To see accurate pricing, please choose your delivery country.
United States
All Shops

British Wildlife

8 issues per year 84 pages per issue Subscription only

British Wildlife is the leading natural history magazine in the UK, providing essential reading for both enthusiast and professional naturalists and wildlife conservationists. Published eight times a year, British Wildlife bridges the gap between popular writing and scientific literature through a combination of long-form articles, regular columns and reports, book reviews and letters.

Subscriptions from £33 per year

Conservation Land Management

4 issues per year 44 pages per issue Subscription only

Conservation Land Management (CLM) is a quarterly magazine that is widely regarded as essential reading for all who are involved in land management for nature conservation, across the British Isles. CLM includes long-form articles, events listings, publication reviews, new product information and updates, reports of conferences and letters.

Subscriptions from £26 per year
Good Reads  Earth System Sciences  Atmosphere  Climatology

Wind: Nature and Culture

Popular Science
By: Louise M Pryke(Author)
231 pages, 88 colour & 16 b/w photos and illustrations
Publisher: Reaktion Books
Wind: Nature and Culture
Click to have a closer look
  • Wind: Nature and Culture ISBN: 9781789147209 Paperback Jun 2023 Not in stock: Usually dispatched within 6 days
Price: £16.95
About this book Customer reviews Biography Related titles

About this book

By turns creative and destructive, wind spreads seeds, fills sails and disperses the energy of the sun. Worshipped since antiquity, wind has moulded planets, decided the outcome of innumerable battles and shaped the evolution of humans and animals – yet it remains intangible and unpredictable.

In this book, Louise M. Pryke explores the science behind wind, as well as how it has been imagined and portrayed in myth, religion, art and literature since ancient times. Its formative effect on the Earth's environment is reflected in its prominent role in myths and religions of antiquity. In the modern day, wind has inspired ground-breaking scientific innovations, and appeared in artistic works as diverse as the art of Van Gogh, the poetry of Keats and the blockbuster film Twister.

Customer Reviews


Louise M. Pryke is an Honorary Associate and Lecturer at the University of Sydney. She is the author of Scorpion (Reaktion, 2016), Ishtar (2017) and Gilgamesh (2019).

Popular Science
By: Louise M Pryke(Author)
231 pages, 88 colour & 16 b/w photos and illustrations
Publisher: Reaktion Books
Media reviews

"I really liked this, the cultural history of wind is a wide-ranging subject that Pryke has managed to condense into this fascinating book. The prose feels authoritative without reading like an academic book. It is really nicely produced with high-quality pictures making it a fine addition to the Earth series of books."
Half-Man, Half-Book

"Plenty of stimulating tidbits."
Publishers Weekly

Current promotions
Field Guide SaleNHBS Moth TrapNew and Forthcoming BooksBuyers Guides