Wildwood: A Journey Through TreesHardback
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- Publisher: Hamish Hamilton Ltd
- Format: Hardback | 416 pages
- Dimensions: 160mm x 241mm x 37mm | 738g
- Publication date: 31 May 2007
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 0241141842
- ISBN 13: 9780241141847
- Illustrations note: Integrated Line Drawings
- Sales rank: 61,375
From the walnut tree at his Suffolk home, Roger Deakin embarks upon a quest that takes him through Britain, across Europe, to Central Asia and Australia, in search of what lies behind man's profound and enduring connection with wood and with trees. Meeting woodlanders of all kinds, he lives in shacks and cabins, builds hazel benders, and hunts bush-plums with aboriginal women. At once autobiography, history, a traveller's tale and a work of natural history, "Wildwood" is a lyrical and fiercely intimate evocation of the spirit of trees: in nature, in our souls, in our culture, and in our lives.
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A filmmaker and writer with a particular interest in nature and the environment, Roger Deakin was also the author of the highly acclaimed Waterlog. He lived in Suffolk, and died there in August 2006, aged 63.