The Earth: natural history general

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  • A Life On Our Planet

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    A Life On Our Planet

    I am 94. I’ve had an extraordinary life. It’s only now that I appreciate how extraordinary. As a young man, I felt I was out there in the wild, experiencing the untouched natural world – but it was an illusion. The tragedy of our time has been happening all around us, barely noticeable from day to day – the loss of our planet’s wild places, its biodiversity. I have been witness to this decline. ‘A Life on Our Planet’ is my witness statement, and my vision for the future. It is the story of how we came to make this, our greatest mistake – and how, if we act now, we can yet put it right. We have one final chance to create the perfect home for ourselves and restore the wonderful world we inherited.

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  • Life in Colour

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    Life in Colour

    Beauty is more than skin deep. In nature, colour is more than a source of beauty; it’s a form of vital communication. Depending on the situation, colour says different things – it can be an expression of power or seduction, warning or deceit – and it can even, occasionally, save your life. Accompanying a major new BBC series with David Attenborough, ‘Life in Colour’ explores the fascinating story of how colour works in the natural world.

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  • Turning the Boat For Home

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    Turning the Boat For Home

    For five decades Richard Mabey has been a pioneering voice in modern nature writing. From the rediscovery of foraging that led to Food for Free, through his groundbreaking expeditions in the ‘edgelands’ in the 1970s, to his reflections on the musicality of bird-song, he has consistently explored new ways of thinking about nature and its relation to our lives. In ‘Turning the Boat for Home’, he introduces pieces from his rich writing life that reflect on how his ideas evolved. At the heart is a passionate belief that Earth is a commonwealth, of all species. Mabey recalls the fight against the commercial afforestation of the Scottish peatlands and recounts the experience of running a ‘community woodland’, one of the first in Britain.

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