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How Zoologists Organize Things
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How Zoologists Organize Things

David Bainbridge. Francis Lincoln Publishing. (256p) ISBN 9780711252264 I’m a sucker for a beautiful cover, and I just fell in love with this one as soon as I saw it. When it arrived I just dove in and was fascinated by all the charts and illustrations, it was jam-packed. Ranging from very early theories of …

Vesper Flights
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Vesper Flights

Helen Macdonald. Vintage. (272p) ISBN 9780099575467 I’ve just returned to work after almost nine months of furlough and decided to use the walk to and from work as an opportunity to listen to audiobooks now that I’m enjoying them. Vesper Flights by Helen Macdonald was the first of my walking books, and I’ve been saving …

Still Water
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Still Water: The Deep Life of the Pond

John Lewis-Stempel. Transworld. (304p) ISBN 9781784162429 I was given Still Water: The Deep Life of the Pond as it is well known that I love a well written book on nature and the idea of rewilding. I had previously read Meadowland by the same author and really enjoyed the style of John Lewis-Stempel’s writing, so …

Urban Arboreal
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Urban Arboreal

Michael Jordan. Aurum Press. (160p) ISBN 9781781317419 I absolutely love books about nature, especially about trees, and when the opportunity arose that I could get a review copy of this book I jumped at it. Last year I had read ‘Around the World in 80 Trees’ and this is a similar concept, though only looking …

Rewild Yourself
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Rewild Yourself

Simon Barnes. Simon & Schuster. (208p) ISBN 9781471175428 It was the cover of this book that drew me to it as all I wanted to do was spend some time at the side of the water. Split into 23 accessible chapters, each focusing on a different change you can make to feel more within the …

Around the World in 80 Trees
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Around the World in 80 Trees

Jonathan Drori. Laurence King Publishing. (240p) ISBN 9781786276063 I was so privileged to receive a reading copy of Around the World in 80 Trees from Laurence King Publishing, and it even came with a beautiful poster. Everything else I was reading had to be put on hold until I had finished this, though I could …

The Living Mountain
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The Living Mountain

Nan Shepherd. Canongate Books. (176p) ISBN 9781786897350 I’ve had The Living Mountain sitting on my shelf for about five years now and for some reason just never got around to reading it, but now that I read a lot of children’s books I always like to read a more serious book as a sort of …

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