Beechcombings The Narratives of Trees

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In 1987, the greatest English storm for three centuries laid flat fifteen million trees across southern England and devastated a nation of tree-lovers. The storm marked a turning point in our perception of trees and a dawning realisation that they have lives of their own, beyond the roles and images we press on them.

In Beechcombings Richard Mabey traces the long history of the beech tree throughout Europe, writing about the bluebells, orchids, fungi, deer and badgers associated with them, the narratives we tell about trees and the images we make of them. It is an engrossing, exciting, poetical and profound book that will stimulate debate about man's relationship with nature and enchant the reader.

Book information

ISBN: 9781844139200
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Vintage Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 583.46
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 289
Weight: 239g
Height: 198mm
Width: 129mm
Spine width: 20mm