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Out in the flood, a deceit of lapwings. 

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Out in the flood, a deceit of lapwings. 

We owe them more than memory.

Wishing them and you Happy New Year. 

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Out in the flood, a deceit of lapwings. 

We owe them more than memory.

Wishing them and you Happy New Year. 

Maria Nunzia @Varvera 's curator insight, January 2, 2014 4:35 AM

Out in the flood, a deceit of lapwings. 

We owe them more than memory.

Wishing them and you Happy New Year. 

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

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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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Wenlock Edge Facebook Page covering news, events, art, books and culture in Shropshire and beyond.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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The hunt for the world’s missing carbon

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Researchers are racing to determine whether forests will continue to act as a brake on climate change by soaking up more carbon.
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New Arctic research projects start - BBC News

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The Scottish Association for Marine Science (Sams) announces the start of two Arctic research projects worth £4.7m.
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Book Reviews Field Notes From The Edge by Paul Evans, The Independent, Amazon & twitter stream.

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"A pall of black smoke, shaped like a tree, rises into the air above the refinery and drifts into the grey October sky. There is no knowing if this is a routine procedure or the prelude to another disaster. All this fossil fuel - made by animals and plants millions of years ago - travels around the world to be burned, creating a pollution which kills animals and plants of the future. This seems a particularly unintelligible kind of mystery."

this is a book about nature, from the hidden wonders at the edge of it to our relationship with the Earth. it is an evocative blend of history, mythology, biology, geography, geology and philosophy. if there is an overarching theme then that would be ecophobia - our fear of nature, how we have gone so far in our efforts to protect ourselves from its dangers that we have caused great damage to the ecosystem which supports us. but it never feels like you're being lectured, not even close. these are the thought-provoking wonderings of a man passing through landscapes, reflecting on what is, what was, and what's to come - he doesn't pretend to have the answers and you're left to complete the picture, or at least add to it, with your own wondering. wrapped up in that are the fascinating lives of nature in its many forms - animals, insects, trees, bacteria. such is the breadth and ambition of field notes from the edge that you go from being haunted by the story of a derelict house in a lonely landscape to being struck by beautiful imagery to being made to think about what life is and how we ought to live it. it is less a book you read and more a book you experience.


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National Geographic Documentary 2014 Inside Nature's Giants Great White Shark Full Documen

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GM wheat that emits pest alarm signals fails in field trials

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Wheat modified to send out insect pheromones does not repel aphids.
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Ocean plastic is like smog, not a floating island

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Facebook - Books Paul Evans author of Field Notes From The Edge and Herbaceous

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The Archaeology News Network: Sixth mass extinction is here says biologist

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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

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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

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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

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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 truth about tarantulas: not too big, not too scary

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We think of tarantulas as great big hairy spiders that can kill a human with a single venomous bite. Just, no

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UN News - 'Journey towards bold climate action is at a critical moment,' UN General Assembly told

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Development cannot be sustainable if it does not address the challenge of climate change, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told Member States today as he opened a High-Level Event on Climate Change convened in New York by the President of the UN General Assembly, Sam Kutesa.
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Humans causing catastrophic ecosystem shifts, study finds

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Never before has a single species become the top predator on land and sea, and human dominance over the natural environment has caused shifts in world ecosystems unprecedented in the last 500 million years, researchers said on Tuesday.
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There are fewer lions than rhinos in Africa - Getaway Magazine

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It seems that rhinos are not the only animals facing dwindling numbers. Lion populations across Africa have been drastically decreasing over the last 20 years and forecasts for the future are not looking too bright.
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Corals are already adapting to global warming, scientists say

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Shocking images of the rubbish that litters our seas

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Icy Earthquakes: Warming Planet Shakes Up Glaciers

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When large chunks of ice break off of a glacier and plop with a giant splash into the chilly water, the result can be lots of thunderous shaking.
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