Jo Caird and Paula George take us on a journey inside the world of New Zealand's working dogs: celebrating the incredibly diverse roles they play in our society and the difference they make in so many..
Jack has researched 41 of the breeds of cattle which you would be most likely to see grazing Britain's farms. They are presented here in a handy reference guide. For each animal, he gives a descriptio..
This selection of 28 breeds includes pigs of every shape and size from the traditional Tamworth to the exotic Kune Kune and commercial hybrids. Many can be seen in Britain while a few are extremely ra..
Did you know that pigs are smarter than your average 3 year-old? Discover interesting facts about 29 different breeds, each accompanied by a description of the pig's appearance, history and breeding, ..
For each breed he dedicates two pages, the left being a full page high-quality picture and the right giving a brief but comprehensive description of the appearance, history and uses of each sheep. Onl..
This book comes at a critical time. Thirty years ago, Africa was home to a million elephants, today the figure stands at only half that. Meanwhile in the span of a lifetime, the human population has m..
The French photographer Laurent Baheux dedicates his new book to the "King of the Animals" - the lion. Breathtaking black-and-white images create a powerful portrait of one of the most majestic and en..
After a chance meeting in the pub, Roger Morgan-Grenville and his friend Duncan decide to take up beekeeping. Their enthusiasm matched only by their ignorance, they are pitched into an arcane world of..
Dip into the intriguing world of shells with this beautifully illustrated guide to 75 weird and wonderful examples. When we pick up a shell on the beach, we notice its beautiful shape or attractive co..
THE LIFESTYLE-BLOCK OWNER AND FARMERS' GO-TO REFERENCE BOOKWhether you run dairy cattle, beef cattle, sheep, deer, goats, pigs or poultry,advice that reflects farming practice in New Zealand is indisp..
Lizards of the World is ultimate book on these fascinating creatures, featuring the all the different types of lizard worldwide. As survivors from the time of the dinosaurs, lizards are scaly, cold-bl..
Our society is still learning how to dignify the relationship between a pet and their human with proper mourning rituals. We have only recently allowed the conversation of how to grieve for our non-hu..
From bestselling Landmarks author Robert Macfarlane and acclaimed artist & author Jackie Morris -- a beautiful illustrated book for readers young and oldAll over the country, there are words disappear..
This beautifully photographed and comprehensive volume covers all the most important aspects of equestrianism, from a first encounter with a horse to how to take one into a competition - including a w..
Cats have a way of walking into our lives and making themselves right at home. No cat lover can imagine life without a feline presence - even if it is only as fleeting as the occasional conversation w..
Flight has fascinated humans since we first looked into the sky and saw birds on the wing, and no flights are more fascinating than the extraordinary migrations birds make every day, week, month, and ..
This stunning insight into the micro world of the minibeasts reveals the critical roles these true rulers of our world play in our future survival. Simply put, without the invertebrates (insects) and ..
It's no secret that dogs have indomitable spirits, that they're tireless workers and have boundless energy. But it's when everything seems hopeless that their grit and determination really shines thro..
Swallow and starling, puffin and peregrine, blue tit and blackcap. We use these names so often that few of us ever pause to wonder about their origins. What do they mean? Where did they come from? And..
Emperor penguins have the most extraordinary lifecycle. They march up to 100 miles over solid ice to reach their breeding grounds. They choose to breed in the depths of the worst winter on the planet;..
Instagram phenomenon @1bike1world Dean Nicholson reveals the full story of his life-changing friendship with rescue cat Nala and their inspiring adventures together on a bike journey around the world...
This is the perfect book for all cat lovers and anyone who likes a good cat story.Some are rescue cats, some are pampered cats, some are cheeky and some of them think they are humans. All of them are ..
The deadliest animal of all time meets the world's most legendary hunter in a classic battle between man and wild. But this pulse-pounding narrative is also a nuanced story of how colonialism and envi..
A treasure trove of scientific fact and visual explanation offers a comprehensive review of these fascinating and mysterious marine invertebrates. There are over 700 species of cephalopod, and their e..
Pigs rock! And more and more people - including superstars such as George Clooney and Miley Cyrus - have discovered all the delightful characteristics that make them such endearing pets. Pigs are smar..
Who can resist a beautiful, faithful old dog? With wise words to boot! Old Dog Wisdom is a small, square book of photographs of beautiful old dogs with accompanying details of their name, age, breed (..
Why do we keep sheep? Alex Linden ruminates as he watches his sheep ruminating. Naive and inexperienced, he has ditched his doctoral studies in order to move to a fully working farm in the country wit..
Eileen Battersby is the chief literature critic of "The Irish Times" and is, in the words of John Banville, 'the finest fiction critic we have'. But her first full-length book is not about internation..
Following in the paw- and hoof-prints of I-5's best-selling The Original Dog Bible and The Original Horse Bible comes The Original Cat Bible, the ultimate resource for cat owners and lovers from the e..
The most comprehensive single volume dedicated to horses, The Original Horse Bible is a celebration of the long relationship that humans and horses enjoy, written by two highly regarded horsewomen, th..
In this book Alexandra Horowitz examines what's called the 'dog-human bond': examining all aspects of the complexity of this unique interspecies pairing. From her position as a dog scientist, she uses..
The forests near to where Russia, China and North Korea meet in a tangle of barbed wire are the only place on earth where brown bears, leopards and tigers co-exist. They are also home to one of nature..
Michael Quetting is exhausted and covered in goose shit. One moment a gosling is sleeping soundly under his sweater and the next, there's one tugging at his shoelaces. Being father to a gaggle of gosl..
There is only one bird species that hunts in summer and rears its young in winter: the Emperor Penguin. These extraordinary animals survive the relentless Antarctic climate, braving an average tempera..
Reissue of J. A. Baker's extraordinary classic of British nature writing, with an exclusive new afterword by Robert Macfarlane. Despite the association of peregrines with the wild, outer reaches of th..
At any given time there are around one billion pigs in the world; that's one for every seven of us. And where would we be without them? Prolific, ubiquitous, smart, adaptable, able to turn garbage int..
Poultry Breeds is a fresh field guide of feathered friends with stunning photos highlighting the beauty and unique attributes of 104 chicken, duck, goose, and turkey breeds. Each profile outlines the ..
The secret to living harmoniously with your canine companion is proper training, and this book covers all the basic principles that a first-time owner needs to know. Focusing on making training easy a..
Kids and dogs are naturally attracted to each other, and this brand-new title introduces boys and girls to the responsibilities and the joys of puppy care, training, and companionship. Topics covered ..