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A Fortunate Man: The Story of a Country Doctor

John Berger

Label canongate Genre CBTR Cat no. 9781782115038

In 1966 John Berger spent three months in the Forest of Dean shadowing an English country GP, John Sassall. Sassall is a fortunate man - his work occupies and fulfils him, he lives amongs...

The Cone-Gatherers

Robin Jenkins

Label canongate Genre CBTR Cat no. 9780857862358

In the shadow of a war that rages through Europe, brothers Calum and Neil work to gather pine cones in the grounds of a Scottish estate. When Calum releases two mutilated rabbits from a s...

Herbarium

Caz Hildebrand

Label thames & hudson Genre CBTR Cat no. 9780500518939

Herbarium explores the histories, associations and uses of 100 herbs, as well as providing ideas for both food and wellbeing. Each entry features a specially commissioned illustration wit...

The Book of Bees

Piotr Socha and Wojciech Grajkowski

Label thames & hudson Genre CBTR Cat no. 9780500650950

How do bees communicate? What does a beekeeper do? Did you know that Napoleon loved bees? Who survived being stung by 2,443 bees? This book answers all these questions and many more, trac...

Critical Critters

Ralph Steadman and Ceri Levy

Released 27/07/17 Label bloomsbury Genre CBTR Cat no. 9781472936714

Following on from Extinct Boids and Nextinction, Critical Critters is the third in this epic trilogy of books dedicated to extinct and critically endangered animals from cartoonist Ralph ...

A Walk in the Park: The Life and Times of a People's Institution

Travis Elborough

Label Vintage Genre CBTR Cat no. 9780099593829

In fact, the roots of even the most humble neighbourhood park lie in age-old battles over land and liberty. From their medieval life as private royal hunting grounds to their modern incar...

Outskirts: Living Life on the Edge of the Green Belt

John Grindrod

Label Sceptre Genre CBTR Cat no. 9781473625020

Coined by National Trust co-founder Octavia Hill at the end of the nineteenth century, the phrase 'Green Belt' originally formed part of an impassioned plea to protect the countryside. By...

My Old Man

Ted Kessler

Label canongate Genre CBTR Cat no. 9781782114000

If you were asked to write about your father, what would you say?

The Little Book of Birds

Anne Jankeliowitch

Label Acc Genre CBTR Cat no. 9782812316364

When does the peacock spread its feathers? Why does the flamingo stand on one leg? Where do ostrichs come from? Do swallows really announce the beginning of Spring? What does the stork sy...

The Genius of Birds

Jennifer Ackerman

Label corsair Genre CBTR Cat no. 9781472114365

Birds are astonishingly intelligent creatures. In fact, according to revolutionary new research, some birds rival primates and even humans in their remarkable forms of intelligence. Like ...

Floating

Joe Minihane

Label Duckworth Overlook Genre CBTR Cat no. 9780715651803

Water has always had the magical power to cure... writes Roger Deakin in his bestseller Waterlog. This reasoning served as the inspiration for Minihane to take his new obsession with wild...

Bee Quest

Dave Goulson

Label jonathan cape Genre CBTR Cat no. 9781911214137

A hunt for the world's most elusive bees leads Dave Goulson from Salisbury plain to Sussex hedgerows, from Poland to Patagonia. Whether he is tracking great yellow bumblebees in the Hebri...

Fingers in the Sparkle Jar: A Memoir

Chris Packham

Label ebury Genre CBTR Cat no. 9781785033506

Every minute was magical, every single thing it did was fascinating and everything it didn't do was equally wondrous, and to be sat there, with a Kestrel, a real live Kestrel, my own rea...

The Apple Orchard: The Story of Our Most English Fruit

Pete Brown

Label Penguin Genre CBTR Cat no. 9780141982281

Taking us through the seasons in England's apple-growing heartlands, this magical book uncovers the stories and folklore of our most familiar fruit.

Strange Labyrinth

Will Ashon

Label granta Genre CBTR Cat no. 9781783783434

In litter-strewn Epping Forest on the edge of London, might a writer find that magical moment of transcendence? He will certainly discover filthy graffiti and frightening dogs, as well as...

Uprooted: On the Trail of the Green Man

Nina Lyon

Label faber Genre CBTR Cat no. 9780571318025

An encounter with a carving of the Green Man at an ancient church leads Nina Lyon on a search to track him down in all his various guises. Against a backdrop of mountains, forests, rivers...

Animals of a Bygone Era: An Illustrated Compendium

Maja Safstrom

Label Ten Speed Press Genre CBTR Cat no. 9780399578526

In the past, amazing and strange animals roamed the earth, including giant sea scorpions, tiny horses, enormous sloths, and fierce "terror birds." These and many more fantastic extinct an...

A Line Made By Walking

Sara Baume

Label William Heinemann Genre CBTR Cat no. 9781785150418

‘When I finished Sara Baume’s new novel I immediately felt sad that I could not send it in the post to the late John Berger. He, too, would have loved it and found great joy in its honest...

I Never Knew That About England's Country Churches

Christopher Winn

Label ebury Genre CBTR Cat no. 9781785036576

This charming book takes you through the counties of England, exploring Saxon churches, reflective of simple faith; Norman churches with rugged arches and powerful pillars, stamping their...

Rain: Four Walks in English Weather

Melissa Harrison

Label faber Genre CBTR Cat no. 9780571328949

A wonderful meditation on the English landscape in wet weather by the acclaimed novelist and nature writer, Melissa Harrison.

Why We Make Things and Why it Matters: The Education of a Craftsman

Peter Korn

Label Vintage Genre CBTR Cat no. 9781784705060

Why do we make things? Why do we choose the emotionally and physically demanding work of bringing new objects into the world with creativity and skill? Why does it matter that we make thi...

In Fairyland: The World of Tessa Farmer

Catriona McAra

Label Strange Attractor Genre CBTR Cat no. 9781907222375

For almost two decades now, Tessa Farmer has been evolving a new species of fairy. They represent the point at which science tilts into fantasy as the sleep of reason produces monsters. I...

The Weatherhouse

Nan Shepherd

Label canongate Genre CBTR Cat no. 9781782118862

The women of the tiny town of Fetter-Rothnie have grown used to a life without men, and none more so than the tangle of mothers and daughters, spinsters and widows living at the Weatherho...

Volume 2

Somesuch Stories

Genre CBTR Cat no. 9781527202474

A biannual magazine of essays and stories by rising, contemporary writers.

Atlas of Improbable Places: A Journey to the World's Most Unusual Corners

Travis Elborough

Label Aurum Press Genre CBTR Cat no. 9781781315323

It is perhaps the eighth wonder of our world that despite modern mapping and satellite photography our planet continues to surprise us. Hidden lairs beneath layers of rock, forgotten citi...

Animal Vegetable Mineral: Organising Nature, A Picture Album

Tim Dee

Label Wellcome Collection Genre CBTR Cat no. 9780957028593

Published to accompany a major year-long exhibition, Making Nature at the Wellcome Collection, Animal Vegetable Mineral celebrates the beauty and strangeness of the very early ‘infographi...

Where the Animals Go: Tracking Wildlife with Technology in 50 maps

James Cheshire and Oliver Uberti

Label Penguin Genre CBTR Cat no. 9781846148811

Until the twentieth century, the study of animals was limited to what a naturalist could observe with their eyes. 'Tracking animals' meant following their footprints and droppings. In 190...

Arboreal: A Collection of Words from the Woods

Various

Label Little Toller Genre CBTR Cat no. 9781908213419

There was a public outcry in 2010 when the government announced plans to sell off much of the public forest, consisting of some 635,000 acres including royal forests and ancient woods. Su...

Great Britain In Colour

Paul Farrell

Label CBTR Genre CBTR Cat no. 9781447295310

Discover a Great Britain unlike any you've ever seen before!

Bill Bailey's Remarkable Guide to British Birds (SIGNED COPIES)

Bill Bailey

Label CBTR Genre CBTR Cat no. 9781786484420

Bill Bailey's Remarkable Guide to British Birds is all about comedian Bailey's love of birds. A visual feast - it is packed with illustrations, sketches and notes by Bailey - as well as i...

The Tree

John Fowles

Label Little Toller Genre CBTR Cat no. 9781908213471

John Fowles' writing life was dominated by trees. From the orchards of his childhood in suburban Essex,to the woodlands of wartime Devon, to his later life on the Dorset coast, trees fill...

Country Matters

Clare Leighton

Label Little Toller Genre CBTR Cat no. 9781908213389

In this book, originally published in 1937, the acclaimed writer and engraver Clare Leighton takes us on a tour of her favourite country subjects, from picking primroses and the local pub...

The Un-Discovered Islands: An Archipelago of Myths and Mysteries, Phantoms and Fakes

Malachy Tallack

Label Polygon Genre CBTR Cat no. 9781846973505

Critically acclaimed author Malachy Tallack returns in the autumn of 2016 with The Un-Discovered Islands, an exploration of some of the world's strangest places..

A Charm of Goldfinches and Other Collective Nouns

Matt Sewell

Label ebury Genre CBTR Cat no. 9781785033889

Illustrated with Matt’s inimitable watercolours, and imbued with a love of his subjects that will resonate with people everywhere and of all ages, this book is a great gift for nature and...

The Apple Orchard

Pete Brown

Label particular books Genre CBTR Cat no. 9781846148835

'An orchard is not a field. It's not a forest or a copse. It couldn't occur naturally; it's definitely cultivated. But an orchard doesn't override the natural order: it enhances it, dress...

The Shipping Forecast

Nic Compton

Label ebury Genre CBTR Cat no. 9781785940293

The rhythmic lullaby of ‘North Utsire, South Utsire’ has been lulling the nation’s insomniacs to sleep for over 90 years. It has inspired songs, poetry and imaginations across the globe –...

Estuary

Rachel Lichtenstein

Label CBTR Genre CBTR Cat no. 9780241142882

The Thames Estuary is one of the world's great deltas, providing passage in and out of London for millennia. It is silted up with the memories and artefacts of past voyages. It is the hab...

Psychogeography

Will Self

Label bloomsbury Genre CBTR Cat no. 9781408880326

Provocateurs Will Self and Ralph Steadman join forces in this post-millennial meditation on the vexed relationship between psyche and place in a globalised world, bringing together for th...

Once a Year: Some Traditional British Customs

Label CBTR Genre CBTR Cat no. 9781911306030

'Once a Year: Some Traditional British Customs' was first published in 1977 establishing Homer Sykes as one of the UK's leading young photographers. Over a period of almost seven years he...

Gossamer Days : Spiders, Humans and Their Threads

Eleanor Morgan

Label Strange Attractor Genre CBTR Cat no. 9781907222351

What happens when one mating animal meets another? Gossamer Days explores the strange web of spider-human relationships. Artist and writer Eleanor Morgan has spent a decade working with s...

Penguins and Other Seabirds

Matt Sewell

Label ebury Genre CBTR Cat no. 9781785032226

Did you know...The Galápagos Penguin's speckled markings make each of them as unique as a snowflake?The Emperor Penguin weighs the same as a Labrador retriever?The Adélie Penguin takes it...

The Kaufmann Mercantile Guide: How to Split Wood, Shuck an Oyster, and Other Simple Pleasures

Alexandria Redgrave, Sebastian Kaufmann and Jessica Hunley

Label abrams books Genre CBTR Cat no. 9781616893996

A trusty companion for the slow and thoughtful home and the inner utilitarian in us all, The Kaufmann Mercantile Guide: How to Split Wood, Shuck an Oyster and Master Other Simple Pleasure...

Uprooted: On the Trail of the Green Man

Nina Lyon

Label faber Genre CBTR Cat no. 9780571318018

Who, or what, is the Green Man, and why is this medieval image so present in our precarious modern times?An encounter with the Green Man at an ancient Herefordshire church in the wake of ...

My Old Man: Tales of Our Fathers

Ted Kessler

Label canongate Genre CBTR Cat no. 9781782113980

A poignant collection of paternal experiences, with contributions from major names in the arts.If you were asked to write about your father, what would you say? No two paternal relationsh...

Fingers in the Sparkle Jar: A Memoir

Chris Packham

Label ebury Genre CBTR Cat no. 9781785033483

Every minute was magical, every single thing it did was fascinating and everything it didn't do was equally wondrous, and to be sat there, with a Kestrel, a real live Kestrel, my own real...

The Running Hare: The Secret Life of Farmland

John Lewis-Stempel

Label ebury Genre CBTR Cat no. 9780857523266

From the Winner of the Thwaites Wainwright Prize 2015Traditional ploughland is disappearing. Seven cornfield flowers have become extinct in the last twenty years. Once abundant, the corn ...

H is for Hawk

Helen Macdonald

Label Vintage Genre CBTR Cat no. 9781784871109

The Birds and the Bees series was designed for Vintage Classics by Timorous Beasties, the Scottish studio famous for their designs inspired by the natural world.As a child, Helen Macdonal...

A Sting in the Tale

Dave Goulso

Label Vintage Genre CBTR Cat no. 9781784871116

The Birds and the Bees series was designed for Vintage Classics by Timorous Beasties, the Scottish studio famous for their designs inspired by the natural worldAs a small boy, Dave Goulso...