Filter
(found 25914 products)
Book cover image
A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'Vibrant, fascinating, poetic - a year in living things: all the things we love, all the things we wish we could, all the little things we step over and never know - the best of British wildlife from two superb naturalists and writers' CHRIS PACKHAM From ...
Wonderland: A Year of Britain's Wildlife, Day by Day
A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'Vibrant, fascinating, poetic - a year in living things: all the things we love, all the things we wish we could, all the little things we step over and never know - the best of British wildlife from two superb naturalists and writers' CHRIS PACKHAM From blackbirds, beavers and beetles to tawny owls, natterjack toads and lemon slugs. Every day of the year, winter or summer, in every corner of the British Isles, there's plenty to see if you know where - and how - to look. From encounters with the curious black redstart, which winters on our rocky coasts, to the tiny green snowdrop shoots that are the first sign that spring might be round the corner. And from the blossom-time and dawn choruses of April and May into the abundant noisiness of summer, where days start with hawker dragonflies and drowsy bumblebees and end with glow-worms and ghost moths; to autumn when in the early morning mist of London's Richmond Park male red deer lock horns in competition for a mate. Nature is always full of surprises - whether it's the strange behaviour of clothes moths or the gruesome larder of the strike. Distilling two lifetimes' knowledge, expert insight and enthusiasm, award-winning authors and passionate naturalists Brett Westwood and Stephen Moss take us through the year, day by day, sharing the unexpected delights that we can experience in our skies, beaches, rivers, fields, forests and back gardens. There are all kinds of adventures waiting on your doorstep, any day of the year, all you need is Wonderland.
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9781473609266.jpg
18.75 USD

Wonderland: A Year of Britain's Wildlife, Day by Day

by Brett Westwood, Stephen Moss
Paperback
Book cover image
In an advertisement for water filter cartridges, we see a tumbling waterfall. The caption reads, 'Like nature, Brita is beautifully simple'. What kind of thinking is this? Is nature an objective reality that, in its beautiful simplicity, is unaffected by time, culture, and place? The word nature itself: what do ...
Nature: Western Attitudes Since Ancient Times
In an advertisement for water filter cartridges, we see a tumbling waterfall. The caption reads, 'Like nature, Brita is beautifully simple'. What kind of thinking is this? Is nature an objective reality that, in its beautiful simplicity, is unaffected by time, culture, and place? The word nature itself: what do we actually mean by it? These are some of the riveting questions examined by Peter Coates as he demonstrates that nature, like us, has a history of its own. Beginning with Roman times, Coates investigates the ideological and material factors that have influenced human perceptions of, attitudes toward, and uses of nature - notably religion and ethics, science, technology, economics, gender, and ethnicity. Nature is seen among its rich panoply of meanings as a physical place, as the collective phenomena of the world, as an essence or principle that informs the workings of the world, as an inspiration and guide for people and a source of authority governing human affairs, and as the conceptual opposite of culture. By examining these aspects of nature, Coates leads us on a spectacular tour of the central intellectual forces of Western civilization. The book is essential reading for those who seek an understanding of the history of ideas and the role of nature in that history.
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9780520244788.jpg
USD
Paperback
Book cover image
John Lister-Kaye has spent a lifetime exploring, protecting and celebrating the British landscape and its wildlife. Lister-Kaye's joyous childhood holidays - spent scrambling through hedges and ditches after birds and small beasts, keeping pigeons in the loft and tracking foxes around the edge of the garden - were the perfect ...
The Dun Cow Rib: A Very Natural Childhood
John Lister-Kaye has spent a lifetime exploring, protecting and celebrating the British landscape and its wildlife. Lister-Kaye's joyous childhood holidays - spent scrambling through hedges and ditches after birds and small beasts, keeping pigeons in the loft and tracking foxes around the edge of the garden - were the perfect apprenticeship for his two lifelong passions: exploring the wonders of nature, and writing about them. Warm, wise and full of wonder, The Dun Cow Rib is a captivating coming of age tale by one of the founding fathers of nature writing.
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9781786891471.jpg
17.05 USD

The Dun Cow Rib: A Very Natural Childhood

by John Lister-Kaye
Paperback
Book cover image
Trees are part of the British psyche. We care if just one tree is cut down unnecessarily. So what happens when 15 million are blown down in one night? Part travelogue, part memoir, part celebration of nature's ability to heal itself, Windblown is as rich in character and story-telling as ...
Windblown: Landscape, Legacy and Loss - The Great Storm of 1987
Trees are part of the British psyche. We care if just one tree is cut down unnecessarily. So what happens when 15 million are blown down in one night? Part travelogue, part memoir, part celebration of nature's ability to heal itself, Windblown is as rich in character and story-telling as the rings of an ancient oak. 'A wonderful read' Michael Fish 'Vivid ... thoroughly researched and informative' TLS 'This eloquently written account shows that the Great Storm was a wake-up call, providing a wealth of information that helps us manage our treescape today.' Tony Kirkham, Head of the Kew Gardens Arboretum
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9781473657014.jpg
17.05 USD

Windblown: Landscape, Legacy and Loss - The Great Storm of 1987

by Tamsin Treverton Jones
Paperback
Book cover image
In 2016, scientist Rosaly Lopes and artist Michael Carroll teamed up as fellows of the National Science Foundation to travel to Mount Erebus, the world's southernmost active volcano in Antarctica. The logistics of getting there and complex operations of Antarctica's McMurdo Station echo the kinds of strategies that future explorers ...
Antarctica: Earth's Own Ice World
In 2016, scientist Rosaly Lopes and artist Michael Carroll teamed up as fellows of the National Science Foundation to travel to Mount Erebus, the world's southernmost active volcano in Antarctica. The logistics of getting there and complex operations of Antarctica's McMurdo Station echo the kinds of strategies that future explorers will undertake as they set up settlements on Mars and beyond. This exciting popular-level book explores the arduous environment of Antarctica and how it is similar to other icy worlds in the Solar System. The bulk of this story delves into Antarctica's infrastructure, exploration, and remote camps, culminating on the summit of Erebus. There, the authors explored the caves and ice towers on the volcano's flanks, taking photographs and generating original art depicting scenes in Antarctica and terrestrial analogs on other planets and moons. Readers will see an intimate side of Mount Erebus and Antarctica while surveying the region's history, exploration, geology, and volcanology, which includes research funded by the National Science Foundation's United States Antarctic Programs. Richly illustrated with photographs and stunning paintings showcasing the beauty of the harsh continent, the book captures the spirit and splendor of the authors' journey to Erebus.
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9783319746234.jpg
33.27 USD

Antarctica: Earth's Own Ice World

by Michael Carroll, Rosaly Lopes
Hardback
Book cover image
This is the story of one wood, representative of all the small woods of our landscape and of the sanctuary they provide. From January through to December, John Lewis-Stempel records the passage of the seasons in exquisite, lyric prose, as the cuckoo flits through the green shade and in the ...
The Wood

This is the story of one wood, representative of all the small woods of our landscape and of the sanctuary they provide. From January through to December, John Lewis-Stempel records the passage of the seasons in exquisite, lyric prose, as the cuckoo flits through the green shade and in the silence and the wind of winter. He explores from the roots of the oak to its tips, under the black, spicy leaf mould of the woodland floor and up into the mysterious canopy. He offers a unique account of the animals that inhabit this refuge: the fox, the pheasants, the wood mice and the tawny owl, among others. Their births, lives and deaths are stories that thread through the book from the first page to the last.

https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/images/products/2018/04/9780857524584.d92d5fec8dd8.jpg
25.58 USD

The Wood

by John Lewis-Stempel
Hardback
Book cover image
Anne Cholawo was a typical 80s career girl working in a busy London advertising agency, when in 1989, holidaying in Skye, she noticed an advert for a property on the Isle of Soay - 'Access by courtesy of fishing boat'. She had never heard of Soay before, let alone visited ...
Island on the Edge: A Life on Soay
Anne Cholawo was a typical 80s career girl working in a busy London advertising agency, when in 1989, holidaying in Skye, she noticed an advert for a property on the Isle of Soay - 'Access by courtesy of fishing boat'. She had never heard of Soay before, let alone visited it, but something inexplicable drew her there. Within ten minutes of stepping off the said fishing boat, she had fallen under the spell of the island, and after a few months she moved there to live. She is still there. When she arrived on the remote west coast island there were only 17 inhabitants, among them the legendary Hebridean sharker Tex Geddes and his family. Today, including Anne and her husband Robert, there are only three. This book describes her extraordinary transition from a hectic urban lifestyle to one of rural isolation and self-sufficiency, without mains electricity, medical services, shops or any of the other modern amenities we take for granted. Anne describes the history of Soay and its unique wildlife, and as well as telling her own personal story introduces along the way some of the off-beat and colourful characters associated with the island, notably Tex's one-time associate, the celebrated writer and naturalist, Gavin Maxwell.
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9781780274706.jpg
17.05 USD

Island on the Edge: A Life on Soay

by Anne Cholawo
Paperback
Book cover image
Forgotten edgelands, furious battles, suburban mysteries - discover the secret history of our green belts. Green belts are part of the landscape and psyche of post-war Britain, but have led to conflicts at every level of society - between conservationists and developers, town and country, politicians and people, nimbys and ...
Outskirts: Living Life on the Edge of the Green Belt - Shortlisted for the Wainwright Prize
Forgotten edgelands, furious battles, suburban mysteries - discover the secret history of our green belts. Green belts are part of the landscape and psyche of post-war Britain, but have led to conflicts at every level of society - between conservationists and developers, town and country, politicians and people, nimbys and the forces of progress. Growing up on 'the last road in London' on an estate at the edge of the woods, John Grindrod had a childhood that mirrored these tensions. His family, too, seemed caught between two worlds: his wheelchair-bound mother and soft hearted father had moved from the inner city and had trouble adjusting. His warring brothers struggled too: there was the sporty one who loved the outdoors, and the agoraphobic who hated it. And then there was John, an unremarkable boy on the edge of it all discovering something magical. In the green belts John discovers strange hidden places, from nuclear bunkers to buried landfill sites, and along the way meets planners, protestors, foresters and residents whose passions for and against the green belt tell a fascinating tale of Britain today. The first book to tell the story of Britain's green belts, Outskirts is at once a fascinating social history, a stirring evocation of the natural world, and a poignant tale of growing up in a place, and within a family, like no other.
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9781473625044.jpg
17.05 USD

Outskirts: Living Life on the Edge of the Green Belt - Shortlisted for the Wainwright Prize

by John Grindrod
Paperback
Book cover image
True time capsules of life, seeds are significant items of hope and promise. They are the most complex organs plants ever produce, and come in an enormously diverse range of shapes, sizes, and colours; from the impressive coco de mer nut to the microscopic seeds of an orchid, to the ...
The Book of Seeds: A Lifesize Guide to Six Hundred Species from Around the World
True time capsules of life, seeds are significant items of hope and promise. They are the most complex organs plants ever produce, and come in an enormously diverse range of shapes, sizes, and colours; from the impressive coco de mer nut to the microscopic seeds of an orchid, to the extraordinary cobalt blue of the traveller's palm pit. Seeds are often overshadowed by the adult plant's size and show. Here, 600 seeds are spotlit, each given equal attention, each shown as glorious photographs, life size and in detail, alongside an engraving of the parent plant. Every profile includes a population distribution map, a table of essential information, and a commentary revealing notable characteristics, related species, and a diagnosis of the specimen's importance in terms of taxonomy, rarity, dispersal method, and scientific significance. Arranged taxonomically, this essential reference reveals the variety and importance of seeds to an extent never seen before.
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9781782405207.jpg
51.19 USD

The Book of Seeds: A Lifesize Guide to Six Hundred Species from Around the World

Hardback
Book cover image
The Florilegium Society at The Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney was formed in 2005 to create a unique collection of contemporary botanical paintings of significant plants that represent the history of the living collections of the Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust. This beautifully produced book is a celebration of 200 ...
The Florilegium: The Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney - Celebrating 200 Years
The Florilegium Society at The Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney was formed in 2005 to create a unique collection of contemporary botanical paintings of significant plants that represent the history of the living collections of the Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust. This beautifully produced book is a celebration of 200 years of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney, showcasing the botanical richness of these Gardens through the eyes of 64 exceptional Australian and international botanical artists. The stunning botanical paintings are presented chronologically according to the date of each species' introduction to the Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney and its Blue Mountains Garden, Mt Tomah and the Australian Garden, Mt Annan. With paintings of indigenous Australian plants as well as more exotic species from Asia, the Americas, Africa and Europe, The Florilegium truly reflects the diversity of the three Gardens. Each painting is accompanied by a botanical description written by Louisa Murray and a historic overview by Colleen Morris detailing the discovery of the featured species, its historic and cultural significance and introduction to the Gardens. With a foreword by Dr Shirley Sherwood OBE, preface by Dr Brett Summerell, RBG Sydney Director of Science and Conservation, and an introductory essay by Beverly Allen. The accompanying exhibition of the same name runs from February - August 2018 in the Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. `The standard of the plant portraits is so high and the text so illuminating that this will make a memorable book.' Dr Shirley Sherwood OBE
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9781842466490.jpg
47.250000 USD

The Florilegium: The Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney - Celebrating 200 Years

by Colleen Morris, Louisa Murray
Paperback
Book cover image
The Practical Bee Guide: A Manual of Modern Beekeeping (Classic Reprint)
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9781332222100.jpg
14.250000 USD

The Practical Bee Guide: A Manual of Modern Beekeeping (Classic Reprint)

by J G Digges
Paperback
Book cover image
Everything Is Growing
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9780989573566.jpg
13.640000 USD

Everything Is Growing

by Donna C Hutchison-Lang
Paperback
Book cover image
The Coiled and Striking Rattlesnake Journal - Watch Out!: 150 Page Lined Notebook/Diary
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9781717556547.jpg
10.490000 USD

The Coiled and Striking Rattlesnake Journal - Watch Out!: 150 Page Lined Notebook/Diary

by Cool Image
Paperback
Book cover image
Adventure Is Waiting Composition Notebook - 5x5 Quad Ruled: 7.44 X 9.69 - 200 Pages - Graph Paper - School Student Teacher Office
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9781718673403.jpg
9.440000 USD

Adventure Is Waiting Composition Notebook - 5x5 Quad Ruled: 7.44 X 9.69 - 200 Pages - Graph Paper - School Student Teacher Office

by Rengaw Creations
Paperback
Book cover image
Creative Haven Seashore Scenes Coloring Book
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9780486818009.jpg
6.81 USD

Creative Haven Seashore Scenes Coloring Book

by Dot Barlowe
Paperback
Book cover image
Bert's Treatise of Hawks and Hawking: For the First Time Reprinted from the Original of 1619
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9780649027415.jpg
13.640000 USD

Bert's Treatise of Hawks and Hawking: For the First Time Reprinted from the Original of 1619

by Edmund Bert
Paperback
Book cover image
Golden Lion Tamarin Monkey Journal: 150 Page Lined Notebook/Diary
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9781719310888.jpg
10.490000 USD

Golden Lion Tamarin Monkey Journal: 150 Page Lined Notebook/Diary

by Cool Image
Paperback
Book cover image
Portrait of a Beautiful Wolf Journal - No Petting, Though.: 150 Page Lined Notebook/Diary
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9781719275040.jpg
10.490000 USD

Portrait of a Beautiful Wolf Journal - No Petting, Though.: 150 Page Lined Notebook/Diary

by Cool Image
Paperback
Book cover image
This Cheetah Is Not Amused Journal: 150 Page Lined Notebook/Diary
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9781719264921.jpg
10.490000 USD

This Cheetah Is Not Amused Journal: 150 Page Lined Notebook/Diary

by Cool Image
Paperback
Book cover image
A Manual Containing Information Respecting the Growth of the Mulberry Tree, with Suitable Directions for the Culture of Silk, in Three Parts
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9780649019878.jpg
12.590000 USD

A Manual Containing Information Respecting the Growth of the Mulberry Tree, with Suitable Directions for the Culture of Silk, in Three Parts

by J H Cobb
Paperback
Book cover image
Say Hello to the Hanuman Langur Monkey Journal: 150 Page Lined Notebook/Diary
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9781719312752.jpg
10.490000 USD

Say Hello to the Hanuman Langur Monkey Journal: 150 Page Lined Notebook/Diary

by Cool Image
Paperback
Book cover image
Lizard Says I Can See My House from Up Here Journal: 150 Page Lined Notebook/Diary
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9781719299923.jpg
10.490000 USD

Lizard Says I Can See My House from Up Here Journal: 150 Page Lined Notebook/Diary

by Cool Image
Paperback
Book cover image
Say Hello to the Grey-Crowned Crane Bird Journal: 150 Page Lined Notebook/Diary
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9781719267366.jpg
10.490000 USD

Say Hello to the Grey-Crowned Crane Bird Journal: 150 Page Lined Notebook/Diary

by Cool Image
Paperback
Book cover image
Crane Dance Journal
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9781720506485.jpg
8.390000 USD

Crane Dance Journal

by Laurel Marie Sobol
Paperback
Book cover image
A Geological Survey of the Yorkshire Coast: Describing the Strata and Fossils Occurring Between the Humber and the Tees, from the German Ocean to the Plain of York; Illustrated with Numerous Engravings (Classic Reprint)
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9781330402740.jpg
17.400000 USD

A Geological Survey of the Yorkshire Coast: Describing the Strata and Fossils Occurring Between the Humber and the Tees, from the German Ocean to the Plain of York; Illustrated with Numerous Engravings (Classic Reprint)

by Sir George Young
Paperback
Book cover image
A Treatise on Waterworks for the Supply of Cities and Towers: With a Description of the Principal Geological Formations of England as Influencing Supplies of Waters (Classic Reprint)
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9781334218279.jpg
17.400000 USD

A Treatise on Waterworks for the Supply of Cities and Towers: With a Description of the Principal Geological Formations of England as Influencing Supplies of Waters (Classic Reprint)

by Samuel Hughes
Paperback
Book cover image
Handbook on Forest Mensuration of the White Pine in Massachusetts: How to Estimate Standing Timber, Log Scales, Volume Tables, Yield Tables, Financial Rotations, Growth Tables, Thinnings, Etc (Classic Reprint)
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9781334188497.jpg
10.050000 USD

Handbook on Forest Mensuration of the White Pine in Massachusetts: How to Estimate Standing Timber, Log Scales, Volume Tables, Yield Tables, Financial Rotations, Growth Tables, Thinnings, Etc (Classic Reprint)

by Harold Oatman Cook
Paperback
Book cover image
Adventure Is Waiting Composition Notebook - Blank Unlined Paper: 7.44 X 9.69 - 200 Pages - School Student Teacher Office
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9781718673427.jpg
9.440000 USD

Adventure Is Waiting Composition Notebook - Blank Unlined Paper: 7.44 X 9.69 - 200 Pages - School Student Teacher Office

by Rengaw Creations
Paperback
Book cover image
The Link: July 1968 (Classic Reprint)
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9781331511458.jpg
10.050000 USD

The Link: July 1968 (Classic Reprint)

by Unknown Author
Paperback
Book cover image
The Leopard Journal: 150 Page Lined Notebook/Diary
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9781719264310.jpg
10.490000 USD

The Leopard Journal: 150 Page Lined Notebook/Diary

by Cool Image
Paperback
Page 1 of 40