BRITAIN'S ANCIENT FOREST: Legacy & Lore SIGNED COPIES


BRITAIN'S ANCIENT FOREST: Legacy & Lore SIGNED COPIES

JULIAN HIGHT    Book Number: 87322    Product format: Hardback

Four years in the making, a spectacular tour of Britain's ancient forest told through its surviving ancient trees - living links to the ancient forest and Britain's rich history. The book is complemented by original, instrumental forest music recorded through the seasons, available via mp3 download (or optional CD) Coit Mawr - the Great Wood. Written to accompany the book its original music written and recorded by Julian reflecting seasons in the forest, with forest sounds recorded through the year weaved in to produce a unique forest soundtrack: Coit Mawr (spring), Madam Butterfly (summer), Into the Wild Part I (autumn), Into the Wild Part II (autumn) and Flight of the Mayqueen (winter). His World Tree Story (Self-published, 2015) which we previously stocked. Over the past 15 years Julian Hight has travelled widely, camera in hand, to document and tell the stories of historic ancient trees. Read the history in a geographical tour of flora and fauna, wildcats to Pipistrelle bats. Visit Burnham Beeches, Glen Affric and Braveheart trees, Warkworth Hermitage, Sherwood Forest, join in the Horn Dance on Wakes Monday, meet grand old veteran pines and ancient sweet chestnuts, visit Tintern Abbey and the Domesday Oak in Bristol, stroll through Windsor Great Forest and its monarchs' and muses' seats, prime hunting land not open to the public, dreaming and witching trees. St Michael's Mount "rising majestically out of the sea" and the Darley Oak proclaimed to be 11m (36ft) in circumference! "Local folklore grants a wish to those who pass through the hollow." Chair of Wessex Ancient Tree Forum, he presents regular talks, appeared as judge on Channel 4's Tree of the Year TV programme, and is a verifier for the Woodland Trust Ancient Tree Inventory. From the ancient wildwood, through working woodlands and royal forests, enclosed deer parks and landscaped manorial estates to modern plantation forestry and rewilding, the book is the little-told tale of an evolving landscape shaped by its wildlife, people and their relationship with trees. Told through history, lore and its unique surviving ancient trees, the book compares archive photographs often peopled and engravings with stunning contemporary photographs taken by the author often with his white Jack Russell. All copies SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. 304pp. Hardback, new full price. CD not enclosed with book.
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ISBN 9780993290626
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