Find your perfect holiday reading
The Ash and The Beech: The Drama of Woodland Change (Paperback)
  • The Ash and The Beech: The Drama of Woodland Change (Paperback)
zoom

The Ash and The Beech: The Drama of Woodland Change (Paperback)

(author)
£9.99
Paperback 304 Pages / Published: 06/06/2013
  • In stock online

Usually dispatched within 24 hours

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect
From ash die-back to the Great Storm of 1987 to Dutch elm disease, our much-loved woodlands seem to be under constant threat from a procession of natural challenges. Just when we need trees most, to help combat global warming and to provide places of retreat for us and our wildlife, they seem at greatest peril. But these dangers force us to reconsider the narrative we construct about trees and the roles we press on them. In this now classic book, Richard Mabey looks at how, for more than a thousand years, we have appropriated and humanised trees, turning them into arboreal pets, status symbols, expressions of fashionable beauty - anything rather than allow them lives of their own. And in the poetic and provocative style he has made his signature, Mabey argues that respecting trees' independence and ancient powers of survival may be the wisest response to their current crises. Originally published with the title Beechcombings, this updated edition includes a new foreword and afterword by the author.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099587231
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 213 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 19 mm
Edition: Revised edition


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Wonderfully subversive, far-reaching and unsentimental" * Observer *
"Richard Mabey is a man for all seasons, most regions and every kind of landscape" -- Andrew Motion * Financial Times *
"An elegant and heartfelt essay on mankind's changing relationship with trees" * Sunday Telegraph *
"A leaf-storm of philosophical musings, journeys of mind and body, reflections and anecdotes that imprint the tree on human culture" * Sunday Times *
"A terrific combination of both natural and intellectual history, informed by penetrating insight" * Independent *

You may also be interested in...

Life on Earth
Added to basket
The Hidden Life of Trees
Added to basket
The Living Mountain
Added to basket
£9.99   £8.49
Paperback
The Fens
Added to basket
£25.00   £20.00
Hardback
Adventures Of The Yorkshire Shepherdess
Added to basket
Expedition
Added to basket
£20.00   £15.99
Hardback
Butterflies
Added to basket
£5.99
Paperback
The Shepherd's Life
Added to basket
The Yorkshire Shepherdess
Added to basket
RSPB Pocket Guide to British Birds
Added to basket
SOS
Added to basket
SOS
£7.99   £5.99
Paperback
Somebody Swallowed Stanley
Added to basket
The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs
Added to basket
The Wood
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Wilding
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.