Cod, carp, eel, herring and salmon might seem an odd quintet, but these charismatic, story-rich species changed our nation.
The public is obsessed with the domestic bee, but most people don’t know how many different kinds of bee – with diverse and extraordinary capabilities – there are.
Science is only now revealing some of the last mysteries of migration.
Nate Blakeslee’s book is as much a report on the deep divisions within contemporary America as it is a tale about wolves.
The rich legacy of the American nature writer, tax dodger, moralist, activist . . . and pencil manufacturer.
Richard O Prum's book mimics the literary output of Charles Darwin.
Mark Cocker discovers the shocking damage caused by modern food production in Dead Zone: Where the Wild Things Were by Philip Lymbery
Madeleine Bunting’s account of her travels in the Hebrides reveals an often-overlooked history.
Britain’s best-loved seabird is vulnerable to global extinction.
Wearing a custom-built goat exoskeleton, sucking down worms like a badger – two new books describe extreme adventures in becoming beasts.