Wild
    Running Wild by Mike Tomkies

    Mike Tomkies is back doing what he does best, observing our rarest and most dramatic wildlife, unsuspected and from close quarters, and writing about it with the kind of intimate detail that has earned high acclaim from critics and conservationists

    Paperback £18.99 Buy Now
  • Rainforest; Light and Spirit
    Rainforest; Light and Spirit by Harry Holcroft, Ghillean T Prance

    Artist Harry Holcroft has visited many of the tropical equitorial rainforests of the world in his quest to paint images of this wonderful ecosystem. His stunning watercolours and sketches bring these remote regions to life on the page. The text, by Professor Prance, gives the reader a scientific insight into the varying physiognomies of the great rainforests of America, Africa and Malaysia, explaining their history, the vegetation and some of the striking plants and animals to be found in these forests.

    Hardback £29.50 Buy Now
  • Wildlife through the Year
    Wildlife through the Year by Tim Sharrock
    This book follows, season by season, Tim's observations, discoveries, excitements and speculations. From gardens in England to gorillas in Rwanda and whales in the Sea of Cortez, his enthusiasm for the natural world shines forth. This is the ideal bedside book, ready to be consumed in fifty bite-sized chapters. There are also 52 wildlife-themed puzzles and quizzes - one for every week of the year. Illustration type: Colour photographs, 160pp. 2014
    Paperback £9.95 Buy Now
  • The Book of Naturalists: An Anthology of the Best Natural History51% OFF
    The Book of Naturalists: An Anthology… -

    Traces the beginnings and development of the study of natural history from the writings of famous scientists. Aristotle Linnaeus Thoreau Darwin and Huxley all featured. 499pp. 1988

    Paperback £15.00 RRP: £30.95Buy Now
  • Wild Sri Lanka
    Wild Sri Lanka by Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne

    Brings together all of Sri Lanka's top wildlife stories, many of which have come to light only in the last few years. Further chapters detail wildlife watching opportunities for primates, birds, reptiles, turtles and dragonflies; descriptions of the parks and reserves by habitat type, and a wildlife watching calendar to help plan a trip. Illustration type: Colour photographs, Maps, 208pp. 2013

    Hardback £29.99 Buy Now
  • Wildlife Crime; The Making of an Investigations Officer
    Wildlife Crime; The Making of an… by David Dick

    An inside account of the fight against wildlife crime. Includes reports of many wildlife cases from discovery to court and the ensuing publicity.

    Paperback £18.99 Buy Now
  • Southern Mexico (Travellers' Wildlife Guides)
    Southern Mexico (Travellers' Wildlife… by Les Beletsky

    Information on habitats of Southern Mexico, the most common plants you will encounter, underwater animals that divers and snorkelers actually see, and colour illustrations of approximately 550 of the most common fish amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals.

    Paperback £18.99 Buy Now
  • My Family and 50 Other Animals: A Year-Long Quest to See British Mammals
    My Family and 50 Other Animals: A… by Dominic Couzens

    A colourful and amusing narrative charts the peaks and troughs as the author, his wife and two young children take up the challenge to scour the length and breadth of the British Isles in search of everything from Weasels and Stoats to Edible Dormice, Killer Whales and Wallabies. Colour and b/w illustrations and photographs, 272pp. 2009

    Hardback £17.99 Buy Now
  • The Wildlife of Costa Rica: A Field Guide
    The Wildlife of Costa Rica: A Field Guide by Fiona Reid et al.

    Features all the mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and arthropods that one is likely to see on a trip to Costa Rica's varied environments. Provides details for identifying mammals along with interesting facts about their natural history.

    Paperback £24.99 Buy Now
  • Amazing & Extraordinary Facts; The English Countryside
    Amazing & Extraordinary Facts; The… by Ruth Binney

    Explores the flora and fauna, customs and traditions that give the English countryside its unique charm and special identity. From the standing stones and carvings of our ancestors to the modern farming methods and woodland management of today, discover hundreds of fascinating facts about rural England.

    Hardback £9.99 Buy Now
  • Essential Illustrated Wildlife Guide to Southern Africa
    Essential Illustrated Wildlife Guide to… by David Bristow

    Features detailed descriptions of over 600 of the most common southern African species that you are likely to encounter. Includes scientific and common name, size, colour, habitat, similar species and status. Includes alternative names and African names.

    Paperback £29.99 Buy Now
  • A Year in the Woods
    A Year in the Woods by Colin Elford

    From the crisp coldness of January, through the excitement of spring and the warmth of summer, and back into the dampness of the autumn and the chilly winds of winter, we accompany the forest ranger as he goes about his work. An invigorating look at nature through a forest ranger's eyes and an enthralling journey deep in the woods.

    Paperback £8.99 Buy Now
  • The RSPB Anthology of Wildlife Poetry
    The RSPB Anthology of Wildlife Poetry by Celia Warren

    From birds, mammals and fish to trees, flowers and insects, the richness of the British natural world is explored through a stunning collection of the very best in wildlife poetry.

    Hardback £16.99 Buy Now
  • Field Guide to Invasive Plants & Animals in Britain
    Field Guide to Invasive Plants &… by Max Wade, Olaf Booy

    This field guide will enable the identification of a range of invasive plants and animals now found in Britain. Though these species are of particular concern to conservationists there has previously been no unified guide devoted to their recognition. Illustration type: Colour photographs, Maps, 288pp. 2015



    Paperback £24.99 Buy Now
  • Wild Rwanda; Where to Watch Birds, Primates and Other Wildlife
    Wild Rwanda; Where to Watch Birds,… by Ken Behrens et al.

    Published in March 2015. With contributions from Jason Anderson and Claver Ntoyinkima. A guide to wildlife travel in this central/eastern African country.

    Paperback £20.99 Buy Now
  • Breaking Ice
    Breaking Ice by Jan Vermeer

    Documents the expansive polar regions of the earth. Dutch photographer Jan Vermeer, with a great deal of patience and a stong feeling for contrast, has captured the macro and micro facets of nature to make the public conscious of natures beauty and the fact that we need to treat it with care. Colour photographs, 192pp. 2010

    Paperback £30.00 Buy Now
  • Claxton, Field Notes from a Small Planet
    Claxton, Field Notes from a Small Planet by Mark Cocker

    In a single twelve-month cycle of daily writings Mark Cocker explores his relationship to the East Anglian landscape, to nature and to all the living things around him. The separate entries are characterised by close observation, depth of experience, and a profound awareness of seasonal change, both within in each distinct year and, more alarmingly, over the longer period, as a result of the changing climate

    Hardback £14.99 Buy Now
  • Chris Packham's Wildside of Town: Getting to Know the Wildlife in our Towns and Cities
    Chris Packham's Wildside of Town:… by Chris Packham

    Increasingly, wildlife is finding a home in our built up, concrete and noisy cities. Canals, disused railway embanments, reservoirs and inner city gardens are becoming more popular abodes for a huge number of species. This title reveals Britain's best urban sites and describes the different habitats that exist within them.

    Paperback £16.99 Buy Now
  • In the Footsteps of Eric Hardy
    In the Footsteps of Eric Hardy by David Bryant

    Through his weekly natural history programme on Radio Merseyside and record breaking column in the Liverpool Daily Post, Eric Hardy inspired many of us to get out and about in the North-West. David Bryant has diligently researched and faithfully recreated Eric's many years of natural history knowledge and experience, and you are invited to accompany him once again.

    Hardback £40.00 Buy Now
    Contains a short biography of `Yorkshire's Gilbert White' as Bolton is sometimes described together with 41 b/w illustrations of his work & notes on the places he studied & the people with whom he worked. 74pp. 1995
    Paperback £12.95 Buy Now
  • Discovering Wildlife: A Directory of Wildlife Sites Suitable for People with a Disability
    Discovering Wildlife: A Directory of… by The, Sensory Trust

    An extremely welcome collection of sites which are suitable for use by interested people with some form of disability. The directory is grouped into regions and there are location details for each site, with a description, access and facility information. There is also a site contact name, address and telephone number.

    Paperback £3.00 Buy Now

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