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    • The Uninhabitable Earth

    • A Story of the Future
    • By: David Wallace-Wells
    • Narrated by: David Wallace-Wells
    • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
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    It is worse, much worse, than you think. The slowness of climate change is a fairy tale, perhaps as pernicious as the one that says it isn't happening at all, and if your anxiety about it is dominated by fears of sea-level rise, you are barely scratching the surface of what terrors are possible, even within the lifetime of a teenager today.

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Human Planet

    • How We Created the Anthropocene
    • By: Simon Lewis, Mark A. Maslin
    • Narrated by: Roy McMillan
    • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Meteorites, methane, mega-volcanoes and now human beings; the old forces of nature that transformed Earth many millions of years ago are joined by another: us. Our actions have driven Earth into a new geological epoch, the Anthropocene. For the first time in our home planet's 4.5-billion year history a single species is dictating Earth's future. To some the Anthropocene symbolises a future of superlative control of our environment. To others it is the height of hubris, the illusion of our mastery over nature. 

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Wild Signs and Star Paths

    • The Keys to Our Lost Sixth Sense
    • By: Tristan Gooley
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Tristan Gooley shows how it is possible to achieve a level of outdoors awareness that will enable you to sense direction from stars and plants, forecast weather from woodland sounds and predict the next action of an animal from its body language - instantly. Although once common, this now rare awareness would be labelled by many as a 'sixth sense'. We have become so distanced from this way of experiencing our environment that it may initially seem hard to believe that it is possible, but Tristan Gooley uses a collection of 'keys' to show how everyone can develop this ability and enjoy the outdoors in an exciting way - one that is both new and ancient. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Better than inspirational

    • By Amazon Customer on 30-11-18

    Regular price: £21.99

    • The Yorkshire Shepherdess

    • By: Amanda Owen
    • Narrated by: Anne Dover
    • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Amanda Owen has been seen by millions on ITV's The Dales, living a life that has almost gone in today's modern world, a life ruled by the seasons and her animals. She is a farmer's wife and shepherdess, living alongside her husband, Clive, and seven children at Ravenseat, a 2,000 acre sheep hill farm at the head of Swaledale in North Yorkshire. It's a challenging life but one she loves.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Yorkshire Shepherdess

    • By MarionC on 01-05-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Every Living Thing

    • The Classic Memoirs of a Yorkshire Country Vet
    • By: James Herriot
    • Narrated by: Christopher Timothy
    • Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The fifth volume of memoirs from the author who inspired the BBC series All Creatures Great and Small. During his decades spent as a country vet in Yorkshire, James Herriot has seen huge advances in medical science, technological leaps, and a world irrevocably changed by war. Yet some things have always stayed the same - gruff farmers, hypochondriac pet owners, and animals that never do quite what you expect them to.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Perfect cosy read

    • By J. Vibert on 08-07-16

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Lord God Made Them All

    • The Classic Memoirs of a Yorkshire Country Vet
    • By: James Herriot
    • Narrated by: Christopher Timothy
    • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The fourth volume of memoirs from the author who inspired the BBC series All Creatures Great and Small. Finally home from London after his wartime service in the RAF, James Herriot is settling back into life as a country vet. While the world has changed after the war, the blunt Yorkshire clients and menagerie of beasts with weird and wonderful ailments remain the same.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I loved it

    • By Flint on 29-12-17

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Braiding Sweetgrass

    • Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants
    • By: Robin Wall Kimmerer
    • Narrated by: Robin Wall Kimmerer
    • Length: 16 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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    As a botanist and professor of plant ecology, Robin Wall Kimmerer has spent a career learning how to ask questions of nature using the tools of science. As a Potawatomi woman, she learned from elders, family, and history that the Potawatomi, as well as a majority of other cultures indigenous to this land, consider plants and animals to be our oldest teachers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Eloquently spoken, meditative story

    • By Isabella on 25-03-18

    Regular price: £32.89

    • Turning the Tide on Plastic

    • How Humanity (and You) Can Make Our Globe Clean Again
    • By: Lucy Siegle
    • Narrated by: Lucy Siegle, Hugo Tagholm
    • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Without big action, at the current rate, pieces of plastic will outnumber fish in the ocean by 2050. That is the legacy we are leaving our children and grandchildren. Journalist, broadcaster and eco lifestyle expert Lucy Siegle provides a powerful call to arms to end the plastic pandemic along with the tools we need to make decisive change. Plastic flows into our lives from every direction and most of it is not recycled. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • fascinating book.

    • By Anna Hill on 02-12-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Climate: A New Story

    • By: Charles Eisenstein
    • Narrated by: Steve Wojtas
    • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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    With research and insight, Charles Eisenstein details how the quantification of the natural world leads to a lack of integration and our “fight” mentality. With an entire chapter unpacking the climate change denier’s point of view, he advocates for expanding our exclusive focus on carbon emissions to see the broader picture beyond our short-sighted and incomplete approach. This refocusing away from impending catastrophe and our inevitable doom cultivates meaningful emotional and psychological connections and provides real, actionable steps to caring for the Earth.  

    Regular price: £25.69

    • Origin Story

    • A Big History of Everything
    • By: David Christian
    • Narrated by: Jamie Jackson
    • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Most historians study the smallest slivers of time, emphasizing specific dates, individuals, and documents. But what would it look like to study the whole of history, from the big bang through the present day - and even into the remote future? How would looking at the full span of time change the way we perceive the universe, the earth, and our very existence? These were the questions David Christian set out to answer when he created the field of "Big History", the most exciting new approach to understanding where we have been, where we are, and where we are going.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Very Good Effort

    • By Gareth on 22-06-18

    Regular price: £25.69

    • Landmarks

    • By: Robert Macfarlane
    • Narrated by: Roy McMillan
    • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Landmarks, a fascinating exploration of the relationship between language and landscapes by Robert Macfarlane, read by Roy McMillan. Words are grained into our landscapes, and landscapes are grained into our words. Landmarks is about the power of language to shape our sense of place.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love it, but it's costing me a fortune!

    • By Coffee snob on 09-09-15

    Regular price: £20.00

    • Mountains of the Mind: A History of a Fascination

    • By: Robert Macfarlane
    • Narrated by: Nathan Turner
    • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Once we thought monsters lived there. In the Enlightenment we scaled them to commune with the sublime. Soon, we were racing to conquer their summits in the name of national pride. In this ground-breaking, classic work, Robert Macfarlane takes us up into the mountains: to experience their shattering beauty, the fear and risk of adventure, and to explore the strange impulses that have for centuries led us to the world's highest places.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Narrator More Suited for Movie Intros

    • By A. Clark on 25-08-18

    Regular price: £22.89

    • Active Hope

    • How to Face the Mess We're in Without Going Crazy
    • By: Joanna Macy PhD, Chris Johnstone
    • Narrated by: C. S. E. Cooney
    • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The challenges we face can be difficult even to think about. Climate change, the depletion of oil, economic upheaval, and mass extinction together create a planetary emergency of overwhelming proportions. Active Hope shows us how to strengthen our capacity to face this crisis so that we can respond with unexpected resilience and creative power.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A book for our time

    • By Douglas Mackay on 13-12-18

    Regular price: £23.79

    • Origins of the Oceans

    • By: Robert Hazen
    • Narrated by: Robert Hazen
    • Length: 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Follow Earth’s remarkable transition from a dry world with a uniform black basaltic surface to a wet planet of rivers, lakes, and oceans. Also learn about the special properties of water, which make it a universal solvent, a vehicle for life, and the chief architect of Earth’s surface features.

    Regular price: £1.39

    • On the Future

    • Prospects for Humanity
    • By: Martin Rees
    • Narrated by: Martin Rees, Samuel West
    • Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Humanity has reached a critical moment. Our world is unsettled and rapidly changing, and we face existential risks over the next century. Various outcomes - good and bad - are possible. Yet our approach to the future is characterized by short-term thinking, polarizing debates, alarmist rhetoric, and pessimism. In this short, exhilarating book, renowned scientist and best-selling author Martin Rees argues that humanity’s prospects depend on our taking a very different approach to planning for tomorrow.

    Regular price: £12.19

    • The Vegetarian Myth

    • Food, Justice, and Sustainability
    • By: Lierre Keith
    • Narrated by: Joyce Bean
    • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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    We’ve been told that a vegetarian diet can feed the hungry, honor the animals, and save the planet. Lierre Keith believed in that plant-based diet and spent twenty years as a vegan. But in The Vegetarian Myth, she argues that we’ve been led astray - not by our longings for a just and sustainable world, but by our ignorance. e truth is that agriculture is a relentless assault against the planet, and more of the same won’t save us. In service to annual grains, humans have devastated prairies and forests, driven countless species extinct, altered the climate, and destroyed the topsoil - the basis of life itself....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • needs a sequel called "the feminism myth"

    • By julien on 30-09-17

    Regular price: £27.49

    • If Women Rose Rooted

    • The Journey to Authenticity and Belonging
    • By: Sharon Blackie
    • Narrated by: Heather Wilds
    • Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This is the second edition of a uniquely empowering, international word-of-mouth best seller about wild landscapes, female mythology, and the challenges facing modern women. It is a book for any woman who has ever lost her way and who sees a wasteland at the heart of modern existence and longs to live a more authentic, rooted life once again.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Terrible narrator

    • By Elena Harris on 16-12-17

    Regular price: £29.59

    • The Coming Storm

    • By: Michael Lewis
    • Narrated by: Michael Lewis
    • Length: 2 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Tornadoes, cyclones, tsunamis… Weather can be deadly – especially when it strikes without warning. Millions of Americans could soon find themselves at the mercy of violent weather if the public data behind lifesaving storm alerts gets privatized for personal gain. In his first Audible Original feature, New York Times best-selling author and journalist Michael Lewis delivers hard-hitting research on not-so-random weather data – and how Washington plans to release it. 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Tornadoes, Big Data and Trump bashing!

    • By Simon on 01-08-18

    Regular price: £5.49

    • Dirt to Soil

    • One Family’s Journey into Regenerative Agriculture
    • By: Gabe Brown
    • Narrated by: Gabe Brown
    • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In Dirt to Soil, Gabe Brown tells the story of his ranch's amazing journey and offers a wealth of innovative solutions to our most pressing and complex contemporary agricultural challenge - restoring the soil. The Brown’s Ranch model, developed over 20 years of experimentation and refinement, focuses on regenerating resources by continuously enhancing the living biology in the soil.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • outstanding

    • By Amazon Customer on 30-12-18
    • One Family’s Journey into Regenerative Agriculture
    • By: Gabe Brown
    • Narrated by: Gabe Brown
    • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
    • Release date: 09-10-18
    • 5 out of 5 stars 11 ratings

    Regular price: £18.29

    • Gaia: A New Look at Life on Earth 

    • By: James Lovelock
    • Narrated by: Gary Telles
    • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In this classic work that continues to inspire its many fans, James Lovelock deftly explains his idea that life on Earth functions as a single organism. Written for the non-scientist, Gaia is a journey through time and space in search of evidence with which to support a new and radically different model of our planet. In contrast to conventional belief that living matter is passive in the face of threats to its existence, the book explores the hypothesis that the Earth's living matter - air, ocean, and land surfaces - forms a complex system that has the capacity to keep the Earth a fit place for life.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A good way to digest a dense book!

    • By cara on 22-02-16

    Regular price: £18.79

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