//Natural History
  • Fishing: How the Sea Fed Civilization

    Brian Fagan

    Like Cunliffe, Fagan is an archaeologist with a gift for addressing the layman.

    Hardback £25.00
  • The Recent Past

    Edited by Robin Ravilious, introduction by John Hatt, photographs by James Ravilious

    Eric’s son James spent his working life photographing rural Devon. This is a splendid selection of his superb work, mostly photographed within a ten mile radius of his home. An extraordinary record of a vanished way of life, and demonstrating a rare intimacy with his subjects.

    Hardback £30.00
  • Wise Trees

    Diane Cook, edited by Verlyn Klinkenborg, photographs by Len Jenshel

    Extraordinary trees around the world, and their impact on neighbouring humans. Stunning photographs and interesting captions.

    Hardback £30.00
  • The Orchid Hunter: A Young Botanist’s Search for Happiness

    Leif Bersweden

    A mad-cap dash in a battered van around Britain to find all 53 native species of orchid. Leif, needless to say, is a budding botanist with a growing reputation for going out on a limb.

    Hardback £12.99
  • The Dun Cow Rib: A Very Natural Childhood

    John Lister-Kaye

    A memoir by one of the best of contemporary nature writers. Especially interesting are his tales of Gavin Maxwell and Kathleen Raine et alia.

    Hardback £20.00
  • The Robin: A Biography

    Stephen Moss

    Observations throughout the year.

    Hardback £10.99
  • The Secret Life of the Owl

    John Lewis-Stempel

    Legends and history of the owl, as well as observations. From the author of the excellent ‘The Running Hare’.

    Hardback £7.99
  • The Secret Life of Cows

    Rosamund Young, introduction by Alan Bennett

    A re-issue of this thoughtful and entertaining little gem. Just the thing to beef up a stocking. Apparently cows play hide and seek.

    Hardback £9.99
  • A New Map of Wonders: A Journey in Search of Modern Marvels

    Caspar Henderson

    Henderson, author of the marvellous Book of Barely Imagined Beings, recommends only curiosity and stubbornness as the means to render the familiar astonishing. An ambitious book that draws on philosophy, natural history, art, religion, neuroscience and nanotechnology by a beguiling and erudite author.

    Hardback £20.00