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- Profile Books 2010; US$ 11.98
Ever since the first human settlements 10,000 years ago, weeds have dogged our footsteps. They are there as the punishment of 'thorns and thistles' in Genesis and , two millennia later, as a symbol of Flanders Field. They are civilisations' familiars, invading farmland and building-sites, war-zones and flower-beds across the globe. Yet living so... more...
- HarperCollins 2011; US$ 10.64
?[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...
- Ebury Publishing 2010; US$ 14.09
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... more...
- 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...
- Transworld 2011; US$ 12.68
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...
- Random House 2011; US$ 14.09
In the last year of the old millennium, Richard Mabey, Britain's foremost nature writer, fell into a severe depression. The natural world ? which since childhood had been a source of joy and inspiration for him ? became meaningless. Then, cared for by friends, he moved to East Anglia and he started to write again. Having left the cosseting woods... more...
- Random House 2012; US$ 15.50
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...
- 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...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 7.04
Richard Mabey, one of Britain's leading nature writers, looks in A Good Parcel of English Soil at the relationship between city and country, and how this brings out the power of nature - part of a series of twelve books tied to the twelve lines of the London Underground, as Tfl celebrates 150 years of the Tube with Penguin Richard Mabey's A Good... more...
- Random House 2013; US$ 14.09
From ash die-back to the Great Storm of 1987 to Dutch elm disease, our much-loved woodlands seem to be under constant threat from a procession of natural challenges. Just when we need trees most, to help combat global warming and to provide places of retreat for us and our wildlife, they seem at greatest peril. But these dangers force us to reconsider... more...