By John Lister-Kaye
For the final thirty years John Lister-Kaye, one in every of Britain’s best-known nature writers, has taken an identical round stroll from his domestic deep in a Scottish glen as much as a small hill loch. every day brings a brand new commentary or a unforeseen come across – a delicate spider’s net, an osprey suffering to raise a trout from the water or a woodcock exquisitely camouflaged on her nest – and each day, on his go back domestic, he documents his recommendations in a magazine. Drawing in this life of shut statement, John Lister-Kaye’s new e-book encourages us to seem back on the nature round us and to find its wildness for ourselves. It additionally forges amazing connections among the main not going of matters: photosynthesis and the power cycle, Norse mythology, weasels and body spray, and the over-population of our planet. on the Water’s part is a lyrical hymn to the flora and fauna of england, and a strong caution to appreciate and safeguard it.
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