The Wood For The Trees

June 20, 2017|
The Wood For The Trees by Richard Fortey
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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.
Richard Fortey retired from his position as senior palaeontologist at the Natural History Museum in 2006. He is a well known TV presenter of nature series and the author of several bestselling books, including Fossils: A Key to the Past, The Hidden Landscape which won The Natural World Book of the Year in 1993, Life: An Unauthorised Bi...
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Title:The Wood For The TreesFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:320 pages, 7.8 X 5.08 X 0 inShipping dimensions:320 pages, 7.8 X 5.08 X 0 inPublished:June 20, 2017Publisher:HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERSLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0008104697

ISBN - 13:9780008104696

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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