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A Biologist AbroadA Biologist Abroad by Rory Putman

A professional biologist with wide experience of working both in the UK and overseas, Rory Putman takes us with him on working trips to Iceland, East Africa, Nigeria and Indonesia, introducing us to the countries and their people, their natural history... more...

A Journey in Landscape RestorationA Journey in Landscape Restoration by Philip AshmoleMyrtle Ashmole

Carrifran Wildwood was the brainchild of local people who mourned the lack of natural habitats and decided to act. When Borders Forest Trust was founded the Wildwood became the Trust’s first large land-based project, and after 20 years of work it... more...

A Passion for SnowdropsA Passion for Snowdrops by George G. Brownlee

...This book is sure to engage the amateur enthusiast and the experienced galanthophile alike. We wish it all the success and appreciation it deserves. Extract from the Foreword by Professor more...

A Scotsman ReturnsA Scotsman Returns by Paul A.  Lynn

This is a fascinating combination of biographical material about the great Scottish engineer Thomas Telford (1757–1834), and a modern travelogue that revisits the ... more...

A Vulture LandscapeA Vulture Landscape by Ian  Parsons

A Vulture Landscape is more than just a book about vultures, in the same way that these majestic flyers are more than just birds. Vultures are a crucial part of many of the world’s ecosystems, and without these specialist environmental c... more...

An Eye for BirdsAn Eye for Birds by Bruce Kendrick

As a ten-year-old, the author contracted TB and was sent to an isolated sanatorium, deep in the Cheshire countryside. There he was bedridden for six months. On fine days, nurses would push the young patients, in their beds, out onto a large veranda and... more...

Birding in an Age of ExtinctionsBirding in an Age of Extinctions by Martin Painter

This is a book about what it’s like being a birder in an age of natural decline. It is part autobiographical – tales of spell-binding birding encounters that left indelible memories – and it is part reflective. The travellers’ t... more...

British Piers and Pier RailwaysBritish Piers and Pier Railways by Anthony Poulton-Smith

The British have always had a special affinity for their coastal resorts and piers are the epitome of the British seaside. This book takes the reader on a clockwise tour of our islands, stopping at every pier and walking through their histories. Yet th... more...

Flight from Afghanistan Flight from Afghanistan by Tella Omeri

Flight From Afghanistan is a harrowing account of what drives a man to flee his home country in fear of his life, the trauma of refugee camps and the dangers he faces even when he reaches the sanc... more...

In the Treacle MineIn the Treacle Mine by J W Richardson

If anyone has ever wondered what happens in the engine room when the Captain on the bridge rings ‘Full Ahead’ on the telegraph, then this book will enlighten the reader. This is a story of one man’s life at sea, from his beginnings as... more...

Leith Shipyards 1918-1939Leith Shipyards 1918-1939 by R. O. Neish

This volume includes some very famous ships with tales of adventure and new trade routes, also sadness, the launch and then the loss of the largest sailing ship ever built in a British shipyard – the five-masted auxiliary sailing barque, Kobe... more...

Mongooses of the WorldMongooses of the World by GĂ©raldine  VeronAndrew Jennings

Mongooses are a remarkable and fascinating group of small carnivores, with 25 species occurring in Africa and nine in Asia. They live within a wide variety of habitats, from open savannah to dense rainforest, and display an amazing diversity in social ... more...

On Foot in the African BushOn Foot in the African Bush by Jeff Williams

Safari guide Jeff Williams has brought together a treasure-trove of stories of dramatic events that occurred whilst guides were leading parties through the bush on foot. Often these were recounted during evenings sitting around a campfire with friends ... more...

RAF Bomber Command Striking BackRAF Bomber Command Striking Back by Alan  Measures

In the early hours of 26th June 1942, six airmen from 102 Squadron return from Bremen in their Halifax, Q for Queenie, having taken part in the third Thousand Bomber Raid. These airmen formed a truly international crew, each one having an interesting b... more...

Reading the Gaelic Landscape     2nd editionReading the Gaelic Landscape 2nd edition by John Murray

Following the success of the first edition, this new edition has been expanded and improved with additional images and enhanced drawings. The subject matter has been expanded with the chapter on grammar and pronunciation extended. There are examples of... more...

'Rosy' Wemyss, Admiral of the Fleet'Rosy' Wemyss, Admiral of the Fleet by John Johnson-Allen

‘…This book shows clearly that in many ways Wemyss was more a naval officer of the 21st century than of the 19th into which he had been born’.

Extract from the Foreword by Admiral Sir Nigel Essenhig... more...

The Birds are our FriendsThe Birds are our Friends by Yessengali Raushanov

For many, birds represent freedom and spirituality since they are created to be free. Although this may be true for people as well, we are of course not able to be as truly free as our winged friends.

Looking out of his office window and seei... more...

The Immeasurable WildsThe Immeasurable Wilds by Alastair  Mitchell

Towards the end of the 18th century the attention of mapmakers, explorers and travellers turned to the north of Scotland. The mountains that rise north of Stirling formed a formidable barrier for anyone wanting to visit the Highlands, and travellers to... more...

The King of LokojaThe King of Lokoja by Wendell  McConnaha

William Balfour Baikie was a surgeon, naturalist, linguist, writer, explorer, and government consul who played a key role in opening Africa to the Europeans. As an explorer he mapped and charted large sections of the Niger River system as ... more...

The Life and Work of Glasgow Architects James Miller and John James BurnetThe Life and Work of Glasgow Architects James Miller and John James Burnet by John  Stewart

This is the first full biography of two of Scotland’s most eminent Architects, James Miller and John James Burnet. While born just three years apart into very different circumstances – Burnet was the son of a wealthy Glasgow architect and M... more...

The Ring OuzelThe Ring Ouzel by Vic FairbrotherKen Hutchinson

Using vivid extracts from field notebooks and profusely illustrated with photographs as well as paintings and sketches by wildlife artist Jonathan Pomroy, the reader is transported to the beautiful North York Moors National Park. We can share in the ex... more...

They Once Were ShipbuildersThey Once Were Shipbuilders by R. O. Neish

Leith-Built Ships is a testimony to the skill of the men who built the ships and to the many men and women who may have sailed or served on them. This history is brought together in vol. I of a three-volume series about the al... more...

Untangling the Knot, Belugas and BearsUntangling the Knot, Belugas and Bears by Mike Potts

The beginning of the author’s adventure with a camera – filming wildlife across the world for the BBC Natural History Unit and other major TV companies – began in 1978 when he joined the RSPB’s film unit.

Untangling th... more...

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