For the last six years of his life, Roger Deakin kept notebooks in which he wrote his daily thoughts, impressions, feelings and observations about and around his home, Walnut Tree Farm. This title collects his writings, capturing his restless curiosity about nature and his impressions of our changing world.
Rich and strange from the tip of its title to its deep-sunk bones' Robert Macfarlane
From the author of Leviathan, or, The Whale, comes a composite portrait of the subtle, beautiful, inspired and demented ways in which we have come to terms with our watery planet.
From the jungle of the Congo or the majestic Himalayas to the densely populated wilds of Europe or the comparatively isolated Australasia, Seven Worlds, One Planet explores the natural wonders that give each of our continents its distinct character.
Escaping to Planet B to avoid environmental catastrophe is pure fantasy. This book is for anyone who yearns for a realistic alternative to the destructive path the world is on at the moment, and wants practical advice on how they can make things better.
Litter on our streets, plastics in our seas, overflowing landfill, fatbergs...Expert environmental campaigner Martin Dorey looks at what we recycle, what we bin, what we take to the tip - plastics, food, clothing, electricals and furniture - where it goes and what it really does to our planet.
This rich anthology brings together poetry and prose in celebration of birds, records their behaviour, flight, song and migration, across the seasons and in different habitats - and our own interaction with them. Perfect for bird-lovers and anyone who has taken comfort or joy in a bird in flight.
A beautiful, inspirational read, this is a fresh addition to the increasingly popular nature writing canon. A lyrical exploration our relationship with birds. The book won the readers' vote for the Nike award 2017, Poland's most prestigious literary prize. A must read for fans of Robert MacFarlane, Roger Deaken and Helen MacDonald.
THE PERFECT STOCKING FILLER FOR NATURE LOVERS
'To see a hare sit still as stone, to watch a hare boxing on a frosty March morning, to witness a hare bolt . They are arrogant, as in Aesop's The Hare and the Tortoise, and absurd, as in Lewis Carroll's Mad March Hare.
Abate identifies the common vulnerabilities of the voiceless - future generations, wildlife, and natural resources - and demonstrates how the law can evolve to protect their interests more effectively. This book will appeal to anyone interested in how the law can mitigate the effects of climate change on those who stand to lose the most.
For half a century, statisticians, pundits and politicians have warned that population growth is spiraling out of control, threatening to overwhelm the earth's resources. They are wrong. Empty Planet shows why exactly the opposite will soon be upon us.
I hope it is widely read and acted on'
Jane Goodall, PhD, DBE, Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace
The Future We Choose is a passionate call to arms, written by former UN Secretary for Climate Christiana Figures and Tom Rivett-Carnac, her UN political strategist.
Bringing together the testimony of over 80 visionaries--from religious leaders to scientists to elected officials--this book encourages a newly discovered, or rediscovered, commitment to consensus about our ethical obligation to the future and why it's wrong to wreck the world.
Graham Harvey explores current and past animistic beliefs and practices of Native Americans, Maori, Aboriginal Australians, and eco-pagans. He considers the varieties of animism found in these cultures as well as their shared desire to live respectfully within larger natural communities.
Rainforests are key to the health of our world - they maintain the water and air cycles, store carbon, and have yielded countless numbers of medical drugs. We have already destroyed half their area. We need urgently to save the half that's left. This book explains why - and how.
100 short runs - ranging from 1 to 10 miles - ideal for beginners and experienced runners alike and travelling through beautiful countryside of all kinds, from ancient woodland and meadows studded with wildflowers to rugged headlands with uninterrupted views of the sea.
These dispatches from the wind and salt-blown islands at 62 degrees north offer delicious escapism. A beautiful evocation of landscape and nature, it is, above all, a portrait of a community which maintains a deep connection with its past.
Thea Slocombe is tired of having to entertain Drew's children, so she accepts a commission to watch over a house in Barnsley. However, her return to house-sitting is far from relaxing as on her first night she finds a fugitive woman hiding among some bushes...