A naturalist's equivalent to the Dangerous Book for Boys, this book includes tips on everything from beachcombing, snorkelling and building your own hedgehog hotel, to tree climbing, natural foods and how to make traps for insects and mammals. This hands-on guide to enjoying nature is filled with practical advice on how to get involved with wildlife. Focusing mainly on Britain and northern Europe, it's packed with ideas for wildlife-watching and other activities in different habitats, including coast, mountains, heathland, garden, wetland, woodland and farmland.
Alongside the practical advice on bushcraft and survival are suggestions on how to get close to nature through activities such as mountain-biking and climbing.
Steve Backshall is a British naturalist, writer and television presenter. He has presented on Earth Pulse on the National Geographic Channel, as well as the popular BBC children's series Steve Backshall's Deadly 60 and The Really Wild Show,the primetime BBC series The One Show and the Expedition series, where he visited remote places such as Guyana, Alaska, St Kilda and Borneo. He is also the author of Venom and Steve Backshall's Deadly 60, the book that accompanied his TV series, and has written for the Rough Guide series.