Under the Stars

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Artificial light is everywhere. Not only is it damaging to humans and to wildlife, disrupting our natural rhythms, but it obliterates the subtler lights that have guided us for millennia. In this exploration, Matt Gaw ventures forth into darkness to find out exactly what we’re missing: walking by the light of the moon in Suffolk and under the scattered buckshot of starlight in Scotland; braving the darkest depths of Dartmoor; investigating the glare of 24/7 London and the suburban sprawl of Bury St Edmunds; and, finally, rediscovering a sense of the sublime on the Isle of Coll.

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‘A beautiful and luminous love letter to the night sky.’
 – Julian Hoffman, author of Irreplaceable

Moonlight, starlight, the ethereal glow of snow in winter … When you flick off a switch, other forms of light begin to reveal themselves.

In this beautifully written exploration of the power of the lights of night, Matt Gaw ventures forth into darkness to find out exactly what we’re missing when we fill our world with artificial glow, obliterating the subtler natural lights that have guided us and wildlife for millennia.

Walking by the light of the moon in Suffolk and under the scattered buckshot of starlight in Scotland; braving the darkest depths of Dartmoor and the glare of 24/7 London, Under the Stars is an inspirational and immersive call to reconnect with the natural world – and to switch off.

We only need to step outside to find that, in darkness, the world lights up. Let’s look up together.

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‘Enchanting, fascinating and written with real soul and sensitivity.’ – Rob Cowen, author of Common Ground

‘Lyrical, warm, and suffused with the magic of the night’ – Patrick Barkham, author of The Butterfly Isles

‘One of the most inspiring of our young nature writers, with a highly original journey into darkness and night’ – Stephen Moss, naturalist and author of The Robin: A Biography

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Weight 0.216 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 1.9 cm
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Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

224

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

508.41 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K