The perfect Christmas gift for the nature-lover in your lifeTake a deep breath and dive into the mysteries of the ocean. Blue Planet II, which accompanies an epic 7-part series on BBC1, is a ground-breaking new look at the richness and variety of underwater life across our planet.
Jim Crumley ventures into our countryside to experience firsthand the chaos and the quiet solitude of nature's rest period. He bears witness to the lives of remarkable animals such as golden eagles, red deer and even whales as they battle intemperate weather and the turbulence of climate change.
Takes us on a journey through the in-between spaces of Nature - such as strandlines, mudflats, cliff tops and caves - where one wilderness is on the verge of becoming another and all things are possible. In this title, the author combines a naturalist's eye for observation with a poet's ear for the lyrical.
Three strands mark the progress of the weather/climate story through history and into the future: its effect on human life; our desire to predict it; and our inability to control it whilst inadvertently changing it. This book traces these strands through history.
This collection of essays explores the Earth's history and processes in relation to global environmental issues. It addresses questions including soil contamination, public lands, surface and groundwater pollution, coastal erosion, global warming.
Think back to when you first flew. When you first left the Earth, and travelled high and fast above its turning arc. In in this book, the author shares his irrepressible love of flying, on a journey from day to night, from new ways of mapmaking and the poetry of physics to the names of winds and the nature of clouds.
This new edition of the Global Casino has been fully updated and redesigned in colour. It is the essential introduction to environmental issues linking the physical environment to the political, social and economic contexts in which these issues occur.
What we make and buy is a major indicator of society's collective priorities. Vital Signs Volume 22 explores significant global patterns in production and consumption. The book examines developments in six main areas: energy, environment and climate, transportation, food and agriculture, global economy and resources, and population and society.
From the leafy forest floor to the inside of a bee hive, The Inner Life of Animals takes us microscopic levels of observation to the big philosophical, ethical and scientific questions. The Inner Life of Animals will show you these living things in a new light and will open up the animal kingdom like never before.
In "Gaia: A New Look at Life on Earth", James Lovelock theorized that the Earth, its rocks, seas, atmosphere, and all life are part of one great organism. Here, he examines environmental issues, including the greenhouse effect, acid rain, ozone depletion and the loss of tropical forest.
* Fully revised and updated to provide a comprehensive introduction to soil science. * Covers all aspects of soil science including soil habitat, processes in the soil environment and soil management. * Emphasizes the applications of soil science to the solution of practical problems in soil and land management.
Acutely sensitive to rhythms of the countryside, Edward Thomas's lyrical, passionate, and sometimes political writing merges natural history with folk culture, and gives us a free-form record of the feelings and observations of one of the great poets of the English language. First published 1909 by J.M. Dent & Sons
W.G. Hoskins was one of the most original and influential historians of the 20th century. He realized that landscapes are the richest record we have of the past, and with his masterpiece, The Making of the English Landscape, he changed forever how we experience the places we live and work.
Ecological science has begun to make sense of the baffling paradoxes of natural systems, finding the answers in a "mathematical ecology" - the mathematical relationships that link all creatures and plants in a natural community. This book introduces and examines this theory.
Bill Oddie brings his infectious enthusiasm and inimitable style to this comprehensive introduction for the birdwatching beginner. Starting with the basics, the books goes on to explore all aspects of this increasingly popular pastime, from choosing a field guide, to easy identification tips.
Every minute was magical, every single thing it did was fascinating and everything it didn't do was equally wondrous, and to be sat there, with a Kestrel, a real live Kestrel, my own real live Kestrel on my wrist!
'Prose from a poet and a personal take on the spectacles' Chris Packham, author of Fingers in the Sparkle JarShortlisted for Richard Jefferies Society & White Horse Bookshop Literary Prize 2017Longlisted for the Wainwright Prize 2017Britain is a nation of bird-lovers.
But owls - with the sapient flatness of their faces, their big, round eyes, their paternal expressions - are also reassuringly familiar. We see them as wise, like Athena's owl, and loyal, like Harry Potter's Hedwig. In The Secret Life of the Owl, John Lewis-Stempel explores the legends and history of the owl.
No other bird is quite so ever-present and familiar, so embedded in our culture, as the robin. At the same time we trace the robin's relationship with us: how did this particular bird - one of more than 300 species in its huge and diverse family - find its way so deeply and permanently into our nation's heart and its social and cultural history?
The must-have survival guide for all young explorers from chief scout, adventurer, writer and televsion presenter, Bear Grylls. Embark on an amazing adventure with Bear Grylls as you learn the survival skills to stay safe in the wild and be able to cope in all situations.
Shortlisted for THE WAINWRIGHT BOOK PRIZE 2017 Can Britain make room for wildlife? Stephen Moss travels the length and breadth of the UK, from the remote archipelago of St Kilda to our inner cities, to witness at first-hand how our wild creatures are faring and ask how we can bring back Britain's wildlife.
As lyrical and precise as Fowles' novels, The Tree is a provocative meditation on the connection between the natural world and human creativity, and also a rejection of the idea that nature should be tamed for human purpose.
John Seymour's book about his, and his family's, life on the land in Suffolk; an optimistic and pragmatic vision of a different sort of life and the precursor to his best-selling Complete Book of Self-Sufficiency.
On the Marshes brings us an original voice and a book for our times. Evoking the landscape and atmosphere of sometimes forgotten and often marginalised corner of England, Donaldson weaves her own story of alienation with those who have made the waterlands their home.