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Natural history


For centuries natural historians have observed and recorded the world around them, contributing to our understanding of life on Earth.

Things accelerated in the 18th and 19th centuries when marine trade routes and empire building opened up new opportunities for exploration and discovery, revealing the diversity of our planet and how it evolves.

Today, our busy, modern lives have become increasingly disconnected from the world around us and as we move deeper into a climate-change affected world, our relationships with the earth and nature are transforming. Natural history helps us to investigate globally significant matters, such as the origins of life, helping to secure a sustainable future and the environmental impacts of climate change. Plus, connecting with the natural world has many benefits for both our mental and physical wellbeing.

From birds to botany and forests to foxes, get back to nature with our wide range of natural history books. Our collection covers the animal kingdom, wildlife, woodland, the prehistoric world, astronomy, sustainability, natural science, coastlines, the countryside, meteorology and so much more!

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