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Wildwood by Roger Deakin
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Jan 14, 2010

it was amazing
bookshelves: non-fiction, to-buy, nature
Read in July, 2009

I read this book on the recommendation of Geoff Manaugh, the founder of (which is fantastic, by the way,a blog devoted to ‘architectural conjecture, urban speculation and landscape futures’) I am very glad that I found it. Not only is it fantastically well written, but it is such a simple and honest book about the pleasures of the woodlands, and of the experience of being in and around trees. For a seemingly limited topic, he covers a remarkable amount of ground, literally in some cases; visiting walnut forests in Kazakhstan, picking bush-plums with Aborigines in Australian outback, and even visiting the wood veneer production at the Jaguar factory in Coventry, UK. A wonderful, gentle, life-affirming book, made bittersweet by the death of the author, Roger Deakin, shortly after he finished writing it.
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