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Thousands of crocodiles rescued from smugglers in China - CNN.com

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Chinese police intercepted more than 3,600 crocodiles last week that were destined for dinner plates in the country's Guangdong province.
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Herbaceous first of a new series of books celebrating the very best in contemporary nature writing

Herbaceous first of a new series of books celebrating the very best in contemporary nature writing | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it

Herbaceous is the fist of a new series of books celebrating the very best in contemporary nature writing. A cross between New Naturalist and King Penguin, the series invites a wide range of authors and artists to choose a particular building, plant, animal, person or landscape, and through this object of their fascination tell us wider stories about the British Isles.

http://littletoller.co.uk/products-page/monographs/herbaceous/

 

Herbaceous  

 

Climate change is eroding the familiar pattern of the seasons, so we turn instinctively to the life cycle of herbaceous plants to guide us through the year. The growing, flowering, seeding and dying back to earth of wild flowers, weeds, herbs and garden perennials sustain and enrich our everyday lives with food, metaphor, joy, anxiety, medicine, stories, beauty and enchantment. Above all, by enabling us to read the changing seasons, plants help us navigate our way in the world.

 

Herbaceous is a journey which follows the colour pulse of plants throughout the year, searching for new rhythms in a changing world. It begins with yellow: the pulse of early insects and the symbol of the returning sun. It is followed by spring’s vernal whites and the hedonist, spirited pinks of summer. Gradually, the strange and melancholy blues of early autumn are replaced by the ripple of seed-setting and a return to the browns of our subterranean winter dreams.

 

Herbaceous is gardening with words. It is a book of audacious botany and poetic vision which asks us to look anew at our relationship with plants and celebrates their power to nourish the human spirit.

 

PAUL EVANS spent many years as a gardener working in rose nurseries, graveyards, historic gardens in Wales and a botanical garden in New York. He is a writer, broadcaster and award-winning playwright, best known for his ‘Country Diary’ in The Guardian and various natural history programmes and drama- documentaries for BBC Radio 4. Paul has also been a performance poet, a nature conservationist, holds a PhD in philosophy, and is currently a lecturer at Bath Spa University. He lives in Much Wenlock, Shropshire, with his family.

 

Published by Little Toller Books on May 12th 2014

210 x 156mm, hardback Price: £12 isbn 978-1-908213-16-7

Jacket over foiled boards,112 pages on 90gsm

Munken paper Jacket and internal illustration by Kurt Jackson


 

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Author Paul Evans @DrPaulEvans1                                                                                               Little Toller Publisher @LittleToller                                                                                      Illustrations @KurtJacksonArt 

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Europe's oldest tree discovered Wales - and it's 5,000 years old

Europe's oldest tree discovered Wales - and it's 5,000 years old | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
Experts have run tests on the tree in the St Cynog’s churchyard at Defynnog near Sennybridge, Powys, including DNA and ring dating.
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Amazon rainforest grew after climate change 2,000 years ago: study

Amazon rainforest grew after climate change 2,000 years ago: study | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
OSLO (Reuters) - Swathes of the Amazon may have been grassland until a natural shift to a wetter climate about 2,000 years ago let the rainforests form, according to a study that challenges common belief
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Hen Harrier Day - 10 August 2014

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Join Chris Packham to stop the widespread illegal killing of Hen Harriers at Derwent Dam in the Peak District National Park.
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Amazing Animal Camouflage - Best Disguises [Wildlife Documentary - YouTube

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Shocking Study Shows Why Technology Is Not Really Making Us Smarter - Forbes

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According to Google, most Android users check their phones 150 times a day.
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Using the material choking Russian lakes for sustainable water technologies

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Science turns legacy of poor Soviet agricultural practices into opportunities for purification, better irrigation and healthier lakes
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Global warming, aging to hit global growth: OECD

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Global growth will slow due to a combination of aging population, global warming and a slowdown in emerging markets, the OECD warns.
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Authors, Writers and Artists to give readings and run creative workshops at Clun Castle Dip Event Saturday 5 July

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Authors, Writers and Artists to give readings and run workshops at Clun Castle Shropshire Dip Event. 

 

Featuring Andrew Fusek Peters author of Dip Wild Swims from the Borderlands. Paul Evans author of Herbaceous and Wenlock Edge Guardian Country Diarist and Top Middleton photographer and filmmaker. 

 

Dip Book Review:  The Independent 

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/reviews/dip-wild-swims-from-the-borderlands-by-andrew-fusek-peters-book-review-water-and-the-wild-provide-a-way-through-depression-9314106.html

 

Paul Evans Author of Herbaceous published by Little Toller Books and illustrated by Kurt Jackson 

 

Herbaceous Book Review:  BBC Countryfile Magazine (August Edition 2014) 

http://martinmaudsley.blogspot.co.uk/

 

Herbaceous Reading:  BBC Radio 3 The Verb by Paul Evans 

http://sco.lt/7WlQJd

 

Tom Middleton Artist profile http://www.shropshiremedianetwork.com/latest/featured-artist-tom-middleton/

 

The Fourth Dip Shropshire event is set in the spectacular grounds of the Clun Castle, on the banks of the very special River Clun.

We kick off the day at 11am with a DIP in the Clun River.

 

Followed by a locally produced and made lunch provided by Grow, Cook, Learn.

 

Then, at around 1pm we have the incredibly talented nature writer Paul Evans who will be leading a workshop which is all about discovering the natural habitats, and variety of the creatures that reside above and below water. Paul will be helping people to write about what they have experienced and discovered in an adventurous creative writing workshop.

 

We will also have Tom Middleton who will be helping people to film and photograph the mini beasts that they have found, using a DSLR camera, and underwater film cameras. The resulting combination will be shown on the big screen in our Dip Shropshire Gazebo.

Our Lead Artist Andrew Fusek Peters will be then giving a reading from his Book Dip, and we will show the short film of Andrew and his wild swimming adventures.

 

 


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Climate Change Could Affect Drinking Water

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Drinking cups of clear tap water could be a luxury people are less likely to take for granted in the near future as climate-change culprits affect the waterways — and water bills.
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Slightly stoned insects make love

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Country diary: Wenlock Edge: The soldier beetles fly in like golden blurs. Their common name is hogweed bonking beetle, which says it all
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The Costly Lobbying War Over America's Dying Honeybees

The Costly Lobbying War Over America's Dying Honeybees | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
Pesticide manufacturers are spending big to fend off claims that their products harm honeybees.
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Utility Company Protects Birds with Lasers

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A Hawaiian utility company is experimenting with using brightly colored laser lights to act as a "fence" around utility wires and poles, protecting birds who commonly fly straight into the high power lines during times of low visibility.
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'Largest flying bird' identified

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The fossilised remains of the largest flying bird ever found are identified by scientists.
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These Maps Predict Where Animals of the Future Will Make Their Homes

These Maps Predict Where Animals of the Future Will Make Their Homes | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
As our climate changes, so too do the species that thrive, fail, or migrate in an area. A new modeling tool takes what we know about our changing climate and the habits of animals, and gives us a look at just how much climate change could alter the animals in our midst.
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Eat lead! Condor survival versus National Rifle Association

Eat lead! Condor survival versus National Rifle Association | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
Ample peer-reviewed science says that the number one threat to condor survival is lead poisoning from eating bullets and pellets in carcasses, reports Dawn Starin. But the powerful NRA is fighting hard against bans on lead ammunition.
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The risk of putting a price on nature - IOL News | IOL.co.za

The risk of putting a price on nature - IOL News | IOL.co.za | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
South Africa's Premier Online News Source. Discover the world of IOL, News South Africa, Sport, Business, Financial, World News, Entertainment, Technology, Motoring, Travel, Property, Classifieds and more.
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China's arid north feeds water-rich south: Kemp

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LONDON (Reuters) - Booming demand for food in China's southern and eastern cities is worsening water shortages in arid northern provinces, adding to the country's environmental problems, new research shows.Consumption
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Stop the control freaks who want to capture England's wild beavers

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George Monbiot: The government is going against public opinion, and its reasons for wanting to rehome beavers in Devon fall apart easily
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Vulnerable dolphins keep to themselves › News in Science (ABC Science)

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Two dolphin species in north-western Australia are vulnerable to local extinction because they rarely mingle with their own kind outside their immediate location, a new study has found.
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On a whim: Equatorial Guinea building new capital city in the middle of the rainforest

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More than 8,000 hectares of rainforest are under threat as the nation builds a new $600 million capital city from scratch. Called Oyala, and also known as Djibloho, the city is expected be completed by 2020 and house up to 200,000 people -- about an eighth of the entire population of Equatorial Guinea.
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Paul Evans & Michael Kwiatkowski to perform & read extracts from Herbaceous at RHS secret garden show Sunday 6 July London

Paul Evans & Michael Kwiatkowski to perform & read extracts from Herbaceous at RHS secret garden show Sunday 6 July London | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it

Secret Garden Show Royal Horticultural Society London 6 July 

 

Special for this month, visitors can enter the Magical Poetry Yurt and listen to poet and Guardian columnist Paul Evans reading poems about plants from his new book Herbaceous, published by Little Toller Books.

 

Herbaceous by Paul Evans is published by Little Toller Books and illustrated by Kurt Jackson. 

 

Herbaceous is the first of a new series of books celebrating the very best in contemporary nature writing. A cross between New Naturalist and King Penguin, the series invites a wide range of authors and artists to choose a particular building, plant, animal, person or landscape, and through this object of their fascination tell us wider stories about the British Isles.

 

Further information from http://littletoller.co.uk/bookshop/monographs/herbaceous/

 

Listen to Paul reading from Herbaceous on BBC Radio 3 The Verb 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b046cs05

 

Twitter 

 

Paul Evans @ DrPaulEvans1 

Little Toller @LittleToller 

Herbaceous @BooksPaulEvans 

 

Youtube link Herbaceous book reading and performance in Much Wenlock http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWVUXTelhzs

 

 

 


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What the 70s can tell us about culling badgers

What the 70s can tell us about culling badgers | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
Matthew Kelly: 'A pogrom against the badger' was initially averted but gassing of badgers followed eventually, despite a troubled relationship between science and policy in government
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UK councils could be required to recycle 70% of waste by 2030

UK councils could be required to recycle 70% of waste by 2030 | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
Proposals from European commission would require a significant increase in the proportion of UK waste diverted from landfill
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Good news for the Wood Stork

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wood stork, conservation, recovery, endangered species Act
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Neonicotinoids are poisoning entire farmland ecosystems

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The widespread use of neonicotinoid insecticides is causing a neurotoxic overload afflicting entire farm ecosystems from earthworms to bees, other pollinators and birds, writes Damian Carrington. A collapse in food production may inevitably follow.
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