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Field Notes From The Edge by Paul Evans Published by Rider Books #newbook #naturewriting

Field Notes From The Edge by Paul Evans Published by Rider Books #newbook #naturewriting | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it

 

 

 


















Web page Paul Evans 

http://www.paulevanswenlockedge.com/#!field-notes-from-the-edge-/c1bm7


Reviewed Financial Times 

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"Field Notes' magic lies partly in the sheer quality of the prose, partly in Evans' ability to loop together disparate threads in a way that feels both natural and carefully patterned: images an words recur, subtle altered each time, layering meaning upon meaning so that each chapter become rich with significance. It makes for a profound satisfying read".

By Melissa Harrison author of 'At Hawthorn Time' (Bloomsbury) @M_Z_Harrison


Journeys Through Britain’s Secret Wilderness

Published by Rider June 4th 2015 Buy book 

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http://bookshop.theguardian.com/catalog/product/view/id/297615/


 

For review copies, author interviews or more  information please contact Sarah Bennie: sbennie@randomhouse.co.uk |0207 840 8755  

 

‘The best account I know of how it goes with our wilds’                                 Tim Dee author of Four Fields                         

 

‘The best of the best writers on nature’                                                

John Vidal The Guardian Environment Editor  

 

In ‘Field Notes From The Edge’, one of Britain’s foremost nature writers takes us on a journey through Britain’s hidden wilderness. Here, celebrated naturalist Paul Evans explores the gaps between one place, one state of mind, one truth and another.  This beautifully written book is a work of dark wonder, capturing our changing world and treading the narrow way between our love of Nature and fear of it.  From Shropshire’s Wenlock Edge, which he knows so well, Paul Evans looks at other kinds of ‘edge’ and the wild lives that inhabit them in ruins, strandlines, caves, heaths, islands, marshes, swarms, even bodies. From ice-age caves to ancient hedgerows, this is a celebration of things lost, overlooked or hiding in plain sight. 

 

 ‘...the first indisputable classic of twenty-first century nature-writing…’       Jim Perrin Nature writer & biographer author of West 

 

Best known as an author of The Guardian’s Country Diary column, Paul Evans is a naturalist, university lecturer, broadcaster of natural-history documentaries and award-winning dramas for Radio 4, and performance poet. He’s already acclaimed as one of Britain’s leading nature writers – the ‘John Clare of his generation’.  

 

'wonderfully original book...Evans has a superb eye, a fine ear for all kinds of speech, a love of droll reality and a lyrical sense of all life.

It is a Joy'  

Richard Kerridge Ecocritic and author of Cold Blood  

 

He writes for publications including BBC Wildlife, Geographical, The National Trust Magazine andCountry Living; and his work appears in many anthologies. In his time he has also been a grave digger, managed gardens for the National Trust,worked for Percy Thrower, been commissioned by a billionaire to collect samples of all the plants in eastern North America, fronted a Punk band and looked after botanical gardens in New York.  He has had his poetry set to music by an American folk group and even been the subject of an MA at a Belgian university. He lives with his family in Much Wenlock, Shropshire where he was born.      

 

'He made the hairs on the back of my neck stand on end with his mastery of other unseen moments of life on earth, making 'the ginger streak' of a dormouse flash into focus or pulling me back into prehistory to dream with cave people'. 

Maggie Gee author of The White Family 

 

Fields  ‘Stunning, thoughtful and closely observed…the sort of writing that compels you to go outdoors and re-experience the world’                                          

Gerard Woodward author of I’ll Go to Bed at Noon  

 

For review copies, author interviews or more  information please contact Sarah Bennie: sbennie@randomhouse.co.uk |0207 840 8755  

 

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Climate change 'most existential crisis civilisation has known', says DiCaprio

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Backstage at the Academy Awards, the winner of the best actor Oscar explanded on his impassioned acceptance speech
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Africa’s forests 'threatened by palm oil rush'

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Greenpeace France warns that tropical forests could be lost to a palm oil bonanza that has already razed millions of hectares of south-east Asia

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Petition: Restrict the use of fireworks to reduce stress and fear in animals and pets

Petition: Restrict the use of fireworks to reduce stress and fear in animals and pets | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it

Fireworks now occur at all times of the day and evening for many weeks during the autumn and winter. Pet and animal owners struggle to keep their companion animals safe during this extended period.

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The gothic charm of cormorants by Paul Evans

The gothic charm of cormorants by Paul Evans | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
Country Diary: Wenlock Edge In recent years these diving fish-hunters have become ubiquitous in freshwater lakes and rivers
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Iberian lynx beats extinction as cats are released to the wild

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A reintroduction programme is boosting one of the world's most endangered cat species. Campaigners also hope to return its cousin, the Eurasian lynx, to the UK

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Horses recognise human emotions - BBC News

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Horses discriminate between happy and angry human facial expressions, according to research.

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Climate change: 2015 'shattered' global temperature record by wide margin - BBC News

Climate change: 2015 'shattered' global temperature record by wide margin - BBC News | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it

Global temperatures in 2015 were the warmest since records began, according to data published by meteorologists in the UK and the US.

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Think more broadly to predict wildlife climate change survival, scientists say

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Wildlife survival?

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Saving the Maya rainforest | Global Ideas | DW.COM | 19.01.2016

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The Selva Maya is home to immense biodiversity - and the ancient Maya city of Tikal. Today, the forest is under threat but NGOs and locals are working together to save it, along with their livelihoods.

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Scientists: 2015 was Earth's hottest year

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But Ted Cruz still denounces climate change as a "pseudo-scientific theory," and Donald Trump has called it a Chinese invention.

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Prime minister said in 2014 lessons would be learned, but latest floods show he has continued to ignore red flag after red flag

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Harvesting the Research: Agricultural Intensification Threatens Soil Biodiversity

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Dr. Maria A. Tsiafouli discusses the importance of preserving soil biodiversity.

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Microscopic topics and macroscopic challenges.

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What's new on Paul Evans' site: diary, ancient woodlands petition, found stories

What's new on Paul Evans' site: diary, ancient woodlands petition, found stories | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
Paul Evans Guardian Country Diarist Author, Poet, Broadcaster 

Ancient woodlands petition

"Give all ancient woodland statutory legal protection. In the UK it has been said that we are down to just 2% of our total land space covered by ancient woodland which is widely regarded as one of our most important wildlife habitats yet it's still under threat. If landowners don't protect this land they should be made to sell it to someone who will. Ancient woodland is an important store of seeds and invertebrates needed for potential rewildling & flood prevention as described by George Monbiot & the Woodland Trust in their various campaigns. While saplings have been planted in offsetting schemes, these young trees take a long time to reach maturity and the ability to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere that mature trees in ancient woodland can. It also requires a lot of work for these plantations to reach the same conservation value".

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Monstrous Thing

Monstrous Thing | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it

Dark, dangerous, repulsive ...a being thrown up from the deep...a monstrous thing... paulevanswenlockedge.com/#!monstrous-th… #books pic.twitter.com/MRqXdXWKJD


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Fear of predators helps keep ecosystems balanced, claims study

Fear of predators helps keep ecosystems balanced, claims study | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it

Headline Fear of predators helps keep ecosystems balanced, claims study

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The Walking Fish | The Nature Conservancy

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The invasive Northern snakehead is a big fish that devours a lot of little fish. But what or who will eat a snakehead? Travel with us to the Potomac Snakehead Tournament and find out.

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See what's new on Paul Evans' wildsite

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Paul Evans books, writings, journal, videos, poetry, BBC radio programmes and plays.
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Earth Kicks Off 2016 With the Most Abnormally Warm Month Ever Measured

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It would be hard to top 2015—a year unlike any other in human history—but 2016 seems to be giving it a shot. According to the latest data from NASA, is ...

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Global deforestation is decreasing. Or is it?

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A new look at the complex picture of land use change suggests that when it comes to forests, we’re far from being out of the woods.

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Fiji, First Country To Ratify Paris Climate Change Agreement

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The island nation of Fiji has ratified on Friday the United Nations climate change deal, making it the first country in the world to do so. The agreement needs at least 55 countries on-board to take effect worldwide.
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Rate of change is off the planet

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THERES no question that around the world biodiversity is under pressure from a host of causes that can be put down to humans — from climate change, to pollution to landscape changes.
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Emperor penguin huddles are more complicated than we thought

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Inside the US agency charged with killing a 'mindboggling' number of animals

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Theory of 'smart' plants may explain the evolution of global ecosystems

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It's easy to think of plants as passive features of their environments, doing as the land prescribes, serving as a backdrop to the bustling animal kingdom.

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Here  is  a  fascinating  insight  from  the  people  at  phys.org   on  the  evolution  of  trees. 

Why  certain  trees  flourish  in  areas  where  you  think  they  shouldn't  at  all

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Paul Evans @DrPaulEvans1 Guardian Country Diary Wenlock Edge: Song after the storm

Paul Evans @DrPaulEvans1 Guardian Country Diary Wenlock Edge: Song after the storm | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it

The robin materialises from a point in the ground where the storm disappeared. Out of all the thrashing rain and screaming winds, the bird stands, in the conspicuous, red-breasted, defiance of the season’s greetings card pose and begins to sing.

 

Storm Desmond, which newspaper headlines have called the wildest of all, seems to have largely passed through, although there are still errant gusts and cat-spits of rain.

 

“After a storm there must be a calm,” sang Desmond Dekker. It’s not calm yet. At the coat-flapping edges of the gale we escaped the worst of the flooding and wind damage that hit the north. But we have not come out of it unscathed. Flood barriers have been erected on the river towns, and the Severn flashes across fields where swans and geese gather for the event.

 

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