A Celebration of World Environment Day

  

A Celebration of World Environment Day

Happy World Environment Day! To celebrate and show our support, we’ve put together a list of our favourite books about the natural world…

The Wisdom of Trees: A Miscellany by Max Adams

A passionate and informative celebration of trees and of man's ingenuity in exploiting their resources: the perfect gift for anyone who cares about the natural world. Max Adams explores both the amazing biology of trees and humanity's relationship with wood and forest across the centuries.

 

 

 

The Meaning of Birds by Simon Barnes

One of our most eloquent nature writers offers a passionate and informative celebration of birds and their ability to help us understand the world we live in.

Simon Barnes explores both the intrinsic wonder of what it is to be a bird and the myriad ways in which birds can help us understand the meaning of life.

 

 

Swimming with Seals by Victoria Whitworth

This is a memoir of intense physical and personal experience, exploring how swimming with seals, gulls and orcas in the cold waters off Orkney provided Victoria Whitworth with an escape from a series of life crises and helped her to deal with intolerable loss.

 

 

 

The Old Straight Track by Alfred Watkins

A new edition of a classic work of landscape history, in which Alfred Watkins introduced the idea of ancient 'ley lines' criss-crossing the English countryside.

 

 

 

In the Land of Giants by Max Adams

The bestselling historian tells the story of the landscapes, peoples and culture of early medieval Britain in eight walks, an epic sea voyage and a north-south ride by motorbike. In the Land of Giants offers a beautifully written insight into the lives of peasants, drengs, ceorls, thanes, monks and kings during an enigmatic but richly exciting period of our island's history.

 

 

 

The Little Book of Snow by Sally Coulthard

Is it true that no two snowflakes are ever alike? How many Christmases have actually been white? Do the Inuit have dozens of words for snow? Can it ever be too cold to snow? The Little Book of Snow delves into the history, science, literary and cultural heritage that surrounds snow, frost and ice.
 

 

 

 

and coming out later this year…

The Hedgehog Handbook by Sally Coulthard

Fun, sweet and warm hearted, The Hedgehog Handbook is a month by month celebration of one of the countryside's best-loved creatures. Packed with inspirational quotes, entertaining facts, folklore and literary references, it's the perfect gift for anyone with a penchant for prickles.

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Great list of books! I read "In the Land of Giants" by Max Adams and I really love it. Most of all I liked the description of nature and terrain. When you read, you feel great.

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