EARTH TO EARTH: A Natural History of Churchyards


EARTH TO EARTH: A Natural History of Churchyards

STEFAN BUCZACKI    Book Number: 89282    Product format: Hardback

The botanist Professor Buczacki is known to a wide public from Gardener's Question Time and here he looks at how churchyards have become wildlife oases and advises on how to keep them so. This beautiful book is illustrated with colour photos and more than 100 watercolours by Felicity Price-Smith and chapters include Churchyards In History, In the Landscape, The Churchyard Yew, Lichens, Mammals, Reptiles and Amphibians, Birds and Small Creatures and The Future of Churchyards. Lovely quotations pepper the text like Neruda's 'Cemetery of kisses, there is still fire in your tombs, still the fruited boughs burn, pecked at by birds' to 2007 with Raymond Foss's 'Tactile memories in cemetery stones visual reflections of the times the ages in which the country knew imagery of hell, of heaven, of lives that were lived...' From the earliest pagan sites to modern urban cemeteries, each is a microcosm of the natural habitat long-since disappeared from the surrounding area. Buczacki uncovers the wild animals and plants that thrive among the headstones, from the graveyard beetle to the mighty yew tree. A beautifully designed book with pagemarker, 160pp, colour.
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ISBN 9781910787748
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