White Owl, an imprint of Pen & Sword Books, publishes informative and entertaining titles by expert authors covering a wide variety of topics including healthy eating, lifestyle, well-being, photography, nature, and gardening. These #FridayReads selections are just a taste of White Owl’s fantastic selection of books!
The Wildlife Gardener
The Wildlife Gardner is a book which helps you to create wildlife habitats in your very own garden, and is very handily split into sections on shelter, food and water. Kate gives advice on the best nectar and pollen plants to grow, dos and don’ts of bird feeding and organic methods of pest control. There are also 10 step-by-step projects that will help encourage wildlife into your garden, such as: creating a bumblebee nester, making a green roof and building a hedgehog box. With step-by-step pictures to help you follow the instructions, these homely creations are all achievable in a weekend and are suitable for even the smallest gardens.
Also included is a mini field guide, which will help you to identify the birds and other creatures that you are likely to spot in your garden. Kate gives tips on particular species, explaining what to look out for and how to cater for specific birds, mammals, bees, butterflies, moths and pond life.
The Wildlife Gardener is a passionately written, practical book that is essential reading for those who would like to make homes for wildlife in their garden.
Villager Jim’s Garden Wildlife
Birds, bees, and a whole host of other flora and fauna that share Villager Jim’s garden in the tiny Peak District village of Foolow, are featured in this stunning book of photographs. Bobbin Robin is just one of the regular visitors to the garden; she and her friends have a huge social media audience, with tens of thousands of viewers. Open up the book to see the daily goings on of these wildlife friends in some of Jim’s very best pictures taken in this beautiful setting. They illustrate the close relationship Jim has formed with some of the regular wildlife visitors to his garden. His quirky captions capture the mood and spontaneous character of each individual shot and are an essential element of what makes Villager Jim’s pictures so special.
365 Ways to Feel Better
‘This is a fabulous book. So very well thought out, planned and executed and with a wonderful accessible yet respectful style. Buy yourself this book and sit down and devour it in the way that suits you best. Then buy a copy for someone else’ ~ Debra Jinks, co-author of Personal Consultancy: A Model for Integrating Counselling and Coaching
365 Ways to Feel Better offers simple but effective tools for each day of the year. Eve Menezes Cunningham integrates her background in coaching, counseling, yoga and other therapies to share practical tools for mind, body, heart and soul. With an overall aim of supporting people in feeling better in all areas of their lives, Eve encourages the reader to learn to trust in their own capacity to heal and feel better, with a playful approach to their self-care.
From goal setting to inner child work, chakras to beneficial yoga poses, breath practices to psychological tools, meditation techniques to aura cleansing, this book offers a taste of a comprehensive range of mind-body tools to help you boost your health and well-being yourself.
365 Ways to Feel Better is for anyone who wants to boost their well-being in a holistic, side-effect-free way. Self-help fans will enjoy it but also, complementary therapists, energy workers, yoga instructors, therapists and yogis, counselors, coaches and more.
Yearbook of Astronomy
Recognized by both amateurs and professionals alike as an indispensable guide to the night sky, the Yearbook of Astronomy is one of the longest-running series of books on astronomy and the night sky and one of the only reference books to be fully revised each year. Formerly edited by Patrick Moore, this iconic publication first appeared way back in 1962 (well over half-a-century ago) and continues to be, as it was then, the main popular astronomy annual for amateur astronomers.
Forthcoming editions will endeavor to maintain the popular style and familiarity of previous editions as well as offering its readers a new, invigorating and inspirational layout and presentation. The 2018 edition contains authoritative sky charts and detailed monthly sky notes that plot a clear path though the year’s lunar phases, eclipses, comets, meteor showers and minor planets as well as featuring a variety of articles covering a wide range of astronomy-related topics.
Articles for the 2018 edition include: Solar System Exploration in 2017 by Peter Rea; Astronomy in 2017 by Rod Hine; Anniversaries in 2018 by Neil Haggath; Supermassive Black Holes by David M Harland; Comets and How to Photograph Them by Damian Peach; Some Pioneering Lady Astronomers by Mike Frost; Double and Multiple Stars by John McCue; Modern Video Astronomy by Steve Wainwright; Is There Still a Place for Art in Astronomy? by David A Hardy; and much more. Bursting with up-to-the-minute information, this Yearbook of Astronomy 2018 is, as ever, essential reading for anyone fascinated by the night sky . . .