Discover the healing power of nature through the stories of these characterful birds, whose song is never far away . . .
'A lyrical and life-affirming book that teaches us as much about birds as it does ourselves - a balm for the soul' Raynor Winn, author of The Salt Path
'Totally absorbing and completely engaging on so many levels . . . Charlie has opened my eyes to the constant joy of the sights and sounds of the birds that surround us. It is a book that really will save lives' Dr Richard S
Escape into nature with Matt Baker's fascinating journey through nature's year and family life on the farm
Peppered with his hand drawn sketches and moments from his TV career throughout, this is a heartfelt and fascinating insight into Matt's life outside of our TV screens
Matt Baker is at his happiest on the farm.
Away from the bright lights of hosting our favourite television programmes, Countryfile, The One Show, Blue Peter and many more, he is often in the company of his family,
The field guide to Mana Pools National Park is compiled from the work of a wide range of specialists in each field. It encompasses all groups of animals and plants found in the area; mammals, birds, reptiles, fish, arthropods, and botany.
'One of the greatest European prose writers' Philip Roth
In the autumn of 1965, Bohumil Hrabal bought a weekend cottage in the countryside east of Prague. There, until his death, he tended to an ever-growing, unruly community of cats. This is his confessional, tender and shocking meditation on the joys and torments of his life with them; how he became increasingly overwhelmed by the demands of the things he loved, even to the brink of madness.
'Dark and strange ... It begins with warmth and f
This revised edition supplements the original account of bat species found in Southern and Central Africa with eight newly described species, bringing the total to 124. Updates to information on their evolution, biogeography, ecology and echolocation are based on the latest original research and will be invaluable to students and scientists.
n Baie insiggewende Afrikaanse boek wat vrae en antwoorde bevat van Suid-Afrikaanse diere, wat wissel van die Aardwolf na die Ystervark. Dit is 'n baie nuttige gids wanneer jy nasionale parke in Suid-Afrika besoek.
“In South Africa we are privileged to have a very diverse natural environment. Our range of publications (including field guides) on the various aspects of the natural environment, count amongst the best (if not THE best) in the world.
East Africa is a premier wildlife destination, well known for its mass migrations of herds and fearsome predators. But as iconic are the trees that grow there: among them mangroves, cycads, palms, marulas, acacias, sausage trees, fever trees, toothbrush trees and giant bamboos.