Nature & the natural world: general interest

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  • Beastly

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    Beastly

    Animals have shaped our lives, our land, our civilisation, and they will shape our future. Yet as our impact on the world and the animals we share it with increases, there has never been a greater urgency to understand this foundational relationship. ‘Beastly’ is the 40,000-year story of animals and humans as it has never been captured before, seen eye-to-eye and claw-to-hand through those humans who have stepped into the myriad worlds of our animal relatives. Our relationship with animals has always been paradoxical, but the greatest paradox may yet be this: diversity of life can heal ecosystems. Animals – if given the chance – could save us.

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  • Cairn

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    Cairn

    Cairn: A marker on open land, a memorial, a viewpoint shared by strangers. For the last five years poet and author Kathleen Jamie has been turning her attention to a new form of writing: micro-essays, prose poems, notes and fragments. Placed together, like the stones of a wayside cairn, they mark a changing psychic and physical landscape. The virtuosity of these short pieces is both subtle and deceptive. Jamie’s intent ‘noticing’ of the natural world is suffused with a clear-eyed awareness of all we endanger. She considers the future her children face, while recalling her own childhood and notes the lost innocence in the way we respond to the dramas of nature. With meticulous care she marks the point she has reached, in life and within the cascading crises of our times. ‘Cairn’ resonates with a beauty and wisdom that only an artist of Jamie’s calibre could achieve.

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  • England’s Green

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    England’s Green

    An exploration of how environmental concerns have shaped and reflected English national identity since the 1960s.

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  • Shooting an elephant

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    Shooting an elephant

    ‘Shooting an Elephant’ is Orwell’s searing and painfully honest account of his experience as a police officer in imperial Burma; killing an escaped elephant in front of a crowd ‘solely to avoid looking a fool’.

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  • The cove

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    The cove

    For over five decades Beth Lynch has been drawn back, over and again, to a rocky spot on the North Cornwall coast. Her earliest memories of the cove are bound up with idyllic family holidays; as she grows older, however, her sense of connection with the place grows deeper and more complicated. This slippery interface of land and sea – a place of sheer edges and ledges, strange rock formations and eroding, tumbling slate becomes her place of safety from childhood anxiety and school bullying. Around the time of her parents’ deaths, uncanny things start to happen in and around the cove and Lynch is left wondering how well she really knows this place that draws her so ineluctably. Is it the cove, or is it her? What secrets does the cove have to share? Is she safer staying away?

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  • The flitting

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    The flitting

    In March 2020, Ben Masters’ father was diagnosed with terminal cancer. He was never happier than when outdoors, and spent his free time chasing butterflies. Despite his attempts to share this passion with his son, Ben was resistant. But as his father spent his final months confined to the house, unable for the first summer of his life to follow the butterfly cycle, Ben became his connection to the outside world. Blending memoir with nature writing, literary biography and pop-cultural history, this is an absorbing account of loss and grief and how moments of trauma can trigger poignant transformations.

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  • The Wildlife Year

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    The Wildlife Year

    A holistic approach to noticing nature (physical, mental, emotional, spiritual) from a best-selling author on native wildlife.

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  • What an owl knows

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    What an owl knows

    Take flight with the secret life of owls.

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