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The Old Ways

Author: Robert MacFarlane

Publisher: Penguin (2013)

The original bestseller from the beloved author of UNDERLAND, LANDMARKS and THE LOST WORDS - Robert Macfarlane travels Britain's ancient paths and discovers the secrets of our beautiful, underappreciated landscape. Following the tracks, holloways, drove-roads and sea paths that form part of a vast ancient network of routes criss-crossing the British Isles and beyond, Robert Macfarlane discovers a lost world - a landscape of the feet and the mind, of pilgrimage and ritual, of stories and ghosts; above all of the places and journeys which inspire and inhabit our imaginations.

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The Power Of Nature

Author: Becca Heddle

Publisher: Oxford University Press (2005)

This book is part of the TreeTops Non-Fiction series which are full of fascinating facts and have been produced with stunning artwork and photography in a lively and modern design sure to attract all young readers. This book is also available as part of a mixed pack of 6 different books or a class pack of 36 books of the same Oxford Reading Tree stage. Each book pack comes with a free copy of up-to-date and invaluable teaching notes.

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The Shepherd's Life: A Tale Of The Lake District

Author: James Rebanks

Publisher: Penguin (2015)

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. A Viking would understand the work they do: sending the sheep to the fells in the summer and making the hay; the autumn fairs where the flocks are replenished; the gruelling toil of winter when the sheep must be kept alive, and the light-headedness that comes with spring, as the lambs are born and the sheep get ready to return to the fells.

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Things With Wings

Author: Paul Shipton

Part of a series: Oxford Reading Tree inFact Level 2

Publisher: Oxford University Press (2016)

Spot lots of things with wings!

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Tom & Misha, Dolphin Rescue

Author: Jinny Johnson

Publisher: Orion Children's Books (2015)

Every year Born Free helps hundreds of animal around the world. This is the true story of one of their incredible rescues. . . Meet dolphins, Tom and Misha. And learn how all animals that are born free should live free. You can be part of the rescue mission too.

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Town Animals

Author: Anon

Part of a series: All Aboard Series Stage 7

Publisher: Ginn (1998)

Part of the All Aboard Non Fiction series. This book looks at the different animals who live alongside humans in towns.

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Author: Robert MacFarlane

Publisher: Hamish Hamilton (2019)

Underland is an epic exploration of the Earth’s underworlds as they exist in myth, literature, memory and the land itself. In this much-anticipated sequel to his international bestseller The Old Ways, Robert Macfarlane takes us on an extraordinary voyage into our relationship with darkness, burial, and our planet’s past and future. Journeying through ‘deep time’ – the dizzying expanses of geologic time that stretch away from the present – we move from the origins of the universe to a post-human Earth, passing along the way through Bronze Age burial chambers, the catacombs of Paris, Greenland’s melting glaciers, starless rivers and Arctic sea caves, the underground fungal networks through which trees communicate, and a deep-sunk ‘hiding place’ designed to store nuclear waste for 100,000 years to come. Global in its geography and written with great lyricism and power, Underland speaks powerfully to our present moment. From its remarkable opening pages to its deeply moving conclusion, it is a journey into wonder, loss, fear and hope. Underland marks a new turn in Macfarlane’s long-term mapping of the relations of landscape and the human heart. At once ancient and urgent, this is a book that will change the way you see the world.

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Walking The Nile

Author: Levison Wood

Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK Ltd (2015)

His journey is 4,250 miles long. He is walking every step of the way, camping in the wild, foraging for food, fending for himself against multiple dangers. He is passing through rainforest, savannah, swamp, desert and lush delta oasis. He will cross seven, very different countries. No one has ever made this journey on foot. In this detailed, thoughtful, inspiring and dramatic book, recounting Levison Wood's walk along the length of the Nile, he will uncover the history of the Nile, yet through the people he meets and who will help him with his journey, he will come face to face with the great story of a modern Africa emerging out of the past. Exploration and Africa are two of his great passions - they drive him on and motivate his inquisitiveness and resolution not to fail, yet the challenges of the terrain, the climate, the animals, the people and his own psychological resolution will throw at him are immense. The dangers are very real, but so is the motivation for this ex-army officer. If he can overcome the mental and physical challenges, he will be walking into history...

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Weather Wise: Reading Weather Signs

Author: Alan Watts

Publisher: Adlard Coles Nautical (2008)

Weather Wise is a highly practical, lively and very accessible guide to weather phenomena for anyone who enjoys the outdoors. Suitable for sailors, walkers, climbers, skiers, fishermen, golfers and holidaymakers, it explains how forthcoming weather will affect them, as well as how to predict what is coming and assess how severe it will be. No other weather book has the practical hands-on approach of Alan Watts, whose reputation for explaining complicated meteorological situations in an understandable way for the average reader is second to none. Packed with practical tips, hints and fact panels, it will be a godsend to anyone pursuing an outdoor activity.

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What Nature Does For Britain

Author: Tony Juniper

Publisher: Profile Books (2015)

From the peat bogs and woodlands that help to secure our water supply, to the bees and soils that produce most of the food we eat, Britain is rich in 'natural capital'. Yet we take supplies of clean water and secure food for granted, rarely considering the free work nature does for Britain. In fact for years we have damaged the systems that sustain us under the illusion that we are keeping prices down, through intensive farming, drainage of bogs, clearing forests and turning rivers into canals. As Tony Juniper's new analysis shows, however, the ways in which we meet our needs often doesn't make economic sense. Through vivid first hand accounts and inspirational examples of how the damage is being repaired, Juniper takes readers on a journey to a different Britain from the one many assume we inhabit, not a country where nature is worthless or an impediment to progress, but the real Britain, the one where we are supported by nature, wildlife and natural systems at almost every turn.

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