These extraordinary books about nature, can bring you back to why we are here in the first place. Sometimes modern life gets in the way, that we forget that we are nature. You only have to look at native tribes to know that we are far away from nature, compared to them.
So sit yourself under a tree (or read a good book in a chair in the garden or by the fire), and prepare to be amazed, at writers who write about nature – better than anyone else.
- Turning the Boat for Home is the story of Richard Mabey’s 50 years as one of our best nature writers. These essays show Richard’s belief that our planet is for all species. In a celebration that links poet John Clare with political warnings of Rachel Carson, he suggests ‘the answer to the still-present threat of a silent spring, is for us to sing against the storm’.
- Our Place: Can We Save Britain’s Wildlife Before It’s Too Late? is a radical examination of what we may lose. Although the British love their countryside, it’s one of the least protected. Mark Cocker sets out from the flatlands of Norfolk to the tundra-expanse of Flow Country in northern Scotland, to map a future fit for billions of wildlife citizens.
- Wild About Britain is a collection of nature writings from Brian Jackman. An extended love letter to the British countryside with illustrations by Jonathan Truss, one of our leading wildlife artists. Meet barnacle geese on the salt marsh, star-gaze on Exmoor, visit wave-smashed rocks at Land’s End, eagles on the peninsula and the autumn rut in the New Forest. Visit ancient oaks, red kites and the oldest path.
- Journeys in Springtime is a masterpiece of nature writing, beginning in South Africa, to watch swallows before they travel to Europe. Spring moves north at the speed of swallow flight, as we follow migrants in Chad and Ethiopia, and across the Sahara. Storks venture Straights of Gibraltar, honey buzzards dodge Sicilian hunters and tiny birds find haven on the curious island of Heligoland. Tim’s journey ends on the shores of the Arctic Ocean in Scandinavia.