Below is a list of books which I have found invaluable in my natural/cultural explorations. The linked titles will take you to the Green Shopping site where you can buy on line. The green shopping site is run by Permaculture Magazine and as well a being an ethically based enterprise it has a great range of books and equipment. (They’re not paying me I’d just rather your money went there than to some Global corporation like Amazon).
Plant and Fungi Guides and Identification
Very comprehensive guide to flowering plants in Britain and Ireland
This pioneering book takes gardening, conservation and ecology into a new dimension.
The classic and best guide to fungi and mushrooms of Britain.
Ten Speed Press, 2005
Not so much a guide to mushrooms as a manifesto for mycelium – a fascinating book by a dedicated mycophile.
Food for Free by Richard Mabey
My first introduction to wild foods, The classic guide to foraging first published in 1972 and still in print
The Living Landscape – How To Read It & Understand It by Patrick Whitefield
Permanent Publications, 2009
A great and comprehensive book by a one of Britain’s leading Permaculture practitioners.