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Nature Writing

 

It’s tough being stuck indoors when nature’s blooming outside—when you’ve less on hand to keep yourself busy and when you’ve suddenly, hopefully, got time and space to centre yourself and reflect.


We can’t help get you outside, but we can offer the next best thing—with a page of nature writing books! Take a look through our selection below, highlighting some of our favourite and bestselling books about the natural world: reflective, reconnective, inspiring and interesting, with a few for budding naturalists too.
 


 

A Sand County Almanac by Aldo LeopoldA Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold
 

Wherever I am, however beleaguered, all I need to do is dip into the pages of this plain-looking little book and a sense of tranquility opens up around me; reading just one paragraph of Leopold's succinct, descriptive, poetic diary of life in nature, written from a shack on a farm in Wisconsin, ushers me back through time and into a moment of peace. It's through the pages of this book that Leopold, a founding father of wildlife ecology, developed his philosophy of living in communion with nature, but for me it's the moments I love best: the animal noises, the weather and the land, the wisdom, and the calm.

—Gavin, Marketing team

The Living Mountain by Nan ShepherdThe Living Mountain by Nan Shepherd
 

Breathtaking in its scope, diminutive in its size, Nan Shepherd’s The Living Mountain journeys deep into the Cairngorms to explore the essential relationship between the human experience and the natural world. Shepherd wrote The Living Mountain against the backdrop of WWII trauma and her poetic prose transports the reader beyond the contemporary situation to an elemental place, a place of epic scale and beauty, imbued with the power to restore optimism in our collective future. A gem.

—Jasper, Buying team

 

Connecting With Nature

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H is for Hawk
(Paperback)
Helen Macdonald
£9.99
Nature Cure
(Paperback)
Richard Mabey
£9.99
Wanderland
(Hardback)
Jini Reddy
£16.99
Bird Therapy
(Paperback)
Joe Harkness; Chris Packham
£9.99
The Outrun
(Paperback)
Amy Liptrot
£9.99
The Lost Words
(Hardback)
Robert Macfarlane; Jackie Morris
£16.99
Rootbound: Rewilding a Life
(Hardback)
Alice Vincent
£14.99
The Grassling
(Paperback)
Elizabeth-Jane Burnett
£9.99
Findings
(Paperback)
Kathleen Jamie
£9.99
My First Summer In The Sierra
(Paperback)
John Muir; Robert Macfarlane
£9.99
H is for Hawk
(Paperback)
Helen Macdonald
£9.99
Nature Cure
(Paperback)
Richard Mabey
£9.99
Wanderland
(Hardback)
Jini Reddy
£16.99
Bird Therapy
(Paperback)
Joe Harkness; Chris Packham
£9.99
The Outrun
(Paperback)
Amy Liptrot
£9.99
The Lost Words
(Hardback)
Robert Macfarlane; Jackie Morris
£16.99
Rootbound: Rewilding a Life
(Hardback)
Alice Vincent
£14.99
The Grassling
(Paperback)
Elizabeth-Jane Burnett
£9.99
Findings
(Paperback)
Kathleen Jamie
£9.99
My First Summer In The Sierra
(Paperback)
John Muir; Robert Macfarlane
£9.99

Journeys & Wanderings

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The Wild Places
(Paperback)
Robert Macfarlane
£9.99
The Invention of Nature: The...
(Paperback)
Andrea Wulf
£10.99
Horizon
(Paperback)
Barry Lopez
£10.99
The Salt Path
(Paperback)
Raynor Winn
£9.99
Rain: Four Walks in English Weather
(Paperback)
Melissa Harrison
£8.99
The Wild Places
(Paperback)
Robert Macfarlane
£9.99
The Invention of Nature: The...
(Paperback)
Andrea Wulf
£10.99
Horizon
(Paperback)
Barry Lopez
£10.99
The Salt Path
(Paperback)
Raynor Winn
£9.99
Rain: Four Walks in English Weather
(Paperback)
Melissa Harrison
£8.99
The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot
(Paperback)
Robert Macfarlane
£9.99
Walk With Your Wolf: Unlock your...
(Paperback)
Jonathan Hoban
£9.99

For Budding Naturalists

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Darwin: An Exceptional Voyage
(Hardback)
Fabien Grolleau; Jeremie Royer
£16.99
A First Book of Nature
(Paperback)
Nicola Davies; Mark Hearld
£12.99
The Wonders of Nature
(Hardback)
Ben Hoare
£17.99
David Attenborough
(Hardback)
Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara; Mikyo Noh
£9.99
Animalium
(Hardback)
Jenny Broom; Katie Scott
£20.00
RHS The Magic and Mystery of Trees
(Hardback)
Royal Horticultural Society; Jen...
£12.99
The Incredible Ecosystems of Planet...
(Hardback)
Rachel Ignotofsky
£12.99
The Little Book of Garden Bird Songs
(Other)
Andrea Pinnington; Caz Buckingham
£10.49
Through the Animal Kingdom: Discover...
(Hardback)
Derek Harvey; Charlotte Pepper
£9.99
The Book of Bees
(Hardback)
Piotr Socha; Wojciech Grajkowski
£18.95
Darwin: An Exceptional Voyage
(Hardback)
Fabien Grolleau; Jeremie Royer
£16.99
A First Book of Nature
(Paperback)
Nicola Davies; Mark Hearld
£12.99
The Wonders of Nature
(Hardback)
Ben Hoare
£17.99
David Attenborough
(Hardback)
Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara; Mikyo Noh
£9.99
Animalium
(Hardback)
Jenny Broom; Katie Scott
£20.00
RHS The Magic and Mystery of Trees
(Hardback)
Royal Horticultural Society; Jen...
£12.99
The Incredible Ecosystems of Planet...
(Hardback)
Rachel Ignotofsky
£12.99
The Little Book of Garden Bird Songs
(Other)
Andrea Pinnington; Caz Buckingham
£10.49
Through the Animal Kingdom: Discover...
(Hardback)
Derek Harvey; Charlotte Pepper
£9.99
The Book of Bees
(Hardback)
Piotr Socha; Wojciech Grajkowski
£18.95

Rewilding

Edgelands
(Paperback)
Michael Symmons Roberts; Paul Farley
£9.99
Edgelands
(Paperback)
Michael Symmons Roberts; Paul Farley
£9.99

Trees & Plants

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The Forager's Calendar: A Seasonal...
£16.99

Currently out of stock

Plant: Exploring the Botanical World
(Hardback)
Phaidon Editors
£39.95
Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous...
(Paperback)
Robin Wall Kimmerer
£9.99
The Forager's Calendar: A Seasonal...
£16.99

Currently out of stock

Plant: Exploring the Botanical World
(Hardback)
Phaidon Editors
£39.95

Birds

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Raptor: A Journey Through Birds
(Paperback)
James Macdonald Lockhart
£9.99
The Peregrine: 50th Anniversary...
(Paperback)
J. A. Baker; John Fanshawe; Mark...
£12.99
Crow Country
(Paperback)
Mark Cocker
£9.99
Our Garden Birds
(Hardback)
Matt Sewell
£12.00
The Goshawk: With a new foreword by...
(Hardback)
T. H. White; Helen Macdonald
£12.99
A Short Philosophy of Birds
(Hardback)
Philippe J. Dubois; Elise Rousseau
£9.99
The Snow Geese
(Paperback)
William Fiennes; Robert Macfarlane
£9.99
Raptor: A Journey Through Birds
(Paperback)
James Macdonald Lockhart
£9.99
The Peregrine: 50th Anniversary...
(Paperback)
J. A. Baker; John Fanshawe; Mark...
£12.99
Crow Country
(Paperback)
Mark Cocker
£9.99
Our Garden Birds
(Hardback)
Matt Sewell
£12.00
The Goshawk: With a new foreword by...
(Hardback)
T. H. White; Helen Macdonald
£12.99
A Short Philosophy of Birds
(Hardback)
Philippe J. Dubois; Elise Rousseau
£9.99
The Snow Geese
(Paperback)
William Fiennes; Robert Macfarlane
£9.99

Water

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The Book of Tides
(Hardback)
William Thomson
£20.00
RISINGTIDEFALLINGSTAR
(Paperback)
Philip Hoare
£9.99
Shark Drunk: The Art of Catching a...
(Paperback)
Morten Stroksnes; Tiina Nunnally
£9.99
Rock Pool: Extraordinary Encounters...
(Paperback)
Heather Buttivant
£9.99
The Frayed Atlantic Edge: A...
(Hardback)
David Gange
£16.99
Still Water: The Deep Life of the Pond
(Paperback)
John Lewis-Stempel
£9.99
The Book of Tides
(Hardback)
William Thomson
£20.00
RISINGTIDEFALLINGSTAR
(Paperback)
Philip Hoare
£9.99
Shark Drunk: The Art of Catching a...
(Paperback)
Morten Stroksnes; Tiina Nunnally
£9.99
Rock Pool: Extraordinary Encounters...
(Paperback)
Heather Buttivant
£9.99
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