9781416595328-1416595325-Wildwood: A Journey Through Trees

Wildwood: A Journey Through Trees

ISBN-13: 9781416595328
ISBN-10: 1416595325
Author: Deakin, Roger
Publication date: 2010
Publisher: Free Press
Format: Paperback 416 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781416595328
ISBN-10: 1416595325
Author: Deakin, Roger
Publication date: 2010
Publisher: Free Press
Format: Paperback 416 pages

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Acknowledged authors Deakin, Roger wrote Wildwood: A Journey Through Trees comprising 416 pages back in 2010. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1416595325 and 9781416595328. Since then Wildwood: A Journey Through Trees textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 6.83 or rent at the marketplace.

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Here, published for the first time in the United States, is the last book by Roger Deakin, famed British nature writer and icon of the environmentalist movement. In Deakin's glorious meditation on wood, the "fifth element" - as it exists in nature, in our culture, and in our souls - the reader accompanies Deakin through the woods of Britain, Europe, Kazakhstan, and Australia in search of what lies behind man's profound and enduring connection with trees. Deakin lives in forest shacks, goes "coppicing" in Suffolk, swims beneath the walnut trees of the Haut-Languedoc, and hunts bushplums with Aboriginal women in the outback. Along the way, he ferrets out the mysteries of woods, detailing the life stories of the timber beams composing his Elizabethan house and searching for the origin of the apple. As the world's forests are whittled away, Deakin's sparkling prose evokes woodlands anarchic with life, rendering each tree as an individual, living being. At once a traveler's tale and a splendid work of natural history, Wildwood reveals, amid the world's marvelous diversity, that which is universal in human experience.

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