Our Place: Can we Save Britain'S Wildlife Before it is too Late? download free [PDF and Ebook] by Mark Cocker

Our Place: Can we Save Britain'S Wildlife Before it is too Late? download free [PDF and Ebook] by Mark Cocker year 2018
  • Book name: Our Place: Can we Save Britain'S Wildlife Before it is too Late?
  • Author: Mark Cocker
  • Release date: 2018/4/12
  • Publisher: VINTAGE PUBLISHING
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Science and Geography
  • ISBN: 9780224102292
  • Rating: 8.78 of 10
  • Votes: 759
  • Review by: Paislee Bolt
  • Review rating: 8.13 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/9/13
  • Total pages: 352
  • Includes a PDF summary of 29 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: Environmental thought and politics have become parts of mainstream cultural life in Britain. The wish to protect wildlife is now a central goal for our society, but where did these `green' ideas come from? And who created the cherished institutions, such as the National Trust or the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, that are now so embedded in public life with millions of members?From the flatlands of Norfolk to the tundra-like expanse of the Flow Country in northern Scotland, acclaimed writer on nature Mark Cocker sets out on a personal quest through the British countryside to find the answers to these questions. He explores in intimate detail six special places that embody the history of conservation or whose fortunes allow us to understand why our landscape looks as it does today. We meet key characters who shaped the story of the British countryside - Victorian visionaries like Octavia Hill, founder of the National Trust, as well as brilliant naturalists such as Max Nicholson or Derek Ratcliffe, who helped build the very framework for all environmental effort. This is a book that looks to the future as well as exploring the past. It asks searching questions like who owns the land and why? And who benefits from green policies? Above all it attempts to solve a puzzle: why do the British seem to love their countryside more than almost any other nation, yet they have come to live amid one of the most denatured landscapes on Earth? Radical, provocative and original, Our Place tackles some of the central issues of our time. Yet most important of all, it tries to map out how this overcrowded island of ours could be a place fit not just for human occupants but also for its billions of wild citizens.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 22H
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Wildlife: General Interest, Conservation Of Wildlife & Habitats, Countryside, Country Life
  • Available formats: WORD, AZW3, PDF, MobiPocket, DOC, EPUB, TXT, TCR. Compressed in TAR.XZ, ZIP, ARC, RAR, TAR.7Z
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  • Format: Hardback
  • Approximate value: 26.74 USD
  • Dimensions: 162x240x34mm
  • Weight: 573g
  • Printed by: Jonathan Cape Ltd
  • Published in: London, United Kingdom
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