Get Out of the House

As winter turns to spring, and spring turns to summer, here's a selection of books to inspire you to put that blasted book down and go out and look at stuff instead.

The Wavewatcher’s Companion

Gavin Pretor-Pinney

From the publisher:

A humorous, original guide to the waves that surround us and through which we experience the world, by the bestselling author of The Cloudspotter’s Guide.

The Wild Places

Robert Macfarlane

From the publisher:

Explores our ideas of the wild. This book also tells the story of a friendship, and of a loss. It mixes history, memory and landscape in a strange and beautiful evocation of ...

The Natural History of Selborne

Gilbert White, edited by Anne Secord

From the publisher:

The Natural History of Selborne (1789)is written as a series of letters, which describe with wit and precision the flora and fauna White observes in his Hampshire parish. A ...

Herbaceous

Paul Evans, illustrated by Kurt Jackson

From the publisher:

Climate change is eroding the familiar pattern of the seasons, so we turn instinctively to the life cycle of herbaceous plants to guide us through the year. Herbaceous is a ...