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  • Weedsby Richard Mabey

    Profile 2010; US$ 14.38

    Weeds survive, entombed in the soil, for centuries. They are as persistent and pervasive as myths. They ride out ice ages, agricultural revolutions, global wars. They mark the tracks of human movements across continents as indelibly as languages. Yet to humans they are the scourge of our gardens, saboteurs of our best-laid plans. They rob crops of... more...

  • Weedsby Richard Mabey

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 12.99

    ?[A] witty and beguiling meditation on weeds and their wily ways?.You will never look at a weed, or flourish a garden fork, in the same way again.? ?Richard Holmes, author of The Age of Wonder ?In this fascinating, richly detailed book, Richard Mabey gives weeds their full due.? ?Carl Zimmer, author of Evolution Richard Mabey, Great Britain?s... more...

  • A Brush With Natureby Richard Mabey

    Ebury Publishing 2010; US$ 18.91

    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 definitive collection brings together his favourite pieces and presents a fascinating and inspiring view of the changing natural landscape in which we live. With marvellously... more...

  • The Perfumier and the Stinkhornby Richard Mabey

    Profile Books 2011; US$ 13.31

    In these elegant, short essays, revered nature writer Richard Mabey attempts to marry a Romantic's view of the natural world with that of the meticulous observations of the scientist. By Romanticism, he refers to the view that nature isn't a machine to be dissected, but a community of which we, the observers, are inextricably part. And that our feelings... more...

  • Fencing Paradiseby Richard Mabey

    Transworld 2011; US$ 13.08

    In this remarkable journal of visits to Eden, Mabey transports his reader from Cornwall to the Mediterranean to the Tropics, from Old World to New, from present to personal memory, to new perspectives on our collective artistic and emotional past. Sensuous and evocative, exquisitely written, his new book challenges the reader to look differently at... more...

  • Nature Cureby Richard Mabey

    Random House 2011; US$ 13.08

    In the last year of the old millennium, Richard Mabey, Britain's foremost nature writer, fell into a severe depression. For two years,he did little more than lie in bed with his face to a wall. He could neither work nor play. His money ran out. Worst of all, the natural world - which since childhood had been a source of joy and inspiration for him... more...

  • Wild Cookingby Richard Mabey

    Random House 2012; US$ 13.08

    Richard Mabey's sparky, offbeat book is about canny and inventive making-do, or 'busking in the kitchen'. Whether creating a cassoulet which uses English ingredients, making bread from chestnuts or slow-cooking a Peking duck in front of an ancient fan heater, he encourages us to be daring and imaginative in our cooking and our approach to food. ... more...

  • Food for Freeby Richard Mabey

    HarperCollins Publishers 2012; Not Available

    The classic foraging guide to over 200 types of food that can be gathered and picked in the wild, Food for Free returns in its 40th year as a sumptuous, beautifully illustrated and fully updated anniversary edition. more...

  • Food For Free (Collins Gem)by Richard Mabey

    HarperCollins Publishers 2012; Not Available

    The ideal portable companion, the world-renowned Collins Gem series returns with a fresh new look and updated material. more...

  • Turned Out Nice Againby Richard Mabey

    Profile Books 2013; US$ 11.98

    In his trademark style, Richard Mabey weaves together science, art and memoirs (including his own) to show the weather's impact on our culture and national psyche. He rambles through the myths of Golden Summers and our persistent state of denial about the winter; the Impressionists' love affair with London smog, seasonal affective disorder (SAD -... more...