Nature Books

Discover our range of nature titles across our art, photography, non-fiction and children’s categories.

This is the perfect collection of books for nature lovers of all ages.

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Cats Work Like This

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Cats Work Like This was started by David St John Thomas in his 80th year and has been finished by his son Gareth. It gives a rare insight into the workings of cats’ elusive minds, gleaned from the authors’ two generations of watching their cats work. Learn about political and ‘eco’ cats, what cats do while you sleep, and what a cat’s eyes can tell you. Focusing on attention, emotion, manipulation and cunning, it explores both the scientific nature and daily habits of these puzzling creatures.

SPECIFICATIONS:   Hardback | 210 x 152mm  | 176 Pages | Colour photographs

Manuka: The Biography of an extraordinary honey

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Dr. Peter Molan, MBE, the discoverer of the unique antibacterial activity in manuka honey.
“There are things in this book even I didn’t know about manuka. I literally couldn’t put it down.”

Manuka: The Biography of an Extraordinary Honey chronicles the remarkable ‘rags-to-riches’ story of manuka honey, as seen through the eyes of a New Zealand beekeeping specialist who watched it unfold from the very beginning. It’s a great tale of science, in which an inquisitive university lecturer found something totally unexpected in a product everyone had written off.

It’s also an entertaining account of the way that seemingly simple discovery caught the international media’s attention, helping enterprising New Zealanders to develop manuka honey-based products and take them all around the globe. But above all else it’s a story of hope for the future, sounding a note of optimism in a world that for good reason feels saddened and sometimes even afraid about the future of the special relationship we humans have always had with those marvellous creatures, the honey bees.

 


 

SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | Colour Photographs Throughout | 256 Pages |9781775591634

Night Lights

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This story recounts the childhood memories of cousins growing up with their grandparents deep in the Malaysian countryside. In a time without the glare and distraction of modern technology, they discover the brilliance of nature by moon and candlelight.

The story is an immersion in Malaysian culture and nature.

SPECIFICATIONS: 9780648652847 | 245mm x 245mm | Hardback | 40 pages | Full Colour | Little Pink Dog Books

Shortlisted for The Rubery Book Awards 2022, in the Illustrated Children’s Book category

 

A Little Pink Dog Books Publication

 

The Science of Hope

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Eye to eye with our world’s wildlife

From polar bears to mountain gorillas, penguins to sea otters, certain animals capture our imagination. These are the animals that are mascots for conservation campaigns. But why these creatures instead of other equally endangered animals? The answer lies in their cuteness or charisma! Illustrated with images by one of the world’s leading wildlife photographers, The Science of Hope informs as it educates, describing the psychology and science behind our desire to connect with these animals.

An introduction to The Science of Hope from author Dr Wiebke Finkler:


SPECIFICATIONS: Cased with jacket | 254 x 254mm / 10 x 10in | 160 pages | Full Colour

Stephen Hawking

Scientists Who Changed the World

Stephen Hawking advanced our understanding of the universe more than any other scientist of his day. His career was intrinsically tied to his impact on society, and he was a source of inspiration to many people who also fought the odds to achieve their dreams.

This beautifully designed biography will teach young readers what Hawking learned about black holes and time, why he believed that humans must live on other planets, and how his discoveries have changed our understanding of the world!

Click here to view Teacher’s Notes.

The ‘Scientists Who Changed the World’ series looks at some of the world’s greatest scientists and how their work and discoveries changed society. It takes the social and theological forces that affected scientists in each individual era and examines how their discoveries in turn helped shaped the world around them, both at the time and in the future.

 

Specifications: 9781925820720 | Hardback | 235 x 184mm / 9 x 7in | 64 Pages | Full Colour | EK Books

Where the Heart Is

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ACT Writers Notable Awards 2022 Shorlisted Children’s Book

Inspired by an extraordinary true story, Where the Heart Is explores the friendship between Dindim the Magellanic penguin and his rescuer, Joao. With gorgeous illustrations and flowing prose, it depicts Dindim’s 8000-mile journey to his Patagonian home, and his longing to return. Young readers will delight in travelling across the ocean with Dindim, meeting whales and albatross! Heartfelt and educational, this is a celebration of the power of friendship and the beauty of the natural world.

Watch this fun reading of Where The Heart is by The Duchess of York:

SPECIFICATIONS: Hardback | 245 x 255mm / 9.5 x 10in | 32 Pages | Full Colour | EK Books

Croak

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A Book of Fun for Frog Lovers

Croak is a collection of delightful quotes and gorgeous photographs celebrating the underappreciated beauty of frogs. Many of the stunning, colourful images were taken by author Phil Bishop on his travels around the world. They showcase frogs in their natural habitats, paired with quotes from famous faces such as Cameron Diaz and John Steinbeck. Simultaneously amusing and illuminating, this perfect coffee table book is a celebration of one of the most varied and vibrant species on earth.
To help continue Phil Bishop’s work with The Halliday-Bishop Conservation Library, a bibliographic archive of important conservation resources, click the link below to donate to the ASG 
SPECIFICATIONS: 9781925820812 | Hardback | 225 x 203mm / 8.75 x 8in | 160 Pages | Full Colour

Growing Pains

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When Finn’s family plants a tree in their backyard, he feels responsible for it and worries the little sapling is cold, hungry or lonely. He tries to share his breakfast with it, offers it his scarf, and keeps it company. Just after going to bed, his nightlight goes out and Finn is plunged into darkness. But when he sees his tree standing tall and brave in the moonlight, it inspires him to be brave as well. A touching story about curiosity, empathy, care of the environment, and overcoming fears.

SPECIFICATIONS:  Hardback | 245 x 255mm / 9.5 x 10 in | 32 pages | Full Colour | EK Books

Getting Closer

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Rediscovering nature through bird photography

With Getting Closer to guide you, and a camera in hand, learn how to connect with nature by using a photographer’s eye.

Getting Closer is an illustrated discussion of photography as a way of achieving greater intimacy with the natural world. With a focus on birds, the book is directed primarily at photographers but also at birders, and people interested in the outdoors. The author offers a simple, practical path for readers to begin to ‘rewild’ themselves, introducing hands-on techniques that will enable readers to both deeply connect with their environment and become proficient wildlife photographers.

Specifications: 9781925820638 | Hardback | 254 x 254mm / 10 x 10in | 144 pages | Full colour

A Life of Extremes

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The Life and Times of a Polar Filmmaker

Max Quinn’s filmmaking career has taken him to the ends of the earth, from his native New Zealand to Alaska; Antarctica to the Arctic. A Life of Extremes is a personal account of his work, featuring vibrant text and stunning images that illustrate 20 years of adventures in polar climates. Learn, from behind the camera, about the natural history and wildlife of our world. Leave the tourist trail behind with this unique insight into life in the immensely beautiful, most extreme places on earth.

Specifications: Cover & Jacket | 260 x 186mm / 10.25 x 7.25in

Discover more about Max Quinn Here

Celebrating Australia’s Magnificent Wildlife

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The Art of Daryl Dickson

Celebrating Australia’s Magnificent Wildlife is a celebration of Daryl Dickson’s beautiful work. From black-winged stilts to brushtail possums, see the variety and color of Australian wildlife contained in one wonderful book. Dickson’s passion for the conservation of wildlife and wild places has informed and inspired her work. She highlights the natural beauty of species that deserve to be saved in what is essential reading for anyone with an interest in the natural world.

The work of artists crosses borders, boundaries and language barriers. Painting wildlife does not need language to explain the essence of the beauty, landscape or movement of a creature. Witness the ancient tropical forests and majestic landscapes of northern Queensland, Australia — home to some of the world’s rarest and most fascinating species. View a lifetime of artworks, showcased in this large-format, beautifully designed book that is an essential addition to coffee tables everywhere.

Australian Women’s Weekly Christmas Issue
“Art and conservation merge in this stunning tome.”

Specifications: 9781925820607 | Cased and Jacket | 254 x 254mm / 10 x 10in | 144 pages | full colour

Celebrating Australia’s Magnificent Wildlife (Limited Collector’s Edition)

The Art of Daryl Dickson

One for the collectors, this exquisite leatherette edition is limted to 100 copies only. Each book is numbered and signed by Daryl with its own unique artist mark so no two copies are the same, making this edition as rare as some of the species featured in its pages.

Celebrating Australia’s Magnificent Wildlife is a celebration of Daryl Dickson’s beautiful work and passion for conservation. The stunning animals around Dickson have informed her work for over 40 years. Witness the ancient tropical forests and majestic landscapes of Queensland, Australia — home to some of the world’s rarest and most fascinating species. View a lifetime of artworks, showcased in this beautiful, large-format book that is an essential addition for art and book collectors alike.

Australian Women’s Weekly Christmas Issue
“Art and conservation merge in this stunning tome.”

Specifications: 9781925820614 | Leatherette | 254 x 254mm | 144 Pages | Full Colour | FSC Certified

Tree Beings

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We depend on trees for our survival, yet few of us understand just how fascinating these beings really are. With a foreword by the world-renowned anthropologist Jane Goodall, Tree Beings is an adventure through the secret world of trees. Challenging the perception that trees are just ‘silent statues’, it focuses on four big ideas:

  • Trees give life to the planet.
  • Trees can help save us from climate change.
  • Trees are like beings.
  • Trees need our help and protection.

Along the way, you’ll meet some of the scientists and explorers who helped uncover the mysteries of the world’s oldest living things. You’ll encounter the eccentric British professor who travelled the world for seventy years telling people how trees can save us, and you’ll learn about the 9-year-old-boy who has a plan to plant a trillion trees to save the planet!

You’ll also learn the science behind trees, including discoveries about how they ‘talk’ and why they are our best allies in the fight to slow down climate change. Explore tree wisdom from many different cultures and some famous and fascinating tree species, brought to life in a vibrant combination of illustrations and text.

Trees are essential to our world. Tree Beings is your guide to appreciating trees through the stories of people who love them. So strap on your hiking boots, and enjoy this informative adventure through the wonderful world of Tree Beings!

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Specifications:  Hardback | 280 x 245mm / 11 x 9.5in | 96 Pages | Colour

Rachel Carson

Scientists Who Changed the World

Raised in rural Pennsylvania, Rachel Carson was a pioneer in combining the disciplines of the arts and science, specifically writing and biology. She is famous for alerting the world to the danger of pesticides and other manmade farming chemicals through her work, including her book Silent Spring.

From writing about the ocean like a poet, to exposing the danger of pesticides to the world, Carson led an extraordinary life. Find out more about the world we live in by reading her fascinating story!

Download the Teacher’s Notes Here

The ‘Scientists Who Changed the World’ series looks at some of the world’s greatest scientists and how their work and discoveries changed society. It takes the social and theological forces that affected scientists in each individual era and examines how their discoveries in turn helped shaped the world around them, both at the time and in the future.

 

Specifications: 9781925820690 | Hardback |235 x 184 | 64 Pages | Colour | EK Books

Sir Isaac Newton

Scientists Who Changed the World

The work of Sir Isaac Newton created the foundations for modern science and furthered our understanding of the universe. He discovered gravity, he invented calculus, and he defined the three Laws of Motion that form the basis of modern physics. He also very nearly became a sheep farmer.

Find out how Newton went from village boy to one of the greatest thinkers since Galileo with this captivating biography. Learn how he has changed life, society, and our understanding of the world around us!

Download the Teacher’s Notes Here

The ‘Scientists Who Changed the World’ series looks at some of the world’s greatest scientists and how their work and discoveries changed society. It takes the social and theological forces that affected scientists in each individual era and examines how their discoveries in turn helped shaped the world around them, both at the time and in the future.

Specifications: 9781925820713 | Hardback |235 x 184 | 64 Pages | Colour | EK Books

Charles Darwin

Scientists Who Changed the World

Charles Darwin pioneered a theory of evolution that changed the way we see the natural world and the progression of species. But despite his great advancement of the field, Darwin’s theories were extremely controversial. Find out why in this biography designed to engage and educate young readers, with colourful illustrations and quirky design. See how the work of this brilliant scientist revolutionised society’s views of evolution, changing our understanding of the world around us forever!

Download the Teacher’s Notes Here

The ‘Scientists Who Changed the World’ series looks at some of the world’s greatest scientists and how their work and discoveries changed society. It takes the social and theological forces that affected scientists in each individual era and examines how their discoveries in turn helped shaped the world around them, both at the time and in the future.

 

Specifications: 9781925820706 | Hardback |235 x 184 | 64 Pages | Colour | EK Books

Waddle

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A Book of Fun for Penguin Lovers

Penguins. We love them. Seemingly upright caricatures of us, it is easy to bond with these black and white ‘little people’. They have become perennial favourites of cartoonists, because they are fun. They make us laugh. Waddle is a compendium of delightful quotes and gorgeous photographs that capture the essence of this amusement. Its intention is to put a grin on your face and a warm feeling in your heart — all thanks to these endearing creatures that don’t just walk, but waddle.

SPECIFICATIONS: Hardcover | 225 x 203 mm /  8.75 x 8 inches | 160 pages | Colour

Minibeasts

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True rulers of our world and the key to our survival.

Lavishly illustrated with breathtaking macrophotography, this stunning insight into the world of the minibeasts reveals the critical role these true rulers of our world play in our survival. Topics covered include the jobs invertebrates (insects) perform that enable life on earth to exist, as well as how they have evolved to suit their environments. From new medical drugs to hi-tech robotics, minibeasts provide a wealth of material for humans to draw on to help solve our 21st-century problems.

SPECIFICATIONS: Hardback | 254 x 254 mm / 10 x 10 Inches  | Colour | 160 Pages |

Trial of Strength

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Adventures and misadventures on the wild and remote subantarctic islands

The subantarctic islands circle the lower part of the globe below New Zealand, Australia, Africa and South America in the ‘Roaring Forties’ and ‘Furious Fifties’ latitudes. They are filled with unique plants and wildlife, constantly buffeted by lashing rain and furious gales, and have a rich and fascinating human history. Trial of Strength tells the compelling stories of these islands and will leave you with an appreciation for the tenacity of the human race and the forbidding forces of nature.

SPECIFICATIONS: Hardback | 260 x 186 mm / 10.25 x 7.25 Inches  | Colour | 264 Pages

Paddy O’Melon

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Animal lovers everywhere will delight in this gorgeously illustrated story of Paddy, a young rainforest kangaroo. Separated from his mother as a baby, Paddy is rescued by an Irish family who care for him as he grows. Soon, though, he begins to wonder who he really is, and so sets off on an adventure through the jungle to find his true home, meeting many interesting animals along the way.

This endearing book pays homage to the amazing variety of wildlife of the rainforest and highlights the importance of doing what we can to protect our natural treasures.

SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 215 x 288 mm /8½ x 11¼ Inches | Colour | 32 Pages |