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A Housefly Buzzes in the Key of F: Hilarious and fascinating facts on all things flora and fauna

FROM THE TEAM BEHIND BBC RADIO 4'S AWARD-WINNING NATURE AND COMEDY SERIES NATURE TABLE Did You Know That... A housefly buzzes in the key of F? A cockroach can live for a week without it..

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Aesop's Animals: The Science Behind the Fables

Despite originating more than two-and-a-half thousand years ago, Aesop's Fables are still passed on from parent to child, and are embedded in our collective consciousness. The morals we have learned f..

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Amazing Octopus: Creature From an Unknown World

What do the ocean and space have in common? How did octopuses and humans evolve? What exactly are cephalopods - and why do they have such a funny name? Octopuses are the oldest and most intelligent cr..

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Amphibious Soul

An awe-inspiring narrative about the power of nature and our place within it, from the creator of My Octopus Teacher, filmmaker Craig Foster "Amphibious Soul is an important book. . . . This book i..

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An Atlas of Endangered Species

'A call to arms for everyone' Steve Backshall The diversity of life on earth is astounding, with each species perfectly adapted to its environment. Sharks can navigate the ocean using elect..

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Animal: The Definitive Visual Guide

Comprehensive photographic guide to the animal kingdom receives update Now in a new edition, this landmark photographic encyclopedia of the animal kingdom is revised with new species, images, and..

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Around the Ocean in 80 Fish and other Sea Life

This is an inspiring tour of the world's oceans and 80 of its most notable inhabitants. Beautifully illustrated, the book includes fascinating stories of the fish, shellfish and other sea life that ha..

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Big Meg: The Story of the Largest and Most Mysterious Predator that Ever Lived

When Tim Flannery was a boy he found a fossilised tooth of the giant shark megalodon at a Port Philip Bay beach near his home. This remarkable find-the tooth was large enough to cover his palm-sparked..

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Can Fish Count?: What Animals Reveal about our Uniquely Mathematical Mind

'What I like best about this fascinating book is the detail. Brian Butterworth doesn't just tell us stories of animals with numerical abilities: he tells us about the underlying science. Elegantly wri..

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Carnivorous Plants

Carnivorous plants are a unique group, possessing modified leaves to trap, kill and consume small creatures. As a result they are often depicted as killers in films and literature, yet others regard t..

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Deep Water: the world in the ocean

'Wise, compassionate, and urgent.' Robert Macfarlane, author of Underland A Bookseller Nonfiction Editor's Choice for March 2024 Plunge into the depths of the unknown in this thrilling..

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Deep Water: The world in the ocean

Through history, science, nature writing, and environmentalism, Deep Water invites you to explore the deepest recesses of our natural world. 'Teeming with mysteries, wonders and heartbreaking fac..

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Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Life: The Definitive Visual Guide to Prehistoric Animals

Magnificent imagery coupled with contextual and extensive information on dinosaurs and much more "Visitors to a natural history museum could not explore the number of examples contained here" - B..

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Eat, Poop, Die: How Animals Make Our World

If forests are the lungs of the planet, then animals migrating across oceans, streams, and mountains-eating, pooping, and dying along the way-are its heart and arteries, pumping nitrogen and phosphoru..

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Elderflora: A Modern History of Ancient Trees

Winner of the Jacques Barzun Prize in Cultural History Combining rigorous research with lyrical writing, Elderflora chronicles the complex roles ancient trees have played in the modern world and ..

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Eloquence of the Sardine: Secret Life of Fish & Other Underwater Mysteries

Humans have identified just a fraction of the 2.2 million species living in the sea. Roughly 91% of all marine species remain unknown: myths still to be written, discoveries still to be made, blank pa..

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Empire of Ants: The Hidden Worlds and Extraordinary Lives of Earth's Tiny Conquerors

'Beautifully written and filled with mind-boggling wonders' - Dave Goulson, author of A Sting in the Tale 'Thrilling, compellingly readable and paradigm-shattering' - Charles Foster, author..

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Every Living Thing: The Great and Deadly Race to Know All Life

The dramatic, globe-spanning and meticulously-researched story of two scientific rivals and their race to survey all life. In the 18th century, two men dedicated their lives to the same d..

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Featherhood

'The best piece of nature writing since H is for Hawk, and the most powerful work of biography I have read in years' Neil Gaiman 'Wonderful - I can't recommend it too highly' Helen Macdonal..

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Fowl Play: A History of the Chicken from Dinosaur to Dinner Plate

The humble chicken has conquered the world. This unlikely descendant of Tyrannosaurus Rex is now so ubiquitous there are more than 20 billion chickens pecking, strutting and scratching around the pl..

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Golden Mole and Other Living Treasure, The

'A rare and magical book. I didn't want it to end.' - Bill Bryson A pangolin's tongue is longer than its body. It keeps it furled in a nifty pouch near the hip A swift flies 200,000 miles in..

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Habitats: Discover Earth's Precious Wild Places

Celebrates and explains the astonishing range of habitats on Earth and the intricate balance of their animal and plant communities Explore the world's natural habitats and the plants and animals ..

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History of the World in 100 Animals

A powerful and fascinating insight into the 100 animals - from the blue whale to the mosquito - that have had the biggest influence on humanity through the ages. We are not alone. We are not alo..

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How to Speak Whale:  Voyage Into the Future of Animal Communication

A thrilling investigation into whale science and animal communication, and a poignant look at how science may change our relationship with animals forever. In 2015, wildlife filmmaker Tom Mustill w..

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How to Speak Whale: A Voyage into the Future of Animal Communication

'Fascinating' Greta Thunberg 'Extraordinary' Merlin Sheldrake 'A must-read' New Scientist 'Enthralling' George Monbiot 'Brilliant' Philip Hoare Wildlife filmmaker Tom Mustill ha..

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In Hot Water: Inside the battle to save the Great Barrier Reef

In the ongoing climate wars, the Great Barrier Reef has become a symbol of everything that we have to lose from global warming. For years, reports of the world-famous coral being irreversibly bleached..

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Kings of Their Own Ocean: Tuna and the Future of our Oceans

This is a tale of human obsession, one intrepid tuna, the dedicated fisherman who caught and set her free, the promises and limits of ocean science and the big truth of how our insatiable appetite for..

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Kings of Their Own Ocean: Tuna and the Future of our Oceans

This is a tale of human obsession, one intrepid tuna, the dedicated fisherman who caught and set her free, the promises and limits of ocean science and the big truth of how our insatiable appetite for..

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Many Things Under a Rock: The Mysteries of Octopuses

'Fascinating. Scheel's unique perspective on these animals make this the deepest of octopus books.' Peter Godfrey-Smith, author of runaway bestseller Other Minds: Octopuses and the Evolution of Intell..

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Meetings with Moths: Discovering their Mystery and Extraordinary Lives

Mossy greens, conker browns, cream, chocolate and deepest black; add stripes, swirls and splotches and you have some of the most striking wildlife Britain has to offer. In Meetings with Moths ecolo..

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Monarchs of the Sea: The Extraordinary 500-Million-Year History of Cephalopods

Before mammals, there were dinosaurs. And before dinosaurs, there were cephalopods - the ancestors of modern squid, octopuses, and more creatures - Earth's first truly substantial animals. Essent..

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Most Delicious Poison: From Spices to Vices - The Story of Nature's Toxins

A deadly secret lurks within our kitchens, medicine cabinets and gardens. Scratch beneath the surface of a coffee bean, a red pepper flake or an apple seed, and we find a bevy of strange chemi..

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Move Like Water: A Story of the Sea and Its Creatures

A heartfelt hymn to the sea and an unforgettable introduction to one of the most gifted nature writers of the new generation The seas cover over two thirds of our planet and yet most of us live o..

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Mushroom Magic: An illustrated introduction to fascinating fungi

Mushrooms have existed for millennia, which can make it overwhelming to dip into mycology. Used throughout human history for food, medicine, and expanding the consciousness, fungi have shaped the plan..

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Ocean: Definitive Visual Guide

A fully updated edition of this beautifully illustrated, encyclopedic guide to Earth's oceans An enhanced edition of DK's exhaustive guide to the underwater world This authoritative, sump..

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Our Native Bees: North America's Endangered Pollinators and the Fight to Save Them

Honey bees get all the press, but few people know the fascinating story of North America's native bees-an endangered species that is essential to a heathy ecosystem and our food supply. Paige Embry's ..

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Pests: How Humans Create Animal Villains

An engrossing and revealing study of why we deem certain animals "pests" and others not-from cats to rats, elephants to pigeons-and what this tells us about our own perceptions, beliefs, and actions, ..

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Remarkable Birds

A fascinating compendium showcasing the extraordinary wonders of the birds that share our world through exquisite ornithological illustrations, prints and drawings. We share the Earth with more ..

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Remarkable Plants

A glorious celebration of the beauty, diversity, importance and sheer wonder of plants, with exquisite illustrations from the collections of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Plants feed us, cloth..

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Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, New Zealand and New Guinea

Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, New Zealand and New Guinea showcases 125 of the best photos ever assembled of the most spectacular reptiles and frogs found in the Australasian region, which is o..

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Secrets of the Octopus

The companion to the highly-anticipated National Geographic television special-narrated by Paul Rudd and airing for Earth Day-this beautifully illustrated book explores the alluring underwater world o..

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Shark: The world's most misunderstood predator

From shark attack survivor to the shark's biggest advocate, Paul de Gelder tells us just why these majestic diverse animals need our help as much as we need them. Something happens to you the first..

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Sing Like Fish: how sound rules life under water

A captivating exploration of how underwater animals tap into sound to survive, and a clarion call for humans to address the ways we invade these critical soundscapes - from an award-winning science wr..

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Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat [Second Edition]: Why It's So Hard to Think Straight About Animals

"A fascinating, thoughtful, and thoroughly enjoyable exploration of a major dimension of human experience."- Steven Pinker, author of How the Mind Works A maverick scientist reveals the inconsis..

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Sperm Whales: The Gentle Goliaths of the Ocean

For centuries, we have been fascinated by the sperm whale - the world's largest toothed predator. Now you can experience an intimate underwater journey to connect with these majestic and gentle goliat..

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The Animal Mind: Profiles of Intelligence and Emotion

We are only beginning to understand the ways in which the animal mind is as complex as our own. A prairie dog's vocal language is now the most sophisticated ever decoded, but their unique jump-yip pos..

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The Deepest Map: The High-Stakes Race to Chart the World's Oceans

"Should be required reading. . . . A gripping and all-too-timely account of what in more ways than one is turning out to be a very costly and questionably necessary race to the bottom. . . . Trethewey..

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The Eloquence of the Sardine: The Secret Life of Fish & Other Underwater Mysteries

Humans have identified just a fraction of the 2.2 million species living in the sea. Roughly 91% of all marine species remain unknown: myths still to be written, discoveries still to be made, blank pa..

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The End of Eden: Wild Nature in the Age of Climate Breakdown

"At once an elegy and an exhortation."-ELIZABETH KOLBERT A revelatory exploration of climate change from the perspective of wild species and natural ecosystems - an homage to the miraculous, vib..

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The End of Eden: Wild Nature in the Age of Climate Breakdown

"At once an elegy and an exhortation."-ELIZABETH KOLBERT A revelatory exploration of climate change from the perspective of wild species and natural ecosystems - an homage to the miraculous, vib..

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The Golden Mole: and Other Vanishing Treasure

The world is more astonishing, more miraculous and more wonderful than our wildest imaginings. 'Rare and magical book.' - Bill Bryson 'A witty, intoxicating paean to Earth's most wondrous creat..

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