Wildwood: A Journey Through Trees - Roger Deakin Reviews
Description:ISBN 0241141842 / Genre: Science / Nature / Author: Roger Deakin / Hardcover / 416 Pages / Book is published 2007-05-31 by Hamish Hamilton Ltd / From the walnut tree at his Suffolk city home, Roger Deakin embarks upon a quest that takes him through Britain, across Europe, to ... more
Wildwood: A Journey Through Trees - Roger Deakin ... Central Asia and Australia in search of what lies behind man's profound and enduring connection with wood and with trees. Meeting woodlanders of all kinds, he lives in shacks and cabins, builds hazel benders, and hunts bush-plums with aboriginal women. At once autobiography, history, a traveller's tale and a work of natural history, Wildwood is a lyrical and fiercely intimate evocation of the spirit of trees: in nature, in our souls, in our culture, and in our lives.
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