Still Water

Still Water The Deep Life of the Pond

Hardback (14 Mar 2019)

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Synopsis

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BEST BOOKS FOR NATURE LOVERS 2019 - Daily Mail

BEST NATURE BOOKS OF THE YEAR, 2019 - The Times and Irish Independent

'A beautifully written celebration of one of the natural world's most fertile founts of biodiversity and artistic inspiration ... A call to arms.' - The Times

The Pond. Nothing in the countryside is more humble or more valuable. It's the moorhen's reedy home, the frog's ancient breeding place, the kill zone of the beautiful dragonfly. More than a hundred rare and threatened fauna and flora depend on it.

Written in gorgeous prose, Still Water tells the seasonal story of the wild animals and plants that live in and around the pond, from the mayfly larvae in the mud to the patrolling bats in the night sky above. It reflects an era before the water was polluted with chemicals and the land built on for housing, a time when ponds shone everywhere like eyes in the land, sustaining life for all, from fish to carthorse.

Still Water is a loving biography of the pond, and an alarm call on behalf of this precious but overlooked habitat. Above all, John Lewis-Stempel takes us on a remarkable journey - deep, deep down into the nature of still water.

About the Publisher

Doubleday

Doubleday

Doubleday is an imprint of Transworld Publishers and publishes bestselling authors such as Bill Bryson, Joanne Harris, Terry Pratchett and Kate Atkinson in hardback.

Book information

ISBN: 9780857524577
Publisher: Transworld
Imprint: Doubleday
Pub date:
DEWEY: 551.482
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 291
Weight: 416g
Height: 146mm
Width: 223mm
Spine width: 35mm