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Holiday celebration: Respect & love all life, as we uniquely share this time & place together.

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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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The Archaeology News Network: Mankind’s unprecedented transformation of Earth

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New coal plants 'most urgent' threat to the planet, warns OECD head

New coal plants 'most urgent' threat to the planet, warns OECD head | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
Governments urged to rethink plans for new coal-fired power plants as study estimates they will release more than 500bn tonnes of carbon dioxide by 2050
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Heatwave unleashes spectacular overnight lightning show and devastating floods across UK

Heatwave unleashes spectacular overnight lightning show and devastating floods across UK | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
BRITAIN'S sweltering summer took a dramatic turn last night as fearsome lightning storms lit up Britain's skies.
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The 'jellyfish invasion' story one newspaper didn't want you to read | Steve Backshall

The 'jellyfish invasion' story one newspaper didn't want you to read | Steve Backshall | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
TV presenter and naturalist Steve Backshall was asked by a British newspaper to write about the ‘invasion’ of jellyfish this summer. But they didn’t like what he had to say, so we’re publishing it here in full instead
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Ancient 'mummy' unearthed from 'lost medieval civilisation' near Arctic, claim scientists

Ancient 'mummy' unearthed from 'lost medieval civilisation' near Arctic, claim scientists | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
New find at Zeleny Yar necropolis, which shows links to Persia, to be examined within weeks. 
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How much is clean water worth? New report guides payments for ecosystem services

How much is clean water worth? New report guides payments for ecosystem services | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
The first-ever set of comprehensive guidelines for designing, implementing and managing mechanisms to facilitate payments for ecosystem services has been established by a group of experts and researchers.
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Facebook - Books Paul Evans author of Field Notes From The Edge and Herbaceous

Facebook - Books Paul Evans author of Field Notes From The Edge and Herbaceous | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
Books by Paul Evans @DrPaulEvans1 Field Notes From The Edge & Herbaceous on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/HerbaceousbyPaulEvans … #books pic.twitter.com/CVkabusQPJ
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The Archaeology News Network: Sixth mass extinction is here says biologist

The Archaeology News Network: Sixth mass extinction is here says biologist | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it

There is no longer any doubt: We are entering a mass extinction that threatens humanity's existence. That is the bad news at the center of a new study by a group of scientists including Paul Ehrlich, the Bing Professor of Population Studies in biology and a senior fellow at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment. Ehrlich and his co-authors call for fast action to conserve threatened species, populations and habitat, but warn that the window of opportunity is rapidly closing

Read more at: http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.co.uk/2015/06/sixth-mass-extinction-is-here-says.html#.VZTwU-1Vikp
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The Archaeology News Network: Prehistoric temple builders ‘an advanced civilisation’

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The vine-covered buildings, ghost ships and abandoned streets where nature ... - Daily Mail

The vine-covered buildings, ghost ships and abandoned streets where nature ... - Daily Mail | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
Eeerie empty streets and buildings taken over by vines, these are the dramatic images of villages that time forgot.
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More evidence that global warming is intensifying extreme weather | John Abraham

More evidence that global warming is intensifying extreme weather | John Abraham | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
John Abraham: A new study finds that global warming is causing weather whiplash.
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Flowery Places of the Happy State Guardian Country Diary Wenlock Edge

Flowery Places of the Happy State Guardian Country Diary Wenlock Edge | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it

The bee orchid opens its beautiful strangeness a few inches above ground. Surrounded by lady’s bedstraw, common whitlowgrass and wild thyme, the orchid appears as a lone curiosity, a magnet drawing attention from the wide world above into the small, intimate world of the meadow.

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The Archaeology News Network: Who were the first Australians?

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Plants react to the sound of being eaten alive

Plants react to the sound of being eaten alive | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
Plants don't just feel themselves being eaten, they fight back.
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UN climate change chief tells charities to stop complaining about global warming

UN climate change chief tells charities to stop complaining about global warming | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
Environmental charities should spend less time complaining about global warming and more time coming up with workable solutions to the problem, the UN’s climate change chief has said.
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A group of Nobel Laureates have signed a declaration calling for urgent action on climate change

A group of Nobel Laureates have signed a declaration calling for urgent action on climate change | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
The world's elite scientists have spoken: there is an urgent need for action.
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Fresh Water

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Less than 1% of the fresh water on Earth is readily accessible for human use. We have to use what we have responsibly. And we must protect the natural places, like forests and wetlands, that store, filter and supply clean water for everyone on the planet.

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Scientists raise population estimate for world's most endangered sloth

Scientists raise population estimate for world's most endangered sloth | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
There may be more pygmy sloths than believed, according to a new paper in the Journal of Mammalogy. Scientists originally estimated a population of less than 500 pygmy sloths on Escudo de Veraguas Island off the coast of Panama, the only place in the world where these diminutive sloths survive.
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Prince Charles: rewire the global economy to stop climate change

Prince Charles: rewire the global economy to stop climate change | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
Heir to the throne calls for end to ‘business as usual’ approach that does nothing to avert catastrophic global warming
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Wenlock Edge Facebook Page covering news, events, art, books and culture in Shropshire and beyond.

Wenlock Edge Facebook Page covering news, events, art, books and culture in  Shropshire and beyond. | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it

Wenlock Edge Facebook Page news, events, art, music, books and culture 

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The Archaeology News Network: 5,500-year-old fingerprint found in Denmark

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UN calls for ban on logging and mining in Tasmania's world heritage area

UN calls for ban on logging and mining in Tasmania's world heritage area | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
Unesco also demands state government rethink its proposal to escalate the building of tourism infrastructure in the world heritage area

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Brazil agrees to cut Amazon deforestation and boost renewables - New Scientist

Brazil agrees to cut Amazon deforestation and boost renewables - New Scientist | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
The country has committed to ending illegal deforestation by 2030, as it partners with the US on fighting climate change
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Hope or despair? The highs and lows of saving seabirds

Hope or despair? The highs and lows of saving seabirds | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
From saving the migratory paths of endangered knots to establishing new colonies of puffins, two new books show the tough challenges bird conservationists face
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Africa’s Vultures Are Collapsing to Extinction

Africa’s Vultures Are Collapsing to Extinction | World Environment Nature News | Scoop.it
After millions of years of being beneficial to humans and our ancestors, these mighty scavengers are now falling prey to human vices.

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