//Natural History

  • Copsford

    Walter J. C. Murray, Introduction by R. B. Russell

    With photographs by the author.

    Out of print since the 1940s, this is the story of a gruelling but rewarding life in Sussex, beginning in a ruined house not without its hauntings. Bears comparison with Richard Jefferies and Thoreau.

    This handsome new hardback edition also contains Murray’s essay, ‘Voices of Trees’.

     

    For Little Toller Books’ new paperback edition click here.

    Hardback £35.00
  • Unruly Waters: How Mountain Rivers and Monsoons Have Shaped South Asia’s History

    Sunil Amrith

    Himalayan rivers support a fifth of the world’s population, and everyone in the Asian subcontinent. Professor of South Asian Studies at Harvard, Amrith retells historical events and stories from a hydrological perspective, going on to discuss present day perils, global warming and beyond…

    Hardback £25.00
  • Time Song: Searching for Doggerland

    Julia Blackburn

    An entrancing writer turns her attention to the mysterious submerged land that once linked Britain to Europe, teasing understanding in a very personal way from conversations and small finds on her walks.

    Hardback £25.00
  • Still Water: The Deep Life of the Pond

    John Lewis-Stempel

    The author of ‘Meadowland’ and ‘The Running Hare’ peers into the reedy depths of a vanishing habitat.

    Hardback £14.99
  • Copsford

    Walter J. C. Murray, introduction by Raynor Winn

    Out of print since the 1940s, this is the story of a gruelling but rewarding life in Sussex, beginning in a ruined house not without its hauntings. Bears comparison with Richard Jefferies and Thoreau.

     

    Tartarus Press have also just brought out a hardback edition of this forgotten gem. Click here for details.

    Paperback £12.00
  • Moss

    Ulrica Nordstroem

    Mosses and moss gardens around the world, from miniature terrariums and ‘kokedama’ to great boulders and forests. For those who believe rolling stones are seriously missing out.

    Hardback £14.99
  • The Farmer’s Year: A Calendar of English Husbandry

    Clare Leighton

    Lambing and lopping, threshing and sowing: first published in 1933 and out of print for many years until Little Toller’s lovely edition. Includes Leighton’s text as well as her 12 marvellous wood engravings illustrating the last vestiges of non-mechanical farming. Her woodcuts are dark and rich, with a powerful energy.

    Paperback £12.00
  • The Light in the Dark: A Winter Journal

    Horatio Clare

    An excursion into winter from last October to March of this year. Clare’s sporadic diary of its challenges, mostly in Yorkshire and in Wales, is by turns quietly ecstatic, introspective and bedevilled. As ever, his prose rings clear and true.

    Hardback £12.99
  • Cornerstones: Subterranean writings; from Dartmoor to the Arctic Circle

    Edited by Mark Smalley

    A journey into the geology under our feet and the ways in which they affect our lives from agriculture to architecture. Essays about schist and shale, quartz and coal, caves and tundra, meteorites, gypsum and gneiss, by Alan Garner, Sarah Wheeler, John Burnside, Sarah Moss, Helen Mort and many others.

    Hardback £16.00