Ghost Trees: Nature and People in A London Parish

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An urban nature book telling the story of an East London borough through its trees, past and present

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Even in the brick and concrete heart of our cities, nature finds a way. Birds and mammals, insects, plants and trees – they all manage to thrive in the urban jungle, and Bob Gilbert is their champion and their chronicler. He explores the hidden wildlife of the inner city and its edgelands, finding unexpected beauty in the cracks and crannies, and uncovering the deep and essential relationship that exists between people and nature when they are bound together in such close proximity. Beginning from Poplar, the East End area in which he lives, Bob explores, in particular, our relationship with the trees that have helped shape London; from the original wildwood through to the street trees of today. He draws from history and natural history, poetry and painting, myth and magic, and a great deal of walking, observing and listening.

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Weight 0.384 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 2.9 cm
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Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

350

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

635.977 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K