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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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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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Emperor penguin huddles are more complicated than we thought

Emperor penguin huddles are more complicated than we thought | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it

The ever-shifting huddles are as much about regulating heat as battling the cold.

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

Inside the US agency charged with killing a 'mindboggling' number of animals | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
The aerial shooting of five coyotes on the now-infamous Hammond ranch in Oregon cost taxpayers more than $11,000. Critics of Wildlife Services say that’s just the tip of the iceberg
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Theory of 'smart' plants may explain the evolution of global ecosystems

Theory of 'smart' plants may explain the evolution of global ecosystems | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it

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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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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Pesticide found in milk decades ago may be associated with signs of Parkinson's

Pesticide found in milk decades ago may be associated with signs of Parkinson's | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
A pesticide used prior to the early 1980s and found in milk at that time may be associated with signs of Parkinson's disease in the brain, according to a study published in the December 9, 2015, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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The secret history of bananas, and what it tells us about climate change

The secret history of bananas, and what it tells us about climate change | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
The forgotten death of the 'Gros Michel' banana bears a stark warning about how global warming could drive us all to starvation
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At Paris climate talks, African coalition aims to restore 100 million hectares of forest

At Paris climate talks, African coalition aims to restore 100 million hectares of forest | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
10 African early entrants include DR Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Niger, Rwanda, Togo and Uganda.
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Scientists find source of Southeast Asian arsenic

Scientists find source of Southeast Asian arsenic | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
Every year, as many as 100 million people are poisoned by arsenic-laced water in Southeast Asia. A new study is helping scientists understand why.
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New evidence suggests hippos may sometimes eat meat

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A new collaborative study suggests meat consumption among hippos may not be as rare as previously thought.
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A quarter of British bird species 'at risk'

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Scientists Politely Remind World That Clean Energy Technology Ready To Go Whenever

Scientists Politely Remind World That Clean Energy Technology Ready To Go Whenever | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
CAMBRIDGE, MA—Stating that they just want to make sure it’s something everyone keeps in mind going forward, an international consortium of scientists gently reminded the world Wednesday that clean energy technologies are pretty much ready to g...
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Speed of giant prehistoric shark revealed

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ZSL research may have unearthed secrets of a giant shark that swam the world’s oceans more than two and a half million years ago.
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Saving the Maya rainforest | Global Ideas | DW.COM | 19.01.2016

Saving the Maya rainforest | Global Ideas | DW.COM | 19.01.2016 | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it

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

Scientists: 2015 was Earth's hottest year | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it

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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Flood defences row: UK paying price for David Cameron's broken promises

Flood defences row: UK paying price for David Cameron's broken promises | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it

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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U.S. coal industry on board 'slow-motion train wreck'— report | MINING.com

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Analysts from McKinsey and Co. warn the U.S. is currently home to a collection of “zombie mines” that cannot turn a profit, but are too costly to close.

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Africa's transport blueprint may be road to ruin for flora and fauna, study says

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Road and rail corridors threaten to wreck pristine wilderness as they open up land for mining with little guarantee of agricultural benefits, scientists warn
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Women’s views missing at COP 21

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Closing In on Where Eels Go to Connect

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Pygmy slow loris is first known hibernating primate outside of Madagascar, study says

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Earth has lost a third of arable land in past 40 years, scientists say

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Bigger is not better when it comes to lifespan

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