On Nature by Caught by the River
Ramblings on the British Countryside. by Caught by the River

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A diverse and entertaining collection of writing examining and celebrating the British Countryside, from falconry to foraging and from the musings of a nighttime angler to tips for seasonal drinking.

LAND
Stuart Maconie (Radio 2) on hill walking / Wainwright walks
Nick Small (CAUGHT BY THE RIVER regular) how to get nature into your garden, no matter how urban it is
Richard King (Loops magazine editor) on the Winter Solstice and on the Summer Solstice
John Wright (www.wild-food.net/ on the basics of getting started in foraging
Bill Drummond (Damsons in Distress)
Dan Kieran (Crap Towns/I Fought The Law) on falconry

RIVER / INLAND WATERS
John Andrews (CAUGHT BY THE RIVER regular) on winter pike fishing
Jon Berry (CAUGHT BY THE RIVER regular) writing about the night from a fishermen's perspective, the sounds, shadows, the hallucinatory effects of sleep deprivation when the sun rises

COASTLINE
Ian Vince (The Lie of the Land) on the Jurassic coast and fossils
Martin Noble (British Sea Power) the Exmoor to Dartmoor coastal walk
Nick Hand (http://www.slowcoast.co.uk/) on what you see when cycling the entire coastline of the UK
Michael Smith (BBC4 Drivetime) on the coastline in the north of England

ISLAND LIFE
Sarah Boden (The Observer) on fleeing London to move and become a sheep farmer on Eigg

 

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Published June 23, 2011 by Collins. 339 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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This is a real pity, for some of the contributions to On Nature are among the finest examples of nature writing I have read for a long time.

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