An entrancing and entertaining A-Z of the world's oddest and most far-fetched creatures - a bestiary for the 21st century.
Why is it that some of the greatest works of literature have been produced by writers in the grip of alcoholism, an addiction that cost them personal happiness and caused...
We talk about the weather a lot. It exasperates, confounds and on occasion delights us. Our national conversation is dominated by the weather, but how much do we ...
Antony Woodward; Rob Penn
THE WRONG KIND OF SNOW is the bestselling daily companion to the unpredictable British weather - a national phenomenon that obsesses us all.
J. A. Baker; Mark Cocker; John Fanshawe
Reissue of J. A. Baker's extraordinary classic of British nature writing
When we think of London's river, the vast thoroughfare of the Thames immediately springs to mind. But this ancient city was built around other rivers too - and traces of...
A startling book, his most personal to date, from Philip Hoare, co-curator of the Moby-Dick Big Read and winner of the 2009 Samuel Johnson Prize for 'Leviathan'.
Can you remember why the sea is salty? How does the moon affect the tide? And what was the mystery of St Michael's Mount? Answering such questions as what to...
An easily accessible, highly illustrated guide to the geology, geography and geomorphology that forms landscapes.
Reviewing the history and causes of climatic change and evaluating regional models, this New Naturalist volume offers an important analysis of climatic variations.
Alastair Fothergill; Vanessa Berlowitz
A portrait of our polar regions. From the Great Melt in Spring to the 24-hour summer, the beginning of the Big Freeze and long dark winter, it follows the dramatic...
A Patch Made in Heaven is the diary of a wildlife-watching year in a single square kilometre of southern England. Written in wryly humorous style, it details the birds, the...
From mangrove swamp to ocean floor, mollusc to manatee, Atlantic Conveyer to Hurricane Katrina, this guide unravels the mysteries of the sea. It lets you marvel at the oceans' power...
Annie Proulx, one of America's finest writers, invites us to share her experience in the building of her new home on a rich plot of untouched, unspoilt prairie and her...
* From the award-winning writer, following her memoirs, Skating to Antarctica, Stranger on a Train, On Trying to Keep Still - a unique book about animal watching
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Charting the relationship between humans and animals and how certain species have been instrumental in the development of our understanding of the evolution of the natural world, this title explores...