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The Resource The wood for the trees : one man's long view of nature, Richard Fortey

The wood for the trees : one man's long view of nature, Richard Fortey

Label
The wood for the trees : one man's long view of nature
Title
The wood for the trees
Title remainder
one man's long view of nature
Statement of responsibility
Richard Fortey
Title variation
wood for the trees
Title variation remainder
one mans long view of nature
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A few years ago, award-winning scientist Richard Fortey purchased four acres of woodland in the Chiltern Hills of Oxfordshire, England. The Wood for the Trees is the joyful, lyrical portrait of what he found there. With one chapter for each month, we move through the seasons: tree felling in January, moth hunting in June, finding golden mushrooms in September. Fortey, along with the occasional expert friend, investigates the forest top to bottom, discovering a new species and explaining the myriad connections that tie us to nature and nature to itself. His textured, evocative prose and gentle humor illuminate the epic story of a small forest. But he doesn't stop at mere observation. The Wood for the Trees uses the forest as a springboard back through time, full of rich and unexpected tales of the people, plants, and animals that once called the land home. With Fortey's help, we come to see a universe in miniature
Summary
The author traces a year in his four-acre woodland property in the Chiltern Hills of Oxfordshire, England, where he discovered a new species and explored the myriad connections in the natural world and how they reflect history and our role in the universe
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10543218
Cataloging source
PNX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fortey, Richard A
Dewey number
577.309425
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Old growth forests
  • Phenology
  • Chiltern Hills (England)
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
one man's long view of nature
Label
The wood for the trees : one man's long view of nature, Richard Fortey
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn964077822
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
xii, 304 pages
Isbn
9781101875759
Lccn
2015048791
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)964077822
Label
The wood for the trees : one man's long view of nature, Richard Fortey
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn964077822
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
xii, 304 pages
Isbn
9781101875759
Lccn
2015048791
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)964077822

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