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Collins Nature Library

Author
Jacquetta Hawkes, Introduction by Robert Macfarlane
Format
Hardback

Regular price RRP £20.00 In stock special offer

Description

The Collins Nature Library is a new series of classic British nature writing – reissues of long-lost seminal works. The titles have been chosen by one of Britain’s best known and highly-acclaimed nature writers, Robert Macfarlane, who has also written new introductions that put these classics into a...Read more

Publication Date
07-06-2012
ISBN
978-0-00-745746-5
Pages
320

Reviews

”'There is a weird beauty in this prophetic book. Information it provides, curious facts, agreeable stories, passages of literary power, and many excellent digressions and asides. But all these would just compose a learned and a clever book. A Land is something more than just that: it is written with a passion of love and hate.”Observer
”'Written with vision, with passion and with style. Her book helps us to understand both the land on which we live and the life we live on it. An exposition of two rather specialized sciences is made a moving and imaginative experience.”Times Literary Supplement
”'Feeling and imagination, allied with the scientist’s grasp of material reality, have enable the author to write a powerful and distinguished book that is also a piece of fine literature.”Birmingham Mail
”'The naturalist and the poet combine in the perfecting of the pictures which draw is unto the writer’s reveries.”The Times