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By John Wright

ISBN-10: 1846685532

ISBN-13: 9781846685538

It is hard to think about a extra necessary 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 accumulating wayside nettles for soup, so much people are ignorant of particularly how profoundly hedgerows have formed the heritage of our panorama and our fellow species.

One of Britain's most sensible identified naturalists, John Wright introduces us to the usual and cultural background of hedges (as good as ditches, dykes and dry stone partitions) - from the arriving of the 1st settlers within the British Isles to the trendy day, after we have eventually began to recognize the significance of those detailed ecosystems. His intimate wisdom of the geographical region and its population brings this consultant to lifestyles, no matter if discussing the abilities and craft of hedge upkeep or the wealthy number of animals, crops, algae and fungi who name them domestic.

Informative, functional, unique and richly illustrated in color all through, A traditional background of the Hedgerow is a ebook to stuff into your pocket for kingdom walks in each season, or to take pleasure in in wintry weather prior to a roaring fire.

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