More Book Gifts

9781101875759Richard Fortey‘s book about his four acres of Chiltern beechwood is just out in the U.S. This is a natural history in every sense, a kind of archeology of an ancient forest whose trees are barely a hundred years old. Sound paradoxical? Read on! “I believe that all organisms are as interesting as human beings, and certainly no less important than the observer.”the_moth_snowstorm_for_web_df271fb2-a6f7-4703-9f9a-23ea2dbb7f70_1024x1024I wrote about Michael McCarthy’s The Moth Snowstorm for Humans and Nature. Buy this book!
9780226395883Size of images snagged from the internet are not measure of a book! Peter Marren’s Rainbow Dust: Three Centuries of Butterfly Delight is a history of butterflies in Great Britain. By this we mean, of course, a history of humans and butterflies.

(What is with all these Brits writing about nature? There’s a strong elegiac tone in these works, as well as celebration, as well as inspiration to do god-damned better, mates!)

I just started reading Ted Sternberg’s Gotham Unbound: An Ecological History of Greater New York and it’s off to a very good start.

Are there books you’re recommending this year? Please add them to the comments section.

Did you notice that under “Tags” above the title, I have the category “books.” Clicking on this or any tag will bring up every post (uh, unless I forgot to add it!) about books I’ve written.

 

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And let us not forget that a man who encouraged thuggery as a campaigner now unleashes death and rape threats from his sociopathic supporters via twitter as a President-elect. Trump is an assault on democracy, decency, civility, and civilization. He will never be my President.

1 Response to “More Book Gifts”


  1. 1 Beverly Seaton December 11, 2016 at 3:47 pm

    Some internet place I ordered from sent me a free subscription to TIME. This morning my caregiver and I cut the magazine to pieces. Perfect bonding effort.


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