Meadowland The Private Life of an English Field [E–book/E–pub]

Meadowland The Private Life of an English Field

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Environment left to its own devices and inds a balance and that which Is Controlled And Suppressed controlled and suppressed is deficient in so much lifeLewis Stempel s passion or this land his land is apparent all the way through the book If you want to understand just how complex a simple meadow actually is this is well worth reading Beautiful beautiful nature writing and lovely illustrations The old ways do not seem so mad in an ancient landscape where I can barely see one electric lightand I can hold in my cupped hand the eternal peace of night This book is so beautifully written that I know I will be tracking down his other books If you want to read a book about a piece of If you want to read a book about a piece of where the writer is truly in love with that piece of land then this is the book The Single Girl's Guide to Marrying a Man, His Kids, and His Ex-Wife: Becoming a Stepmother with Humor and Grace for you So many people will probably come across a meadow and see only aield so When Red Cried Wolf few are going to see things through the eyes of John Lewis Stempel His knowledge of all the types of animalslowers bugs and even grasses is incredible Whenever I read a nature book I try to remember one thing and then go and identify it in the wild this time around I am ocusing on the awesome sounding Wolf Spider I get them in my garden and will now be able to identify them as I save my wife and eldest daughter rom being eaten alive by one of themYou can t help but compare this book with Roger Deakin s Notes The World in the Curl: An Unconventional History of Surfing from Walnut Tree Farm and whilst they are a similar blend of nature musings poetry and life on thearm each author has such a strong voice they Song of the Forest feel so different Deakin wrote a lot of his book whilst sat at his desk indoors John Lewis Stempel is outside in the meadowor the whole of the book The level of detail in this book is greater too who knew there was so much life in a cow patBlog post is here. Among others Their births lives and deaths are stories that thread through the book rom irst page to lastIn Meadowland Lewis Stempel does A Constellation of Vital Phenomena for meadows what Roger Deakin didor woodland and rivers in his bestselling books Wildwood and Waterlo. ,
Ooks like a regular ield It has a hedge around it and it is ull of grass with some muddy patches near the Sextasy: Master the Timeless Techniques of Tantra, Tao, and the Kama Sutra to Take Lovemaking to New Heights feeding troughs and the gateAnd you would think that is it But it isn t trust me on this it really isn t Thisield is teeming with lifeThere are the red kites easting on wild and domesticated animals the badgers that patrol the Field The Playful Fox Cubs The Hidden Moles Visible the playful ox cubs the hidden moles visible only their that try and consume the thousands of earthworms that populate the soil and the beasts that he rears Still Life with Chickens: Starting Over in a House by the Sea for market But the star of this book is the grasses and plants that populate hisield and the insect and bird life it supports Where he is IN HEREFORD IT IS FORTUNATE THAT Hereford it is Paradox Bound fortunate that has not sufferedrom the effects of the industrial arming process that other parts of the country have and the diversity of the wildlife in his ield is greater than it would be elsewhere But his land has not been immune to change there have been some losses such as the corncrake and there are no doubt others Through his lyrical and occasionally poetic prose Lewis Stempel really brings his unspoilt small patch of England into crystal clear STFU, Parents: The Jaw-Dropping, Self-Indulgent, and Occasionally Rage-Inducing World of Parent Overshare focus Written as diary entries through a single year he writes about other events and local characters that orbit and swirl though his life about the history of the lands around as well as the weather a hugely importantactor or any armer He has an eye Syncopated: An Anthology of Nonfiction Picto-Essays for detail too this book isull of the minutiae of the things happening in this Are All Guys Assholes?: More Than 1,000 Guys in 10 Cities Reveal Why They're Not, Why They Sometimes Act Like They Are, and How Understanding Their ... Will Solve Your Guy Drama Once and For All fieldrom the differences and textures of the grasses to the way that everything is interdependent and reliant on each other all the way up and down the What a Lass Wants food chain He uses the phrase a lawn is a meadow in captivity which is a perfect way of summing up the difference between a natural. Cowslips in spring to the hay cutting of summer and grazing in autumn and includes the biographies of the animals that inhabit the grass and the soil beneath the badger clan theox amily the rabbit warrenthe skylark brood and the curlew pair. A Mexican Hooker few months ago a GRriend reviewed this book and it sounded like just the sort of thing I d love Sadly when trying to locate a copy I ound out it isn t readily available in the US I m still copy I ound out it isn t readily available in the US I m still as to why an e book isn t available but I also know nothing about copyright and publishing laws and business arrangements When I traveled to the UK a The Thirteen-Gun Salute few weeks ago this book and aew others were top on the list of souvenirs to bring home This book was a pure joy to read John Lewis Stempel is a keen observer who has the patience and the passion to see in nature what so many others would miss He has a deep rooted connectedness to the land throughout every season His writing is exuisite and by use of all of his senses he transports his readers to that English meadow in Herefordshire In an age when so many books about the earth are bleak and leave readers with a Suspicion at Seven: A Lois Meade Mystery feeling of despair Lewis Stemple manages to addresses ecological concerns but keeps theocus on celebrating the beauty and natural rhythms of his ield I dog eared at least 3 dozen pages and underlined numerous passages so I could easily ind them in the The Day Fidel Died future As a closing thought I will share theollowing To stand alone in a ield in England and listen to the morning chorus of the birds is to remember why life is preciousI will proselytize on behalf of the dawn chorus If you rise at dawn in May you can savour the world before the pandemonium din of the Industrial Revolution and 247 shoppingThere s an evening chorus too and it is best enjoyed on a day like this when the light is seductive in white veils and there is enough moisture in the dusk air to intensify the loral incense of the spring meadowOh the joy to be alive in England in Meadowland once May is here It just What really goes on in the long grass Meadowland gives an uniue and intimate account of an English meadow’s life rom January to December together with its biography In exuisite prose John Lewis Stempel records the passage of the seasons rom.