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Wood for the Trees : One Man's Long View of Nature (Reprint) (Paperback) (Richard Fortey)

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Award-winning scientist Richard Fortey, upon his retirement, purchased four acres of ancient woodland in the Chiltern Hills of Oxfordshire, England. The Wood for the Trees is the joyful, lyrical portrait of what he found there. Fortey leads us through the seasons over the course of a year, as he fells trees in winter, admires bluebells in spring, and hunts moths in June and mushrooms in September. Along the way he reconstructs the geology and history of the area, tracing the rich variety of plants, animals, and people who have shaped it, from Neolithic hunters to Tudor gentry to present-day Russian oligarchs. The result is evocative and illuminating: an exuberant biography of a small patch of land and the miraculous web of life that it sustains.

Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 304
Genre: Science, History
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Random House Inc
Author: Richard Fortey
Language: English
Street Date: November 14, 2017
TCIN: 52912701
UPC: 9781101911563
Item Number (DPCI): 248-49-3665
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