How to See Nature

How to See Nature

Hardback (04 Oct 2018) | English

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Synopsis

A beautifully lyrical collection of essays on the natural world in Britain by the Guardian's country diary writer Paul Evans.

With a title taken from the 1940 Batsford book, this is nature writing for the modern reader. It is a book both for those that live in the country and those that don't, but experience nature every day through brownfield edge lands, transport corridors, urban greenspace, industrialised agriculture and fragments of ancient countryside. Evans weaves historical, cultural and literary references into his writing, ranging from TS Eliot to Bridget Riley, from Hieronymus Bosch to Napoleon.

The essays include the The Weedling Wild, on the wildlife of the wasteland: ragwort, rosebay willowherb, giant hogweed and the cinnabar moth; Gardens of Light, about the creatures to be found under moonlight: pipistrelle bats, lacewings and orb-weaver spider; The Flow, with tales from the riverbank, estuaries and seas, including kingfisher, minnow, otter and heron. The Commons looks at meadowland with a human footprint, with the Adonis blue butterfly, horseshoe vetch, skylark, black knapweed and the six-belted clearwing moth. Other chapters look at the wildlife returned to Britain, such as wild boar and polecats, and finds nature in and around landscapes as varied as a domestic garden or a wild moor. The book ends with an alphabetical bestiary, an idiosyncratic selection of British wildlife based on the author's personal encounters.

About the Publisher

Batsford

Batsford

Pavilion Books is a thriving independent London-based publisher specialising in illustrated books and digital content for the UK and all international markets. We publish around 200 books a year under our range of established imprints Batsford, Conway, Collins & Brown, National Trust, Pavilion, Pavilion Children’s, Portico, Robson and Salamander. Our high-profile authors include Oz Clarke, James May and Bruce Parry, and we specialise in managing brand-led publishing programmes with large organisations such as Good Housekeeping and The National Trust. At the core of our business are specialist lists such as wine, naval history, craft, cookery and textile art.

Book information

ISBN: 9781849944939
Publisher: Pavilion Books
Imprint: Batsford
Pub date:
DEWEY: 508.41
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 175
Weight: 468g
Height: 143mm
Width: 221mm
Spine width: 19mm