Genre: Environment

The Wood for the Trees: One Mans Long View of Nature

From one of our greatest science writers, this biography of a beech-and-bluebell wood through diverse moods and changing seasons combines stunning natural history with the ancient history of the countryside to tell the full story of the British landscape.�The woods are the great beauty of this country� A fine forest-like beech wood far more beautiful than anything else whi

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One Wild Bird at a Time: Portraits of Individual Lives

The acclaimed scientists�encounters with�individual wild birds, yielding �marvelous, mind-altering� (Los Angeles Times)�insights and discoveriesIn his modern classics One Man�s Owl and Mind of the Raven, Bernd Heinrich has written memorably about his�relationships with wild ravens and a great horned owl.���In One Wild Bird at a Time, Heinrich returns to his great love: c

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Cuckoo: Cheating by Nature

The familiar call of the common cuckoo, cuck-oo, has been a harbinger of spring ever since our ancestors walked out of Africa many thousands of years ago. However, for naturalist and scientist Nick Davies, the call is an invitation to solve an enduring puzzle: how does the cuckoo get away with laying its eggs in the nests of other birds and tricking them into raising you

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The Water Kingdom: A Secret History of China

From the Yangtze to the Yellow River, China is traversed by great waterways, which have defined its politics and ways of life for centuries. Water has been so integral to China�s culture, economy, and growth and development that it provides a window on the whole sweep of Chinese history. In The Water Kingdom, renowned writer Philip Ball opens that window to offer an epic a