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Wood for the Trees, The: The Long View of Nature from a Small Wood
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WOOD FOR THE TREES, THE: THE LONG VIEW OF NATURE FROM A SMALL WOOD

PAPERBACK BY FORTEY, RICHARD A.

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ISBN
9780008104696
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WILLIAM COLLINS
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HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
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FORMAT
PAPERBACK
PAGES
320 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
04 MAY 2017

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From one of our greatest science writers, this biography of a beech-and-bluebell wood through diverse moods and changing seasons combines stunning natural history with the ancient history of the countryside to tell the full story of the British landscape. Guided by his abiding love of nature and a lifetime of scientific expertise, Richard Fortey takes us on a journey through ecosystems and time. The Wood for the Trees is the story of humankind meeting nature, an homage to the mesmerising interactions between flora, fauna and fungi. Discover the lives of animals and plants; the passage of seasons; visits by fellow enthusiasts; the play of light between branches; the influence of geology; and how woodland has shaped history, architecture, and industry. On every page Fortey shows how an intimate study of one small wood can reveal so much about the natural world, and demonstrates his relish for the incomparable pleasures of discovery.