Environmental Protection: What Everyone Needs to Know (R) helps readers to access and navigate the robust system of environmental laws that have emerged to check the deleterious impact of human activity on the natural environment. Using concrete examples to cover historical background as well as contemporary scientific, legal, and economic topics, the book explores hot-button current issues from nanopollution to climate change.
Tells the story of how, over the course of a year, Alys, the Guardian gardening writer, learns how to keep bees; and Steve, the urban beekeeper, learns how to plant a pollinator-friendly garden. Part coffee-table book, part manifesto, this is a collection of advice, tips and ideas for growing food and keeping pollinators well fed.
'Retire? You can't retire!', Sir David Attenborough told John Bartram, when the man who has been gamekeeper and senior wildlife officer for Richmond Park for the past thirty years announced his intention to step away from the role, bidding farewell to the iconic park which has been his home and way of life for so long.
Embark on an amazing hiking adventure with Bear Grylls
Learn how to cross a river, forge a trail, and how to stay safe while out hiking
Includes step-by-step instructions and tips from Bear.
The must-have survival guide for all young explorers from chief scout, adventurer, writer and television presenter, Bear Grylls.
Along our shores, towering cliffs from the age of the dinosaurs rise beside wide estuaries teeming with wildlife, while Victorian ports share waterfronts with imposing fortifications. And the people, who have lived, worked and played on this spectacular coast - from Stone Age fishermen to seafarers, chart-makers and surfers.
From the empty magical theatres of Detroit to the lost playgrounds of Chernobyl, there are places across the globe that were once a hub of activity, but are now abandoned and in decay. This book showcases the very best photographs from around the world documenting this phenomenon.
Aquaculture is a fast-growing industry that provides food and income to millions of people. This title aims to give an account of the scale and diversity of aquaculture and the impact that it has on habitats and ecosystems throughout the world.
Interweaves the science of global warming with that of its growing political consequences, showing how just when the politicians are threatening to change our Western way of life beyond recognition, the scientific evidence behind the global warming theory is being challenged like never before.
They are trees of life and trees of knowledge. Thanks to this deal, figs sustain more species of birds and mammals than any other trees, making them vital to rainforests. The story of the fig trees stretches back tens of millions of years, but it is as relevant to our future as it is to our past.
Nicholas Royle's magnificent second novel combines a page-turning story about literary theft, adultery and ambition with a deeply moving investigation into our relationship to birds and the environment.
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.
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.
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.
The poet Clare Best and the artist Mary Anne Aytoun went in search of pools of water that are concealed, overlooked or hidden in the South Downs of southern England. They found places and whole landscapes rich in history, wildlife, culture and myth. This book presents the work they made about some of those watery places.
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?
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.
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
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.
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.
* 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.
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.