The Bookshelf

Here is a list of books that we think are well-written, interesting and informative on the living world but which do not fit neatly into the lists of specialised references that we give in our other pages on Joining in, The Living World or The Wildlife Places.  

It is not a comprehensive list, but they are all books that members have enjoyed and would recommend.

Find them on Amazon or another online book supplier to see whether they would interest you, and, if they do, then please buy them from an independent bookseller or one of the suppliers we list below in ‘Where to get books on wildlife and nature’.

One of our local bookshops we can particularly recommend for a great range of nature books is Picture Book at 6 Stanley Street, Leek ST13 5HG. A lovely independent bookseller.

The Wood-Wide Web

Finding the Mother Tree

Suzanne Simard

Allen Lane

The Hidden Life of Trees

Peter Wohlleben

Greystone Books

The Secret Network of Nature

Peter Wohlleben

Vintage

The Forest Unseen

David George Haskell

Viking

The Songs of Trees

David George Haskell

Penguin

Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds and Shape Our Futures

Merlin Sheldrake

Vintage

Wilding and Rewilding

Wilding: The return of nature to a British farm

Isabella Tree

Picador

Rebirding: Rewilding Britain and its Birds

Benedict Macdonald

Pelagon Press

Feral: Rewilding the Land, Sea and Human Life

George Monbiot

Penguin

Cottongrass Summer: Essays of a Naturalist throughout the Year

Roy Dennis

Saraband

Where to get books on wildlife and nature

Find them on Amazon or another online book supplier to see whether they would interest you, and, if they do, then please buy them from an independent bookseller or one of the suppliers we list below.

NHBS started life as the Natural History Book Service in 1985, and has since grown into a key onine source for natural history books and equipment. Its core purpose is to support those who work to understand, protect, and conserve the natural environment. They do this by:

  • Offering the largest range of wildlife, ecology and conservation books and equipment in the world
  • Providing expert advice and support to ensure that you are confident in using the books and equipment purchased
  • Providing the continuity in products and services that is essential for longer term research projects

The Field Studies Council produces and publishes a wide range of useful fold-out  and bookform guides on wildlife identification.

Hive is an independent online bookseller which supports local bookshops.

A lovely independent bookshop, with a great selection of nature books upstairs, at 6 Stanley Street, Leek ST13 5HG.