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By John Wright

It is tough to think about a extra crucial image of the British nation-state than the British Hedgerow, bursting with blackberries, hazelnuts and sloes, and residential to oak and ash, box mice and butterflies. yet up to we would dream approximately foraging for mushrooms or gathering wayside nettles for soup, so much folks are ignorant of really how profoundly hedgerows have formed the heritage of our panorama and our fellow species.

One of Britain's top recognized naturalists, John Wright introduces us to the typical and cultural historical past of hedges (as good as ditches, dykes and dry stone partitions) - from the coming of the 1st settlers within the British Isles to the trendy day, after we have eventually started to understand the significance of those exact ecosystems. His intimate wisdom of the nation-state and its population brings this advisor to existence, even if discussing the talents and craft of hedge upkeep or the wealthy number of animals, vegetation, algae and fungi who name them domestic.

Informative, useful, pleasing and richly illustrated in color all through, A average background of the Hedgerow is a publication to stuff into your pocket for state walks in each season, or to get pleasure from in wintry weather prior to a roaring fire.

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