Beechcombings: The narratives of trees
Random House, 30 nov 2011 - 304 pagine
In 1987, the greatest English storm for three centuries laid flat fifteen million trees across southern England and devastated a nation of tree-lovers. The storm marked a turning point in our perception of trees and a dawning realisation that they have lives of their own, beyond the roles and images we press on them.
In Beechcombings Richard Mabey traces the long history of the beech tree throughout Europe, writing about the bluebells, orchids, fungi, deer and badgers associated with them, the narratives we tell about trees and the images we make of them. It is an engrossing, exciting, poetical and profound book that will stimulate debate about man's relationship with nature and enchant the reader.
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An example of the interweaving of the personal and the factual. There is personal recollection, almost development as Mabey changes to appreciate the ‘naturalness’ of trees after acquiring a wood ... Leggi recensione completa