Feral: Rewilding the Land, Sea and Human Life (Paperback)
  • Feral: Rewilding the Land, Sea and Human Life (Paperback)

Feral: Rewilding the Land, Sea and Human Life (Paperback)

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Paperback 336 Pages / Published: 05/06/2014
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Nothing less than a manifesto for the future of the planet, Monbiot’s radical entreaty to repair and rewild our damaged ecosystem sets forth a bold, persuasive course for humanity’s salvation.

'Captivating. Will change the way you think about the natural world, and your place in it' - Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

In Feral, George Monbiot, one of the world's most celebrated radical thinkers offers a riveting tale of possibility and travel in the wild

How many of us sometimes feel that we are scratching at the walls of this life, seeking to find our way into a wider space beyond? That our mild, polite existence sometimes seems to crush the breath out of us?

Feral is the lyrical and gripping story of George Monbiot's efforts to re-engage with nature and discover a new way of living. He shows how, by restoring and rewilding our damaged ecosystems on land and at sea, we can bring wonder back into our lives. Making use of some remarkable scientific discoveries, Feral lays out a new, positive environmentalism, in which nature is allowed to find its own way.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780141975580
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 247 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 19 mm


'George Monbiot is always original - both in the intelligence of his opinions and the depth and rigour of his research. In this unusual book he presents a persuasive argument for a new future for the planet, one in which we consciously progress from just conserving nature to actively rebuilding it' - Brian Eno

'A Book of Revelations for our times' - Farley Mowat

'Feral has really opened my mind to the history and possibilities of our landscape. It reflects a very real need in us all right now to be released from our claustrophobic monoculture and sense of powerlessness. To break the straight lines into endless branches. To free our land from its absent administrators. To rewild both the landscape and ourselves. It is the most positive and daring environmental book I have read. In order to change our world you have to be able to see a better one. I think George has done that' - Thom Yorke

'Part personal journal, part rigorous (and riveting) natural history, but above all unbridled vision for a less cowed, more self-willed planet, this is a book that will change the way you think about the natural world, and your place in it. Big, bold and beautifully written, his vision of a rewilded world is, well, truly captivating' - Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

'It could not be more rigorously researched, more elegantly delivered, or more timely. We need such big thinking for our own sakes and those of our children. Bring on the wolves and whales, I say, and, in the words of Maurice Sendak, let the wild rumpus start' - Philip Hoare, The Sunday Telegraph

'This is prose style as auditory experience; what majesty the eye notes in the landscape is echoed in the vocabulary. ... This is nature writing prepared to go off at a tangent when it needs to, prepared to explore the byways of our passions. Yes, there is a wildness here and it's a welcome one' - Independent

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“A wake up call of a book”

George Monbiot's Feral is a persuasive argument for a radical rethink on conservation and ultimately the current health of the natural world , his points on agricultural policy's effect on the landscape are... More

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“Inspiring, enchanting and informative.”

This book is not only about the landscape, but about who we have become in our relationship with it. It has changed my perspective on our fauna, flora and wildlife, and inspired me to spend more time appreciating our... More

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