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  • The Natural History of Selborne by Gilbert White
    The Natural History of Selborne (English, Hardback) Gilbert White

    The Natural History of Selborne (1789)is written as a series of letters, which describe with wit and precision the flora and fauna White observes in his Hampshire parish. A classic of nature writing, this edition includes contemporary illustrations, a contextualizing introduction, and an appendix of readers' responses over 200 years.

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  • Chasing the Ghost by Peter Marren
    Chasing the Ghost (Hardback) Peter Marren

    Join renowned naturalist Peter Marren on an exciting quest to see every species of wild plant native to Britain. While the Ghost Orchid offers the toughest challenge of any wild plant, there were fifty more British species Peter had yet to see, having ticked off the first 1,400 rummaging in hedges, slipping down gullies and peering in peat bogs.

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  • Notes from Walnut Tree Farm by Roger Deakin
    Notes from Walnut Tree Farm (Paperback) Roger Deakin

    For the last six years of his life, Roger Deakin kept notebooks in which he wrote his daily thoughts, impressions, feelings and observations about and around his home, Walnut Tree Farm. This title collects his writings, capturing his restless curiosity about nature and his impressions of our changing world.

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  • Food For Free by Richard Mabey
    Food For Free (English, Paperback) Richard Mabey

    The ideal portable companion, the world-renowned Collins Gem series returns with a fresh new look and updated material.

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  • Hidden Villages of Britain by Clare Gogerty
    Hidden Villages of Britain (English, Hardback) Clare Gogerty

    In the first book from the highly successful Channel 4 television series, Penelope Keith's Hidden Villages, we explore the most interesting and beautiful examples of British village life in this lavishly illustrated book.

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  • Nurture by Lady Carole Bamford
    Nurture (English, Hardback) Lady Carole Bamford

    Over 40 years ago, Carole Bamford began a journey towards a more conscious way of life. From sustainable farming to holistic health, Nurture shares Carole Bamford's vision for a more mindful way of life and how we can all nourish our bodies, mind and spirit in a simple and balanced way.

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  • Sheep Manual by Liz Shankland
    Sheep Manual (English, Hardback) Liz Shankland

    Sheep have to be one of the most versatile livestock animals on the planet. All-in-one grazing and fertilising machines, they provide meat and milk for our tables, wool for clothing, carpets, and insulation, skins for leather and rugs, and a whole host of other products....

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  • Great British Seasonal Walks by National Trust
    Great British Seasonal Walks (English, Paperback) National Trust

    A glorious celebration of the seasons and the simple pleasures of walking from the archives of the National Trust.

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  • The Worm Forgives the Plough by John Stewart Collis
    The Worm Forgives the Plough (Paperback) John Stewart Collis

    WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY ROBERT MACFARLANEDuring the Second World War, John Stewart Collis volunteered to leave his comfortable life as an academic to work on the land for the war effort.

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  • Landmarks by Robert Macfarlane
    Landmarks (English, Paperback) Robert Macfarlane

    Words are grained into our landscapes, and landscapes are grained into our words. Landmarks is about the power of language to shape our sense of place. This is a guide to literature of nature, and a glossary containing thousands of remarkable words used in England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales to describe land, nature and weather.

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  • On the Marshes by Carol Donaldson
    On the Marshes (English, Paperback) Carol Donaldson

    Donaldson explores the conflicts between marsh-dwellers and corporate Britain, between private ownership and conservation.

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  • Rain by Melissa Harrison
    Rain (English, Paperback) Melissa Harrison

    A wonderful meditation on the English landscape in wet weather by the acclaimed novelist and nature writer, Melissa Harrison. Whenever rain falls, our countryside changes.

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  • A Natural History of the Hedgerow by John Wright
    A Natural History of the Hedgerow (Paperback) John Wright

    It is difficult to think of a more quintessential symbol of the British countryside than the British Hedgerow, bursting with blackberries, hazelnuts and sloes, and home to oak and ash, field mice and butterflies. But as much as we might dream about foraging for mushrooms or collecting wayside nettles for soup, most of us are unaware of quite how profoundly hedgerows have shaped the history of our...

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  • Top-Bar Beekeeping by Les Crowder
    Top-Bar Beekeeping (English, Paperback) Les Crowder, Heather Harrell

    Regular hive inspection and the removal of old combs helps to keep bees healthier and naturally disease-free.Top-Bar Beekeeping provides complete information on hive management and other aspects of using these innovative hives.

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  • Hens, Hooves, Woollies and Wellies by Bobbi Mothersdale
    Hens, Hooves, Woollies and Wellies (English, Paperback) Bobbi Mothersdale, Jacqueline Sinclair

    Illustrated with 24 beautiful sketches by Jacqueline Sinclair, Bobbi's dry and witty way with words cannot fail to amuse and endear you. If you are a farmer's wife, you will find this an unputdownable must read that you will want to share with all your friends.

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  • Woods by Robert Penn
    Woods (English, Hardback) Robert Penn

    From Dean to Epping and Hatfield to Sherwood, this beautiful tribute to the natural history of our iconic British woodlands covers the natural history of our forests, the unique species and animals that inhabit them, and how they have changed the face of our landscape.

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  • Ladybird Classics: The Wind in the Willows
    Ladybird Classics: The Wind in the Willows (English, Hardback)

    Suitable for younger children, or for newly confident readers to tackle alone, this title includes illustrations throughout and a larger format with ribbon marker.

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  • Kinder Scout by Ed Douglas
    Kinder Scout (Paperback) Ed Douglas, John Beatty

    Writer Ed Douglas and photographer John Beatty are close friends and have a shared history with Kinder going back decades. In Kinder Scout: The People's Mountain they reveal the social, political, cultural and ecological developments that have shaped the physical and human landscape of this enigmatic and treasured hill.

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  • The Forager Handbook by Miles Irving
    The Forager Handbook (English, Hardback) Miles Irving

    At any time, in any place, food is there for the taking - if only we knew how and where to look. Many of these plants - nettles, dandelions, fat hen, sorrel - grow so profusely they are considered a nuisance. Foraging was something our ancestors did instinctively - this book truly connects us with our past and our future.

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  • Beyond Spring by Matthew Oates
    Beyond Spring (Paperback) Matthew Oates $15.65
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