Wildwood: A Journey Through Trees

Wildwood: A Journey Through Trees

by Roger Deakin

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ISBN-13: 9781416595328
Publisher: Free Press
Publication date: 12/01/2010
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 1,284,497
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Roger Deakin, who died in August 2006 shortly after completing the manuscript of Wildwood, was a writer and film maker with a particular interest in nature and the environment. He lived for many years in Suffolk, where he swam regularly in his moat, in the River Waveney and in the sea, in between travelling widely through the wildwood landscapes he writes about in this book. Waterlog, the predecessor to Wildwood, recounts his swimming adventures and has been hailed as a classic of nature writing.

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Wildwood: A Journey Through Trees 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
lisaeden on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Deakin was a rare talent who made the commonplace magical and powerful. Although the book focuses on the beauty and importance of woodlands and trees, he is really bringing alive the British countryside, but never strays into sentimentality. This is a book i return to every year, and recommending to others as a must read.
Paul_Beattie on LibraryThing 8 months ago
I bought three copies of this for Christmas for people who I know would not only appreciate it, but needed to have it in their lives. You do not need to be a committed environmentalist to love this book; all the same, it will open your eyes to nature, both home and away. I couldn't recommend this book highly enough. It is truely a shame that Deakin is not alive to write more of this work; as a reflection of the English pastoral tradition of writing, there are few to compare.