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Distribution of mangrove forests in Sri Lanka

Distribution of mangrove forests in Sri Lanka | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
The trees are highly adapted to the aquatic environment where the water has high concentration of salt. The trees and ... Mangroves enable the formation of sand dunes creating a natural protection against the sea erosion.
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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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Arboreal - Bringing together the finest, and best-known, names in contemporary writing, a new anthology that explores the many strands of what woodlands mean to us.

Arboreal - Bringing together the finest, and best-known, names in contemporary writing, a new anthology that explores the many strands of what woodlands mean to us. | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it

Bringing together the finest, and best-known, names in contemporary writing, a new anthology that explores the many strands of what woodlands mean to us. A landmark publication, it will appeal widely to many readers.

 

Contributors include: Richard Mabey, Germaine Greer, Ali Smith, Simon Armitage, Paul Kingsnorth, Paul Evans, Richard Skelton, Tobias Hill, Jay Griffiths, Peter Marren, Rob Penn, Madeleine Bunting, Kathleen Jamie, William Boyd, Tim Dee, Evie Wyld, etc. 

Edited by Adrian Cooper

 

Published October 2016, available to pre-order.

ISBN: 9781908213419Categories: Books, Little Toller, New Books
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Government approves new forestry law - SWI swissinfo.ch

Government approves new forestry law - SWI swissinfo.ch | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
The Swiss cabinet has green-lighted a law to further protect the country’s forests and prepare them for the effects of climate change.
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In search of a lost species: the Santa Marta Toro

In search of a lost species: the Santa Marta Toro | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
The rare, fuzzy rodent, the Santa Marta Toro, was re-discovered in 2011 after 113 years, and has been missing ever since. Mongabay interviews Nicolette Roach, a PhD student, who has been combing through the El Dorado Reserve in Colombia in search of the Toro.
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Rain Sideways by Paul Evans

Rain Sideways by Paul Evans | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
"The storm is with us. Standing in the dunes in the indifferent lash of rain sideways feels like being part of a community"
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What's new, expedition to Lodge Hill training area in Kent and found stories, rewilding introduction of dormouse and much more....

What's new, expedition to Lodge Hill training area in Kent and found stories, rewilding introduction of dormouse and much more.... | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
Paul Evans Guardian Country Diary, books, writings,videos, poetry, BBC radio programmes and plays.
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UN Live United Nations Web TV - Live Now

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RT JaySekulow: WATCH this live broadcast of my address standing up for #Israel at the #UnitedNations today https://t.co/t6wwSQQsmv #Sto
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BBC - Radio Shropshire Jim Hawkins in the Morning - 06/06/2016

BBC - Radio Shropshire Jim Hawkins in the Morning - 06/06/2016 | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it

Paul Evans author, Guardian Country Diary Wenlock Edge in the Cool Seat on BBC Radio Shropshire 0:07 :17

Have your say on the day's top stories. Call 01743 248321 (national rate).

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Aurora Energy Resources & Energy Minister Bully Landowners For Seismic Access

Aurora Energy Resources & Energy Minister Bully Landowners For Seismic Access | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
A Freedom of Information Act request revealed that Aurora had applied for “ancillary access rights” after being refused entry by 46 landowners. This number was later reduced to four.
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Life-affirming flash of colour in the hedgerow

Life-affirming flash of colour in the hedgerow | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
Country diary: Wenlock Edge, Shropshire These shocking pink perennials are an antidote to a kind of sobriety that prevails in much writing about the natural world
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Climate change 'most existential crisis civilisation has known', says DiCaprio

Climate change 'most existential crisis civilisation has known', says DiCaprio | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
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'

Africa’s forests 'threatened by palm oil rush' | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it

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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Mans foot print on the earth is destroying all we hold dear

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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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Palm Oil Still Driving Deforestation

Palm Oil Still Driving Deforestation | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
New study predicts that future forest loss to oil palms will be biggest In Africa and South America
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Birds fly faster in large flocks

Birds fly faster in large flocks | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
New research at Lund University in Sweden shows that the flight speed of birds is determined by a variety of factors.
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2016 Waterfowl Breeding Population Survey

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RT @DucksUnlimited: The 2016 Duck Numbers have been released. https://t.co/X4qiWRpJb4 Start planning your waterfowl season. #hunting https:…
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What's New on my website, travel photography by Maria Nunzia, Caernarfon, Harlech, Hoo Peninsula and latest BBC Radio 4 Feature, The River

What's New on my website, travel photography by Maria Nunzia, Caernarfon, Harlech, Hoo Peninsula and latest BBC Radio 4 Feature, The River | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
Paul Evans Guardian Country Diary, books, writings,videos, poetry, BBC radio programmes and plays.

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This almost-island on the Welsh coast is a nowhere becoming somewhere

This almost-island on the Welsh coast is a nowhere becoming somewhere | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
Country Diary: Morfa Harlech, North Wales The eye follows the incoming tide across the beach, racing into dunes green with marram grass
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The Choctaw v climate change: 'The earth is speaking'

The Choctaw v climate change: 'The earth is speaking' | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
In the US, members of the Choctaw nation fight to reclaim their relationship with the land in a world without seasons.
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A bird in the house disturbs the order of things

A bird in the house disturbs the order of things | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
Country diary: Wenlock Edge The blackbird’s wings have the flutter of panic as he tries to navigate through the house to find an escape
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BBC - Radio Shropshire Jim Hawkins in the Morning - 06/06/2016

BBC - Radio Shropshire Jim Hawkins in the Morning - 06/06/2016 | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it

Paul Evans author, Guardian Country Diary Wenlock Edge in the Cool Seat on BBC Radio Shropshire 0:07 :17

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Global Soil Biodiversity Atlas - ESDAC - European Commission

Global Soil Biodiversity Atlas - ESDAC - European Commission | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
New atlas illustrates global soil biodiversity and threats to soil organisms 
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What's new on Paul Evans' site: diary, ancient woodlands petition, found stories

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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

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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

The Walking Fish | The Nature Conservancy | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it

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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