Natural History

//Natural History

  • Wilding: The return of nature to an British farm

    Isabella Tree

    A decade of letting nature take over again on a 3,500 acre farm in West Sussex.

    Hardback £20.00
  • The Wood: The Life & Times of Cockshutt Wood

    John Lewis-Stempel

    JL-S spent four years looking after a wood in Herefordshire, before he made his name as a writer with ‘Meadowland’ and ‘The Running Hare’. This is his diary of one year there.

    Hardback £14.99
  • Origins: How The Earth Made Us

    Lewis Dartnell

    Did you know that voting patterns in today’s USA follow the bed of an ancient sea? This is a superb account of how the planet’s composition affects our human story.

    Hardback £20.00
  • The Environment: A History of the Idea

    Paul Warde

    Traces the concept of the environment since WW2, making a planet-wide narrative of the consequences of human behaviour, and the resulting crisis in which we live.

    Hardback £22.00
  • The Architecture of Trees

    Cesare Leonardi & Franca Stagi

    First English language edition of this Italian marvel: 400 ink drawings of trees – and their shadows at different times of day – with and without foliage, drawn to a scale of 1:100. Large format.

    Hardback £90.00
  • Vickery’s Folk Flora: An A-Z of the Folklore and Uses of British and Irish Plants

    Roy Vickery

    A dictionary of native, naturalised and cultivated plants by a botanist who worked at the Natural History Museum for over 40 years.

    Hardback £30.00
  • Emperors, Admirals and Chimney Sweepers: The naming of butterflies and moths

    Peter Marren

    From emperors to lackeys, tigers to hawks, via jewels and musical instruments, ane entertaining guide to the delightful and arcane world of entomological taxonomy.

    Hardback £30.00
  • Underland: A Deep Time Journey

    Robert Macfarlane

    The much-anticipated new book from the author of “The Old Ways” (and others) is a voyage into the ground beneath our feet: from the glaciers of Greenland to Bronze Age burial chambers… Tremendous writing.

    Hardback £20.00
  • ‘Cherry’ Ingram: The Englishman Who Saved Japan’s Blossoms

    Naoko Abe

    Collingwood Ingram (1880 – 1981) was an ornithologist and plant collector whose obsession with Japanese cherries earned him the epithet ‘Cherry’. He travelled as a young man in Japan and was introduced to the ideas and displays of cherry blossom (sakura), but when he travelled there again in 1920s, by then a world authority on cherries, he was struck by profound changes in the planting of prunus – variety had been sacrificed for one cloned tree that had become ubiquitous for political reasons. On that trip Ingram saw an illustration of a tree that had become extinct in Japan, a magnificent cherry called the ‘Great White’, which he realised he had seen in poor condition in a Sussex garden. He perpetuated this glorious tree by cuttings and reintroduced it to Japan as well as perpetuating it in the UK.

    Ingram’s life is remarkable, and Naoko’s telling of it a revelation.

    We are delighted that Naoko will be coming to speak at Sandoe’s on 6th June – booking essential. See here for more details.

    Hardback £18.99