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Human Nature: Isabella Tree on Five Ways to Rewild Yourself

Suffering the long-term damage of unsustainable, intensive farming practices on their farm in Sussex, Isabella Tree and her husband took the brave decision to step back and take over. Wilding, Isabella's account of their experiment and the lessons their experiences provide for how we might learn to regain our lost wild country, really captured the public imagination this year, becoming an acclaimed bestseller and hugely popular Waterstones Non-Fiction Book of the Month. Here she shares her top five tips for getting back out into nature and rediscovering your wild self.

Rosamund Young Recommends the Best Books About the Countryside

A encouragement to stand and stare, our Non-Fiction Book of the Month for November, The Secret Life of Cows, considers the world with a cow’s eye view. Its author, Rosamund Young understands better than most the need to protect and preserve our valuable natural environment. Here, in an exclusive article for Waterstones, she recommends some favourite countryside reads for your Christmas list this year.

Q & A: Paul Sterry and Rob Read

Q & A: Paul Sterry and Rob Read

Posted on 22nd Nov, 2016 by Sally Campbell

Collins Life-Size Birds is as much a celebration of photography as it is of Britain and Northern Europe's rich and varied birdlife. For the first time, owing to recent advances in digital imaging, contemporary photographers can capture images of birds in as much detail as can be seen with the naked eye. The resulting imagery is simply breath-taking.  Here, Collins Life-Sized Birds co-creators Paul Sterry and Rob Read explain their ground-breaking work.

Non-fiction Book of The Month: The Shepherd’s Life

James Rebanks' The Shepherd’s Life is a revelation. It is poetic, evocative and grounded in a lifestyle that has remained unchanged for thousands of years.

Q & A: James Rebanks

Q & A: James Rebanks

Posted on 7th Dec, 2015 by James Rebanks

James Rebanks is an author and shepherd whose first book, The Shepherd's Life, was nominated for the Waterstones Book of The Year Award.

Landmarks by Robert Macfarlane

Landmarks by Robert Macfarlane

Posted on 9th Mar, 2015 by Greg Eden

Waterstones bookseller and keen bird-watcher Greg Eden on Robert Macfarlane's latest book, Landmarks, and the connection between language and nature.

Costa Book of the Year Nominee: H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald

Costa Book of the Year Nominee: H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald

Posted on 24th Jan, 2015 by Helen Macdonald

With the overall Costa Book of the Year announced on January 27th, we're looking at a different nominee each day. The next title vying for the Costa Book of the Year is H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald, winner of the Best Biography.

Non-fiction Book of the Month: H is for Hawk

Read an extract from our Non-fiction Book of the Month, H is for Hawk.