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Title The wood for the trees : one man's long view of nature / Richard Fortey.
Author Fortey, Richard A.
Publication New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2016.
Description 1 online resource.
text file
Call # eBOOK
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents April -- May -- June -- July -- August -- September -- October -- November -- December -- January -- February -- March.
Summary From the author of Earth: An Intimate History, an exuberant "biography" of four acres of woodland, evoking a cosmos of living and inanimate things and imagining its millennia of existence 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. From the Hardcover edition.
Note Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on January 17, 2017).
Subject Old growth forests -- England -- Chiltern Hills.
Phenology -- England -- Chiltern Hills.
Chiltern Hills (England) -- History.
Old growth forests. (OCoLC)fst01045384
Phenology. (OCoLC)fst01060498
England -- Chiltern Hills. (OCoLC)fst01245253
HISTORY / Social History.
NATURE / Ecology.
NATURE / Ecosystems & Habitats / Wilderness.
SCIENCE / Environmental Science.
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Ecology.
Genre History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Electronic books.
Addl. Author OverDrive, Inc.
Related To Print version: Fortey, Richard A., author. Wood for the trees. First American edition. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2016 9781101875759 (DLC) 2015048791
ISBN 9781101875766 electronic book
1101875763 electronic book

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