The Nature of Autumn - Seasons 1 (Paperback)Jim Crumley (author)
Charting the enchanting colours of autumn alongside its more melancholy and meditative aspects, the first installment of Crumley’s seasonal quartet is a radical, poetic departure for nature writing and a seminal volume in depictions of the natural world.
In autumn nature stages some of its most enchantingly beautiful displays; yet it's also a period for reflection - melancholy, even - as the days shorten and winter's chill approaches. Charting the colourful progression from September through October and November, Jim Crumley tells the story of how unfolding autumn affects the wildlife and landscapes of his beloved countryside. Along the way, Jim experiences the deer rut, finds phenomenal redwood trees in the most unexpected of places, and contemplates climate change, the death of his father, and his own love of nature. He paints an intimate and deeply personal portrait of a moody and majestic season.
Number of pages: 224
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm
"A delightful meditation." - Stephen Moss, The Guardian
"Breathtaking...this magical pilgrimage visits enchanting and hidden places...with characteristic moments of close observation, immersion and poetry Crumley witnesses the melancholic textures and haunting transformations of this most beautiful season. This nature book is a delight." - Miriam Darlington, BBC Wildlife
"Crumley always manages to combine an extraordinary depth of...knowledge with vivid warm writing and a clear love of what he is writing about....crumley is one of an endangered species - the real naturalists. Enchanting." - Sara Maitland, BBC Countryfile
"A cornucopia of autumnal delight." - Polly Pullar, The Scots Magazine
"A book that quietly celebrates life, at the very moment life is most quietly celebrating itself." - Brian Morton, Herald
"A love song to earth's reviver and replenisher." - Dundee Courier
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