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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...

The Little Book of Birds

Anne Jankeliowitch

Released 15/05/17 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

Released 04/05/17 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

Released 06/04/17 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

Released 06/04/17 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

Released 06/04/17 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

Released 06/04/17 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

Released 06/04/17 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

Released 06/04/17 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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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 Drugs 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...

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...

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...

Rivers Run: An Angler's Journey from Source to Sea

Kevin Parr

Label ebury Genre CBTR Cat no. 9781846044915

'Kevin Parr knows how to fish, how to read a river and how to write. A book that flows like a river' Chris Yates, author of Out of the BlueRivers Run is a love letter to Britain's rivers ...

Crow Country

Mark Cocker

Label Vintage Genre CBTR Cat no. 9781784871123

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 worldOne night Mark Cocker follo...

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...

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 ...

Love, Madness, Fishing: A Memoir

Dexter Petley

Label Little Toller Genre CBTR Cat no. 9781908213440

Dexter Petley grew up in the 1960s and 70s, on the borders of Kent and Sussex. It was a time of eeking out a living mending cars, exterminating pests or hop picking. Boys were taught to f...

Five Rivers Met on a Wooded Plain

Barney Norris

Label Penguin Genre CBTR Cat no. 9780857523723

'There exists in all of us a song waiting to be sung which is as heart-stopping and vertiginous as the peak of the cathedral. That is the meaning of this quiet city, where the spire soars...

Feathers

Robert Clark

Label Chronicle Books Genre CBTR Cat no. 9781452139890

These beautiful photographs from award-winning National Geographic photographer Robert Clark offer a fascinating new view of bird feathers. Each detailed close-up image is paired with inf...

Wild Hares and Hummingbirds: The Natural History of an English Village

Stephen Moss

Label Vintage Genre CBTR Cat no. 9780099552468

The village of Mark on the Somerset Levels is a watery wonderland, rich in wildlife: rooks and roe deer; sparrows and snowdrops; buzzards, badgers and butterflies; the iconic brown hare a...

Wild Kingdom: Bringing Back Britain's Wildlife

Stephen Moss

Label jonathan cape Genre CBTR Cat no. 9780224095655

Can Britain make room for wildlife? Stephen Moss believes it can. The newspaper headlines tell us that Britain's wildlife is in trouble. Wild creatures that have lived here for thousands ...

The Weather Experiment: The Pioneers who Sought to see the Future

Peter Moore

Label Vintage Genre CBTR Cat no. 9780099581673

In an age when a storm was evidence of God's wrath, pioneering meteorologists had to fight against convention and religious dogma to realise their ambitions. But buoyed by the achievement...

The Most Perfect Thing: Inside (and Outside) a Bird's Egg

Tim Birkhead

Label bloomsbury Genre CBTR Cat no. 9781408851258

'I think that, if required on pain of death to name instantly the most perfect thing in the universe, I should risk my fate on a bird's egg' Thomas Wentworth Higginson, 1862How are eggs o...

Jonathan Unleashed

Meg Rosoff

Label bloomsbury Genre CBTR Cat no. 9781408870778

Jonathan Trefoil's boss is unhinged, his relationship baffling and his apartment just the wrong side of legal. His girlfriend wants to marry someone just like him - only richer and more o...

Cuckoo: Cheating by Nature

Nick Davies

Label bloomsbury Genre CBTR Cat no. 9781408856581

Beloved as a herald of spring, cuckoos have held a place in our hearts for centuries. But for many other birds the cuckoo is a signal of doom, for it is nature's most notorious cheat. In ...

No Way But Gentlenesse

Richard Hines

Label bloomsbury Genre CBTR Cat no. 9781408868010

"There is no way but gentlenesse to redeeme a Hawke" Edmund Bert, 1619Born and raised in the South Yorkshire mining village of Hoyland Common, Richard Hines remembers sliding down heaps o...

Landskipping: Painters, Ploughmen and Places

Anna Pavord

Label bloomsbury Genre CBTR Cat no. 9781408868911

Landskipping is a ravishing celebration of landscape, its iridescent beauty and its potential to comfort, awe and mesmerise. In spirit as Romantic as rational, Anna Pavord explores the di...

The Outrun

Amy Liptrot

Label canongate Genre CBTR Cat no. 9781782115489

When Amy Liptrot returns to Orkney after more than a decade away, she is drawn back to the Outrun on the sheep farm where she grew up. Approaching the land that was once home, memories of...

Lundy, Rockall, Dogger, Fair Isle - A Celebration Of The Islands Round Britain

Mathew Clayton and Anthony Atkinson

Label ebury Genre CBTR Cat no. 9780091958541

​Beyond the British shores and straight out to sea lie the most exquisite islands, just waiting to be discovered. Little worlds, unique in their rugged and breath-taking geography, legend...

Spotting and Jotting Guide: Our British Birds

Matt Sewell

Label ebury Genre CBTR Cat no. 9780091960001

There is nothing better than spotting a bird you have never seen before, so here is a handy way of keeping all your jottings in check. In Matt Sewell's much-loved pop art style, and small...

Our Garden Birds

Matt Sewell

Label ebury Genre CBTR Cat no. 9780091945008

Since first appearing on the caught by the river site in 2009, Matt Sewell's bird of the week has become a cult phenomena in its own right, as well as a favourite aspect of the cbtr exper...