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.
Read this if you think we all need a deeper connection to wilderness and bears roaming our woodlands.
Brave biologists whose early theories hinted at evolution by natural selection.
The incredibly intelligent corvids – read this if you need some help with your holiday sudoku.
If you haven’t booked all your holiday yet and need some inspiration.
The globe-trotting kleptomaniac naturalists whose collections laid the foundations for much of our understanding of biodiversity.
Involve all the family in identifying the wildlife tracks and signs you encounter on your travels.
Meet the mysterious narwhal; creature of myth and legend.
A passionate story of the bumblebee and inspiring efforts to understand and protect them.
An intimate book about the magic of immersing yourself in the annual cycle of your local wildlife.
Wouldn’t your field notebook look better with illustrations?