H is for Hawk - Waterstones exclusive (Paperback) The Shepherd's Life: A Tale of the Lake District (Hardback) Landskipping: Painters, Ploughmen and Places (Hardback) Meadowland: the private life of an English field (Paperback) Landmarks (Hardback) Counting Sheep: A Celebration of the Pastoral Heritage of Britain (Paperback) The Moor: A journey into the English wilderness (Paperback) A Buzz in the Meadow (Paperback) The Living Mountain - Canons (Paperback) The Country Set: A Celebration of Britain's Best-loved Wildlife - National Trust Art & Illustration (Hardback)

Nature Writing

A wish list by Waterstones Booksellers

British Nature Writing offers some of the best opportunities for literature, as you'll see if you read any one of these books. They are the cream of the crop of recent nature writing, including the bookseller favourite, 'H is for Hawk'.

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Some people's lives are entirely their own creations. James Rebanks' isn't. The first son of a shepherd, who was the first son of a shepherd himself, he and his family have lived and worked in and around the Lake District for generations. Their way of life is ordered by the seasons and the work they demand, and has been for hundreds of years.

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"An intensely enjoyable study of landscape… has depth, beauty and wit." The Observer Both history and travel book, "Landskipping" is a meditation on the nature of the British landscape--its matchless brilliance and iridescent beauty--from the author of "The Tulip."

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An exquisitely crafted paean to the English meadow, Lewis-Stempel’s enchanting book takes the reader through the developments of the rural year and the biographies of the creatures that inhabit its grass and soil.
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Travelling from Cumbria to the Cairngorms, and exploring the landscapes of Roger Deakin, J. A. Baker, Nan Shepherd and others, the author shows that language, well used, is a keen way of knowing landscape, and a vital means of coming to love it.

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Long before we were a nation of shopkeepers, Britain was a nation of sheep. Full of stories, history, trivia and humour, Counting Sheep explores Britain through its most influential animal.
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Shortlisted for the 2015 Wainwright Prize In this journey across England's most forbidding and mysterious terrain, William Atkins takes the reader from south to north, exploring moorland's uniquely captivating position in our history, literature and psyche.
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A fascinating look at the insect world found in one field in France - and how important that world is to all of us - from the author of the Sunday Times bestseller A Sting in the Tale In 2003 Dave Goulson bought a derelict farm in the heart of rural France, together with 33 acres of surrounding meadow.
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Written during the Second World War, The Living Mountain describes the incredible journeys Shepherd made into the regal Cairngorm Mountains of Scotland in a powerful meditation on the solace and strength to be found in the wilderness.
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A giftbook featuring painting of Britain's best-loved creatures by artist Hannah Dale.
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A lyrical celebration of British birds that tracks a year in the wild from respected naturalist and conservationist John Lister-Kaye

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Ecology meets economics head on in Tony Juniper's valuation of the UK's natural capital.
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Featuring songbirds, aquatic birds, birds of prey and garden favourites, this beautifully presented collection will delight both bird-lovers and word-lovers in equal measure.
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