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Author Fortey, Richard A., author.

Title The wood for the trees : one man's long view of nature / Richard Fortey.

Publication Info. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2016.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    577.3 FOR    Available
 PAS Lamanda Park Branch Non-Fiction    577.3 FOR    Available
 PAS Linda Vista Branch Non-Fiction    577.3 FOR    Available
Edition First United States edition.
Description xii, 304 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-294) and index.
Contents April -- May -- June -- July -- August -- September -- October -- November -- December -- January -- February -- March.
Summary A few years ago, award-winning scientist Richard Fortey purchased four acres of woodland in the Chiltern Hills of Oxfordshire, England. The Wood for the Trees is the joyful, lyrical portrait of what he found there.With one chapter for each month, we move through the seasons: tree felling in January, moth hunting in June, finding golden mushrooms in September. Fortey, along with the occasional expert friend, investigates the forest top to bottom, discovering a new species and explaining the myriad connections that tie us to nature and nature to itself. His textured, evocative prose and gentle humor illuminate the epic story of a small forest. But he doesn't stop at mere observation. The Wood for the Trees uses the forest as a springboard back through time, full of rich and unexpected tales of the people, plants, and animals that once called the land home. With Fortey's help, we come to see a universe in miniature.
Subject Old growth forests -- England -- Chiltern Hills.
Phenology -- England -- Chiltern Hills.
Chiltern Hills (England) -- History.
ISBN 9781101875759 (hardcover)
1101875755 (hardcover)

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