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From snow to ash : solitude, soul-searching and survival on Australia's toughest hiking trail

From snow to ash : solitudesoul-searching and survival on Australia's toughest hiking trail

At the start of the hellish, fiery Australian summer of 2019/20, Walkley Award-winning journalist and suburban dad Anthony Sharwood set off on a journey. 


The Oak Papers [paperback]

The Oak Papers [paperback]

This is the story of one man's relationship to an ancient tree, the Honywood Oak. Colossal and wizened, it would have been a sapling when the Magna Carta was signed in 1215.


English Pastoral: An Inheritance [paperback]

English PastoralAn Inheritance [paperback]

The moving story of how, in just three generations, an ancient way of life was lost - as witnessed from the fields of a small Lake District farm.


The Consolation of Nature: Spring in the Time of Coronavirus [hardback]

The Consolation of NatureSpring in the Time of Coronavirus [hardback]

Nature took on a new importance for thousands of people when thecoronavirus pandemic arrived in Britain, providing solace in a timeof great anxiety. Three nature writers resolved to record their experiences ofthecoronavirusspring


Vesper flights : new and collected essays

Vesper flights : new and collected essays
MacdonaldHelen, 1970-
"In Vesper FlightsHelen Macdonald brings together a collection of her best loved essays with new pieces on topics ranging from nostalgia for a vanishing countryside to the tribulations of farming ostriches to her own private vespers while trying to fall asleep. 

Eight master lessons of nature : what nature tells us about living well in the world

Eight master lessons of nature : what nature tells us about living well in the world

InEightMasterLessonsofNatureGaryFerguson reveals the wisdom ofthe natural world. By keenly observing and admiring wildlife and their surroundings, he shows us why sympathy is our greatest asset and crucial to our survival, that feminine rule is default inthe natural world.


The nature fix : why nature makes us happier, healthier, and more creative

The nature fix : why nature makes us happierhealthierand more creative
WilliamsFlorence, 1967-

An investigation into the restorative benefits of nature draws on cutting-edge research and the author's explorations with international nature therapy programs to examine the relationship between nature and human cognition, mood, and creativity. 


365 nature : projects to connect you with nature every day

365 nature : projects to connect you with nature every day

365Nature reveals the ways we can weave creativity, the environment and 'wild' fun into our everyday lives through 80 inspiring projects and activities, from sprouting your own seeds and building a birdhouse, to fashioning a dreamcatcher or making your own herbal teas. 


Wild child : coming home to nature

Wild child : coming home to nature
BarkhamPatrick, 1975-

From climbing trees and making dens, to building sandcastles and pond-dipping, many of the activities we associate with a happy childhood take place outdoors. And yet, the reality for many contemporary children is very different. 


Natural : the seductive myth of nature's goodness

Natural : the seductive myth of nature's goodness

Without our realising it, a single, slippery concept has become a secular deity throughout the modern industrial world. We make terrible sacrifices in its name: of our money, our health, and our planet. That deity is nature itself. 


Biophilia : you+nature+home

Biophilia : you+nature+home

Bring nature indoors with flowers and plants, rediscover the innate pleasure of real fires and fresh air, and learn how to improve your mood and sleep patterns with dynamic light. Create a space filled with natural elements, patterns, nature's colours, fabrics and textures that lift your mood...


Walks in nature : Australia

Walks in nature : Australia
CarlileAnna, 1977-

WalksinNatureAustralia is a celebration of being outdoors. From coastal cliffs and crescents of sand, to iconic bush landscapes and wild offshore islands, this book offers more than 100 walking trails around the country, all within an easy distance of your capital city. 


Nature play at home : creating outdoor spaces that connect children with the natural world

Nature play at home : creating outdoor spaces that connect children with the natural world

Access to technology has created a generation of children who are more plugged in than ever before - often with negative consequences. Unrestricted outdoorplay reduces stress, improves health, and enhances creativity, learning, and attention span. 


Australia's best nature escapes

Australia's best nature escapes

Getting back to nature doesn’t have to mean roughing it, not with this collection of 100 of Australia’s best nature-based holidays. There’s something for every kind of nature-lover in this beautiful book, from rustic cabins in national parks to glamping and luxe beachside resorts... 


The weather detective : rediscovering nature?s secret signs [electronic resource]

The weather detective : rediscovering nature's secret signs [electronic resource]

As soon as we step out of the door, nature surrounds. Thousands of small and large processes are taking place, details that are long often fascinating and beautiful. But we've long forgotten how to recognise them. 


The secret network of nature : the delicate balance of all living things

The secret network of nature : the delicate balance of all living things

Did you know that trees can influence the rotation ofthe earth? Or that wolves can alter the course of a river? Or that earthworms control wild boar populations? The natural world is a web of intricate connections, many of which go unnoticed by humans.


The well gardened mind : rediscovering nature in the modern world

The well gardened mind : rediscovering nature in the modern world

How can getting outdoors help us to look after our mental health? In a powerful combination of contemporary neuroscience, psychoanalysis and brilliant storytelling. 


The beauty of numbers in nature : mathematical patterns and principles from the natural world

The beauty of numbers in nature : mathematical patterns and principles from the natural world

Think of a zebra's stripes, the complexities of a spider's web, the uniformity of desert dunes, or the spirals in a sunflower head ...think of a snowflake. The Beauty of Numbers in Nature shows how life on Earth forms the principles of mathematics.


The songs of trees : stories from nature's great connectors

The songs of trees : stories from nature's great connectors
HaskellDavid George

Through his exploration, Haskell shows that this networked view of life enriches our understanding of biology, human nature and ethics. When we listen to treesnatures great connectors, we learn how to inhabit the relationships that give life its source, substance and beauty. 


The moth snowstorm : nature and joy

The moth snowstorm : nature and joy

Nature has many gifts for us, but perhaps the greatest of them all is joythe intense delight we can take in the natural world, in its beauty, in the wonder it can offer us, in the peace it can provide - feelings stemming ultimately from our own unbreakable links to nature, which means that we cannot be fully human if we are separate from it.


Ways to live in harmony with nature

Ways to live in harmony with nature
Sangha, Kamaljit

In modern times, many of us have environmental knowledge but we lack an understanding of how to apply it to our everyday lives. Bridging this gap is what has motivated ecological economist Dr. Kamaljit Sangha to write this book.


How to connect with nature

How to connect with nature
GooleyTristanThe school of life



Play the Forest School way : woodland games, crafts and skills for adventurous kids

Play the Forest School way : woodland gamescrafts and skills for adventurous kids

The ultimate guide to family woodland fun!Forest School is founded on a philosophy of nature-based play encouraging children to develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning experiences in a natural environment.


Nature's playground : activities, crafts and games to encourage children to get outdoors

Nature's playground : activitiescrafts and games to encourage children to get outdoors



A place on earth : an anthology of nature writing from Australia and North America

A place on earth : an anthology of nature writing from Australia and North America

This anthology brings together leading Australian andNorth American nature writers for the first time. Responding to places that sustain, inspire and sometimes sadden, the pieces are propelled by passion, anger and history.


Let your kids go wild outside : creative ways to help children discover nature and enjoy the great outdoors

Let your kids go wild outside : creative ways to help children discover nature and enjoy the great outdoors



Losing Eden : why our minds need the wild

Losing Eden : why our minds need the wild

This is an urgent, comprehensive inquiry into how nature enriches the human psyche - and of the startling risks we face in leaving it behind. Today many of us live indoor lives, disconnected from the natural world as never before.


The natural health service : what the great outdoors can do for your mind

The natural health service : what the great outdoors can do for your mind

The bestselling author and award-winning journalist investigates how nature and exercise can boost mental wellbeing.


The green cure : how shinrin-yoku, earthing, going outside, or simply opening a window can heal us

The green cure : how shinrin-yokuearthinggoing outsideor simply opening a window can heal us

What we all know on an intuitive level is a scientific truth: the simple act of goingoutside is good for us really good for us. It has been shown to have a positive effect on a huge number of health conditions and issues, from diabetes to depression.


Greenery : journeys in springtime

Greenery : journeys in springtime
DeeTim, 1961-

Greenery begins in a midsummer in the middle of a winter. One December, in midsummer South Africa, TimDee watched swallows and those birds set him off on a journey in pursuit of the spring as it moves north, bringing swallows and all the other spring migrant birds out of Africa....


Dark skies : a journey into the wild night

Dark skies : a journey into the wild night

Darkness has shaped the lives of humans for millennia, and in DarkSkies, author TiffanyFrancis travels around Britain and Europe to learn more about nocturnal landscapes and humanitys connection to thenight sky. 


Idling in green places : a life of Alec Chisholm

Idling in green places : a life of Alec Chisholm

AlecChisholm inspired Australians to see nature anew. His Mateship with Birds, published in 1922, is a classic of nature writing, and until his death in 1977 he urged his compatriots to cherish the natural world as their national heritage. 


Turning the boat for home : a life writing about nature

Turning the boat for home : a life writing about nature
MabeyRichard, 1941-

For five decades RichardMabey has been a pioneering voice in modern naturewriting. From the rediscovery of foraging that led to Food for Free, through his groundbreaking expeditions in the 'edgelands' in the 1970s, 


The outermost house : a year of life on the great beach of Cape Cod

The outermost house : a year of life on the great beach of Cape Cod
BestonHenry, 1888-1968

HenryBeston planned to spend only two weeks in his newly built cottage onthe outer beachofCapeCod. As summer drifted into autumn, however, he found himself so entranced by the landscape?s rhythms and beauty that he could not bear to leave. 


Wild remedies : how to forage healing foods and craft your own herbal medicine

Wild remedies : how to forage healing foods and craft your own herbal medicine
ForêtRosalee de la

"That's not a weed-it's a healing meal! Learn howto use wild plants for food andmedicine in this illustrated guide from two expert herbalists. Millions of people are interested in natural and holistic health, yet many are missing out on the key ingredient: Nature itself! 


Following the wild bees : the craft and science of bee hunting

Following the wild bees : the craft and science of bee hunting
SeeleyThomas D.

A how-to book on an exhilarating outdoor activity and a unique meditation on the pleasures ofthe natural world FollowingtheWildBees is a delightful foray into the pastime ofbeehunting, an exhilarating outdoor activity that used to be practiced widely....


Green nomads wild places

Green nomads wild places
BrownBob, 1944-

Visit some of the most remote and beautiful places of south and west Australia in GreenNomadsWildPlacesBobBrown and partner Paul Thomas's three-month adventure across Australia.  


Framing Nature: Conservation And Culture [paperback]

Framing NatureConservation And Culture [paperback]

This book by conservationist LaurenceRose is about the complexity and vulnerability of natureand the unexpected connections between people and wildlife. 


Dancing with Bees: A Journey Back To Nature [paperback]

Dancing with BeesA Journey Back To Nature [paperback]
Howard,Brigit Strawbridge
A naturalist's passionate dive into the lives of bees (of all stripes)--and the natural world in her own backyard Brigit Strawbridge Howard was shocked the day she realised she knew more about the French Revolution than she did about her native trees. And birds. And wildflowers.