Our Place

£9.99

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.

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‘Essential reading for anybody who cares about the future’ Henry Marsh, *New Statesman Books of the Year*

A radical examination of Britain’s relationship with the land by one of our greatest nature writers.

**SHORTLISTED FOR THE WAINWRIGHT GOLDEN BEER BOOK PRIZE 2019**

The British love their countryside more than almost any other nation, yet they live in one of the most denatured landscapes on Earth. From the flatlands of Norfolk to the tundra-like expanse of the Flow Country in northern Scotland, Mark Cocker sets out on a personal quest through the British countryside attempting to solve this puzzle. Radical, provocative and original, Our Place tackles some of the central issues of our time whilst mapping out a future in which this overcrowded island of ours could be a place fit not just for human occupants but also for its billions of wild citizens.

‘A tour de force? By turns hopeful, melancholy, humorous and heartfelt’ BBC Wildlife Book of the Month

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Weight 0.245 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 2.1 cm
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Cover

Paperback

Pages

xiii, 338

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

333.95160941 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K