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Wainwright Prize Shortlists 2022

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Named after nature writer Alfred Wainwright, the Wainwright Prizes are awarded to the work which best reflects Wainwright’s core values and include a celebration of nature and our natural environment or a warning of the dangers to it across the globe, and are awarded in three categories: nature writing, conservation writing and children’s writing. The winners will be announced on 7 September.  

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In Time on Rock Anna Fleming charts two parallel journeys: learning the craft of traditional rock climbing, and the new developing appreciation of the natural world it brings her. Through the story of her progress from terrified beginner to…

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'I loved this book' Raynor Winn, author of The Salt Path'Utterly absorbing' Lucy Jones, author of Losing EdenWishing to leave behind the quiet isolation of her Orkney island life, Amy Liptrot books a one-way flight to Berlin. Searching for…

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THE TIMES TOP 10 BESTSELLERDrowned. Buried by sand. Decimated by plague. Plunged off a cliff.This is the forgotten history of Britain’s lost cities, ghost towns and vanished villages: our shadowlands.‘A beautiful book, truly…

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Shortlisted for the James Copper Wainwright Prize 2022 for Nature WritingWinner for the Richard Jefferies Award 2021 for Best Nature Writing‘Evocative and inspiring…environmental protest, family, motherhood…

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LONGLISTED FOR THE JAMES CROPPER WAINWRIGHT PRIZE FOR NATURE WRITING 2022What happens to nature when we are no longer there?In early 2020, wildlife cameraman James Aldred was commissioned to film the lives of a family of goshawks in the New…

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A dazzlingly original, lyrical and epic encounter with the Earth as it used to be'The best book on the history of life on Earth I have ever read - Tom Holland, author of DominionThis is the past as we've never seen it before. Otherlands is…

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'The very treeline is on the move: a devastating image. This book is an evocative, wise and unflinching exploration of what it will mean for humanity.' Jay GriffithsThe Arctic treeline is the frontline of climate change, where the trees…

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'I found myself turning the pages with an inward leap of joy' - Isabella TreeIn 2015, England's last and loneliest golden eagle died in an unmarked spot among the remote eastern fells of the Lake District. It was a tragic day for the…

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'Fascinating... There is something wondrous in Milman's revelation of our fragile dependency on insect life as well as its beauty and strangeness.' Guardian'Gripping and especially unnerving.' David Wallace-WellsWhen is the last time you…

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'Compelling, penetrating, devastating - Silent Earth is a wake-up call for the world.' Isabella TreeInsects are essential for life as we know it. As they become more scarce, our world will slowly grind to a halt; we simply cannot function…

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE WAINWRIGHT PRIZE FOR CONSERVATION WRITING 2022It was Eunice Newton Foote, an American scientist and women's rights campaigner living in Seneca Falls, New York, who first warned the world that an atmosphere heavy with…

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'This inspiring and urgent book is one of the few food books that has ever given me goosebumps... A story full of both loss and hope.' BEE WILSON'We all need to pay more attention to what we are (and are no longer) eating. Dan Saladino…

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'This book calls for nothing less than a revolution in the future of food' Kate RaworthFrom the bestselling author of Feral, a breathtaking first glimpse of a new future for food and for humanityFarming is the world's greatest cause of…

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Join brilliant young naturalist Dara McAnulty - winner of the 2020 Wainwright Prize for his book Diary of a Young Naturalist - on a nature walk and experience the joy of connecting with the natural world on your multi sensory journey. This…

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As autumn begins, Moss and friends travel to their former home in Ash Row, to find the rare mortal child who can both see and talk to them.The tiny beings know they should be brave and talk back – this is their chance to help reverse…

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Katya Balen's October, October is a very special new addition to the shelf and deserves classic status - Times Children's Book of the Week…

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A captivating, powerful and luminous story from a bestselling, award-winning author about a mother, a daughter, and the great Greenland shark. With mesmerising black and yellow illustrations and presented as a deluxe hardback with tracing…

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Where can you find Methuselah, the oldest tree in the world? Why is the baobab's trunk so fat? Can trees really warn each other that something is about to eat them?Including a stunning central gatefold that opens out to reveal all 80 trees…

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Nicola Davies and Jenni Desmond's first collaboration: a spell-binding tour of Planet Earth and an important rallying cry.Where on Earth are you, right now? It’s late where I am and almost everyone’s asleep, but…

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Meet the mega human: colossal, clueless . . . and the biggest hope for life on earthThere are eight billion of us humans.All breathing, eating, fidgeting and thinking deep thoughts.It's an unimaginably large number. Or is it? The mega human…

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