Described as 'Britain's greatest living nature writer', Richard Mabey has revealed his passion for the natural world in eloquent stories for BBC Wildlife Magazine. This volume features his favourite pieces and presents a fascinating and inspiring view of the changing natural landscape in which we live. Peppered throughout with references to the heritage of nature writing, and great writers from Richard Jefferies and John Clare to Roger Deakin and Robert MacFarlane, A Brush With Nature is part memoir, part nature journal, part social history, giving us a unique insight into a nature lover's reflections over a quarter of a century.
Craftivism is a worldwide movement that operates at the intersection where craft and activism meet. With interviews and profiles of craftivists who are changing the world with their art, and through examples that range from community embroidery projects (such as stitching in prisons, revolutionary ceramics, AIDS activism, yarn bombing and crafts that facilitate personal growth) Craftivism provides imaginative examples of how crafters can be creative and altruistic at the same time.
Wild food is all around us,
growing in our hedgerows and fields, along river banks and seashores, even on
inhospitable moorland. In this definitive book, hundreds of these plants are
clearly identified, with colour photography and a detailed description. Roger
Phillips also gives us fascinating information on how our ancestors would have
used the plant as well as including over 100 more modern recipes for delicious
food and drinks.
From berries, herbs and mushrooms to wild vegetables, salad leaves, seaweed and even bark, this book will inspire you to start cooking with nature's free bounty. 'I can safely say that if I hadn't picked up this book some twenty years ago I wouldn't have eaten as well, or even lived as well, as I have. It inspired me then and it inspires me now' Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
Memoir, natural history guide and cookbook all in one, Seaweed and Eat It is packed with delicious recipes, wild feasts and fascinating folklore.
From identifying edible and medicinal wild foods – from sorrel to seaweed, shellfish to shaggy ink caps – to growing a wild garden or window box in the city, this is an essential book for the family that wants to get back to nature.
If you care about your food and where it comes from, this inspirational guide to wild food and how to cook it will ensure that mealtimes are always an adventure.
So give the supermarket a wide berth, let the kids get muddy and get foraging!
The essential climate-debate handbook-everything you
need to know about climate science to change minds
Have you ever heard someone say that climate change is simply the result of natural cycles? Or that there can't be global warming because it still gets so cold out? While the claims climate-change deniers make can seem, on their surface, quite plausible, they simply don't hold up against the evidence: Beyond a shadow of a doubt, science proves that climate change is real and primarily human-driven. But the next time a skeptic puts you on the spot, will you know what to say to end the argument?
How to Change Minds About Our Changing Climate dismantles all the most pernicious misunderstandings using the strongest explanations science has to offer. Armed with airtight arguments, you'll never be at a loss for words again-no matter how convincing or unexpected the misconception you're faced with.