The Natural History of the Hedgerow: And Ditches, Dykes and Dry Stone Walls

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Hardback available (2016). Paperback due March 2017

  • Author: Wright, J.
  • Date Pub: 2017 03 (Mar)
  • ISBN: 9781846685521 / 9781846685538
  • Stock: Hardback in Stock. Paperback not yet published, due May, available to preorder.
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This is a guide to hedgerows past and present. John Wright describes their origins and long history in the life of the countryside, their natural history, the crafts involved in their planting and maintenance, and the huge variety in their ages, sizes, shape, composition and functions. He looks too at the drystone walls of Scotland, Devon, Cornwall, the Cotswolds, and the north of England, some of which date back thousands of years.

John Wright's account is a fascinating amalgam of natural and cultural history brought vividly to life by his intimate knowledge of the countryside. The characteristic landscapes of the British regions, the hedgerow and dry-stone crafts, and every species described in the book are illustrated with photographs, almost all taken by the author.

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Hardback
320 pages, col. photos, b&w illus.
216 x 135 mm

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