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- Pan Macmillan 2012; US$ 3.76
In this collection of stories by naturalist and animal lover Gerald Durrell, we are introduced to an eccentric cast of characters, including a perfume-wearing truffle pig and his jealous owner; an ageing set of alcoholic southern belles; a young, handsome sea captain who meets a tragic fate; a whisky-drinking hangman in Paraguay who is haunted by his... more...
- Timber Press 2012; US$ 27.95
The ubiquitous fungi are little known and vastly underappreciated. Yet, without them we wouldn?t have bread, alcohol, cheese, tofu, or the unique flavors of mushrooms, morels, and truffles. We can?t survive without fungi. The Kingdom Fungi provides a comprehensive look at the biology, structure, and morphological diversity of these necessary organisms.... more...
- University of California Press 2012; US$ 65.00
First published thirty years ago, the long-awaited second edition of Growing California Native Plants is the ideal hands-on native plant guide for both experienced and novice gardeners. In addition to the voluminous knowledge contributed by Marjorie G. Schmidt, now deceased, Katherine L. Greenberg has taken note of the vibrant state of today?s horticultural... more...
- National Geographic Society 2012; US$ 3.99
The Animal Intelligence Bundle: ?Minds of Their Own? by Virginia Morell (March 2008) ?Almost Human? by Mary Roach (April 2008) ?The Genius of Swarms? by Peter Miller (July 2007) In ?Minds of Their Own,? Virginia Morell provides an overview of the science of animal intelligence. She introduces you to an African gray parrot named Alex, a bonobo... more...
- Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 16.99
'Owls call now in the hazy afternoon, and curlews get up in the night and join their voices with the plovers' lost cries. Small birds, distracted by the fury of mating, fly hedge-high in flight and pursuit and brush past one's ear, indifferent to human presence. There is a common belief that when sight diminishes hearing is intensified - an observation... more...
- HarperCollins Canada 2012; US$ 19.99
Scientists estimate that the total biodiversity on Earth is between 10 million and 100 million species. Of these, just over 1.6 million and counting have actually been catalogued and described. One percent, or 16,306, of those species are threatened with extinction, about one-fifth of them critically. Of this group, some have vanishingly small populations... more...
- Penguin Random House South Africa 2012; US$ 9.00
Exploring Fynbos, now newly updated and with a fresh design, is a dynamic introduction to the richest floral kingdom in the world. Both interactive and informative, the book encourages discovery of the fascinating plants and animals in this unique ecosystem. Beautiful illustrations and photographs make this a lively guide that will appeal to the curious... more...
- Canongate Books 2011; US$ 13.29
To the River is the story of the Ouse, the Sussex river in which Virginia Woolf drowned in 1941. One idyllic, midsummer week over sixty years later, Olivia Laing walked Woolf's river from source to sea. The result is a passionate investigation into how history resides in a landscape - and how ghosts never quite leave the places they love. more...
- Little, Brown Book Group 2012; US$ 16.50
As I write Hermione's twelfth year is drawing to a close. The years of innocence are waning. But we have had the good fortune to live through a period when a child's mind is wide open and as absorbent as a sponge. Blessed years of exploration and discovery, fat and full of the natural world, which surrounds her here ... the mountains and forests and... more...