Book review

Australian spiders

Spiders are special

July 2018

Look after your spiders says Penny Woodward, the vast majority are harmless and all are beneficial.

The Art of Frugal Hedonism authors

Spend less, enjoy life more

February 2017

‘Frugal hedonism’ sounds like an oxymoron, which is exactly why Annie Raser-Rowland and Adam Grubb wrote this book.


The Herbalist's Bible

February 2015

What did people do for medicine in the 17th century? JUSTIN RUSSELL reviews a modern take on a Middle Ages herbal classic.

Books on shelf

Books for presents

December 2012

SIMON WEBSTER suggests some reading matter to stimulate the grey matter (and the plant matter, for that matter).

The Fertile Dozen - A beginner's reading list

June 2012

In order to understand the present and prepare for the future, it helps to understand the past.

When ELIOT COLEMAN was asked what books would be best to help someone understand what a biologically based agriculture is all about, he put together this collection, which he nicknamed “The Fertile Dozen.”