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by Roger Deakin
Roger Deakin's Wildwood is a much loved classic of nature writing From the walnut tree at his Suffolk home, Roger Deakin embarks upon a quest that takes him through Britain.
Roger Deakin's Wildwood is a much loved classic of nature writing. Wildwood is about the element wood, as it exists in nature, in our souls, in our culture and our lives.
Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. Here, published for the first time in the United States, is the last book by Roger Deakin, famed British nature writer and icon of the environmentalist movement.
Wildwood: a Journey Through Trees. ISBN 13: 9780241141847. Deakin lives in forest shacks, goes "coppicing" in Suffolk, swims beneath the walnut trees of the Haut-Languedoc, and hunts bushplums with Aboriginal women in the outback. As the world's forests are whittled away, Deakin's sparkling prose evokes woodlands anarchic with life, rendering each tree as an individual, living being.
Won't someone please, perhaps his friend Robert MacFarlane, go through Deakins papers so this book won't have to be his last? Another excellent book going undeservedly undernoticed and unsung. Believe it or not one of the best chapters is "Among Jaguars"-a chapter on automobiles in a book about trees; I squeal with delight! Find out a great deal about cricket bats and eel traps, and the Green Man, among other fascinating things. This book was a natural progression for the most rooted of writers
Wildwood: A Journey Through Trees. Hamish Hamilton £20, pp392. Shortly after he completed Wildwood, Roger Deakin, at 63, was diagnosed with a brain tumour. He died four months later, in August 2006. This book was a natural progression for the most rooted of writers. Following his aquatic journey across the Britain of 1996, Waterlog, in which he plunged into lakes and tarns and pools and rivers and evoked the special magic of each, Deakin conceived of this as another kind of log book, a total immersion in the 'fifth element', the world of wood.
Roger Deakin was a writer, broadcaster and film-maker with a particular interest in nature and the .
Roger Deakin was a writer, broadcaster and film-maker with a particular interest in nature and the environment. He completed the manuscript for Wildwood, his second book, just before he died in 2006. As the sub-title explains it's about Deakin's journeys through a wide variety of trees and woods in various parts of the world.
Home Outdoor Supplies Books Flora. Wildwood A Journey Through Trees by Roger Deakin. View all products by Roger Deakin. Wildwood is a remarkable celebration of the transforming magic of trees, exploring the 'fifth element' of wood as it exists in nature, in our souls, in our culture and our lives.
Deakin's book Wildwood appeared posthumously in 2007. Wildwood: A Journey Through Trees. Hamish Hamilton Ltd. ISBN 0-241-14184-2. It describes a series of journeys across the globe that Deakin made to meet people whose lives are intimately connected to trees and wood. In November 2008, Notes from Walnut Tree Farm was published to high critical appraisal .
Wildwood takes the form of an extended ramble, beginning in the New Forest where Deakin recalls his earliest forays . More than that still, it's about what the trees symbolise
Wildwood takes the form of an extended ramble, beginning in the New Forest where Deakin recalls his earliest forays into botany as a schoolboy, detailing all the different plants he and his friends could find while crawling on their hands and knees over small patches of ground: "Some of our projects. in Gulliver's Travels. This isn't simply a book about trees; it's about how you can learn to look closely at life. More than that still, it's about what the trees symbolise.