10 Summer Holiday Reads from NHBS

These ten books should see you through even the longest flight or a prolonged lounge on the beach. I’m taking Narwhals and Darwin’s Ghosts on holiday and can’t wait to get started. I hope you enjoy reading this list as much as I enjoyed making it. Leave a comment with your own suggestions for summer holiday reads.

Feral jacket image

Feral: Searching for Enchantment on the Frontiers of Rewilding

Read this if you think we all need a deeper connection to wilderness and bears roaming our woodlands.


Darwin's Ghosts jacket imageDarwin’s Ghosts: In Search of the First Evolutionists

Brave biologists whose early theories hinted at evolution by natural selection.


Gifts of the Crow jacket imageGifts of the Crow: How Perception, Emotion, and Thought Allow Smart Birds to Behave Like Humans

The incredibly intelligent corvids – read this if you need some help with your holiday sudoku.


52 Wildlife Weekends jacket image52 Wildlife Weekends: A Year of British Wildlife-Watching Breaks

If you haven’t booked all your holiday yet and need some inspiration.


The Species Seekers jacket imageThe Species Seekers: Heroes, Fools, and the Mad Pursuit of Life on Earth

The globe-trotting kleptomaniac naturalists whose collections laid the foundations for much of our understanding of biodiversity.


The Nature Tracker's Handbook jacket imageThe Nature Tracker’s Handbook

Involve all the family in identifying the wildlife tracks and signs you encounter on your travels.


Narwhals jacket imageNarwhals: Arctic Whales in a Melting World

Meet the mysterious narwhal; creature of myth and legend.


A Sting in the Tale jacket imageA Sting in the Tale

A passionate story of the bumblebee and inspiring efforts to understand and protect them.


Wild Hares & Hummingbirds jacket imageWild Hares & Hummingbirds: The Natural History of an English Village

An intimate book about the magic of immersing yourself in the annual cycle of your local wildlife.


How to Draw & Paint Birds jacket imageHow to Draw & Paint Birds: Learn to Draw a Variety of Amazing Birds Step by Step

Wouldn’t your field notebook look better with illustrations?


Author: Nigel

Nigel is NHBS' Managing Director - his background is in ecology and conservation.

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