Into the Tangled Bank

£9.99

It’s often said that the British are a nation of nature lovers; but what does that really mean? For some it’s watching racer snakes chase iguanas on TV as David Attenborough narrates, a visit to the zoo to convene with the chimps; for others it’s a far-too-ambitious clamber up a mountain, the thrilling spectacle of a rare bird in flight. Lev Parikian sets out to explore the many, and particular, ways that he, and we, experience the natural world beginning face down on the pavement outside his home, then moving outwards to garden, local patch, wildlife reserve, craggy coastline and as far afield as the dark hills of Skye.

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LONGLISTED FOR THE 2021 WAINWRIGHT PRIZE FOR NATURE WRITING 

‘Funny, accessible and full of wonders’ Melissa Harrison, author of The Stubborn Light of Things

Lev Parikian is on a joyful journey to discover the quirks, habits and wonders of how we experience nature.
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It’s often said that we’re a nation of nature lovers, but what does that really mean?

Lev Parikian sets out to explore the many ways that he, and we, experience the natural world – from pavement to garden and from wildlife reserve to far-flung island.

He visits the haunts of famous nature lovers to examine their insatiable curiosity; meets ramblers, birders and den-builders; and gets up close and personal with the nature he finds everywhere – including the kitchen sink.

Open a window, hear the birds calling and join this warm and generous journey into the tangled bank.
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‘If, like me, you’ve got more *into nature* in the last few months, but sometimes feel a bit excluded by nature writing, then this book will make you feel included and welcomed.’ Tracey Thorn

‘A witty, touching and profound book about one man’s burgeoning relationship with the natural world – and it’s also a joy to read.’ Stephen Moss

‘Lev’s endearing child-like joy at even the smallest of encounters is infectious.’ BBC Wildlife Magazine

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Weight 0.31 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 2.5 cm
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Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

288

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

508.092 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K