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    Wildwood: A Journey Through Trees (Hardback) By (author) Roger Deakin


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    DescriptionHere, 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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    A Journey Through Trees
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Roger Deakin
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 390
    Width: 160 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 38 mm
    Weight: 476 g
    ISBN 13: 9781416593621
    ISBN 10: 1416593624

    BIC E4L: SCP
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.3
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: WTL
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: WNP
    BISAC V2.8: TRV010000
    DC21: 508.3152
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: NAT034000
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Free Press
    Imprint name
    Free Press
    Publication date
    06 January 2009