By Oliver Rackham
‘Trees are flora and fauna simply as deer or primroses are natural world. each one species has its personal schedule and its personal interactions with human actions …’
Written by way of certainly one of Britain’s best-known naturalists, Woodlands deals a desirable new perception into the timber of the British panorama that experience stuffed us with awe and proposal in the course of the centuries.
Looking at such assorted proof because the woods utilized in structures and ships, and the way wooded area has been portrayed in photos and images, Rackham lines British forest during the a while, from the evolution of wildwood, via man’s impact at the panorama, sleek forestry and its legacy, and up to date conservation efforts and their effects.
In his vigorous and punctiliously attractive kind, Rackham explores woodlands and their background, via names, surveys, mapping and criminal records, archaeology, pictures and artistic endeavors, therefore supplying an totally compelling perception into British woodlands and the way they've got come to form a countrywide obsession.
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