Fen, Bog and Swamp: A Short History of Peatland Destruction and its Role in the Climate Crisis (Paperback)Annie Proulx (author)
In this urgent and compelling history of peatland destruction, the renowned novelist shines an urgent light on why fens, bogs and swamps are just as vital to the welfare of our planet as healthy forests and oceans.
Fens, bogs, swamps and marine estuaries are the earth's most desirable and dependable resources. Here, Pulitzer Prize winner Annie Proulx brings her witness and research to the vitally important role they play in preserving the environment, and their systemic destruction in the pursuit of profit.
Travelling from the fens of sixteenth-century England to America's Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, Fen, Bog and Swamp is both a revelatory history and an urgent plea for wetland reclamation, from one of our greatest prose stylists.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 190 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 16 mm
'Proulx wants us to see the loss of wetlands - and to appreciate the beauty in these swampy and often stinking places. Boy, does she succeed. The prose is just magnificent, bringing to life hitherto overlooked habitats.' - The Guardian
'Proulx's book is truly peat-ish: layered, learned, feisty, wildly discursive, and most certainly "undulating, dreaming [and] philosophising."' - Richard Mabey, The Telegraph
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