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By John Wright

It is tough to think about a extra indispensable 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 folks are ignorant of rather how profoundly hedgerows have formed the heritage of our panorama and our fellow species.

One of Britain's top identified naturalists, John Wright introduces us to the normal and cultural heritage 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, once we have ultimately began to know the significance of those distinctive ecosystems. His intimate wisdom of the geographical region and its population brings this advisor to lifestyles, even 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, enjoyable and richly illustrated in color all through, A normal heritage of the Hedgerow is a ebook to stuff into your pocket for state walks in each season, or to get pleasure from in iciness prior to a roaring fire.

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