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eBook Nature's Child download

by John Lister-Kaye

eBook Nature's Child download ISBN: 0316727318
Author: John Lister-Kaye
Publisher: Time Warner Books Uk (April 2004)
Language: English
Pages: 256
ePub: 1657 kb
Fb2: 1321 kb
Rating: 4.3
Other formats: lit lrf azw rtf
Category: Math Sciences
Subcategory: Biological Sciences

Lister-Kaye has a unique way of observing and describing nature; it’s as if I am right alongside him on his journeys. It's a book to read and re-read.

Lister-Kaye has a unique way of observing and describing nature; it’s as if I am right alongside him on his journeys. A highly recommended nature book from one of the UK's top nature writers.

Lister-Kaye's seventh book is the sequel to Song of the Rolling Earth, 'Nature's Child – Encounters with . In 1983 John Lister-Kaye was awarded the Wilderness Society's Gold Award for environmental education for the work of his field studies centre.

His eighth is 'At the Water's Edge' published by Canongate in 2010, subtitled 'A Personal Quest for Wildness.

As I write Hermione's twelfth year is drawing to a close. Frog spawn is nurtured into tadpoles, fledgings are rescued and mostly raised to adulthood, life lessons are learned. It's worthy if a little old fashioned. The years of innocence are waning. But we have had the good fortune to live through a period when a child's mind is wide open and as absorbent as a sponge. Blessed years of exploration and discovery, fat and full of the natural world, which surrounds her here. the mountains and forests and ospreys, eagles, otters and pine martens of a beautiful land.

John Lister-Kaye: Nature’s Child. Encounters with Wonders of the Natural World

John Lister-Kaye: Nature’s Child. Encounters with Wonders of the Natural World. I don’t know if it’s only because my copy (inexplicably) smells of mushrooms, but this book has an autumnal, poignant feel to it – a perfect read, then, now that the days are turning so cold I had to dig up my woollen hats and mittens from the bottom of the wardrobe.

Nature's Child: encounters with wonders of the natural world By John Lister-Kaye Little, Brown pound;16. For Sir John Lister-Kaye, though, for one golden period in his life, in the late 1990s, everything came out right. One of the true joys of teaching is that you get to guide children through the same discoveries - first encounters with everything from familiar songs and nursery rhymes to the intricacies of planetary motion - that have shaped your own world of understanding and enjoyment. So when the teacher says: "It keeps me young," it's a truth that's rather more literal than you might think.

John at the Edinburgh Book Festival today to launch his new book, The Dun Cow Rib. Event dates will be posted when confirmed so watch this space in case there is an event near you. Canterbury is the first one on 5th September. 0 pm at Waterstones book store.

'As I write Hermione's twelfth year is drawing to a close. The years of innocence are waning. But we have had the good fortune to live through a period when a child's mind is wide open and as absorbent as a sponge. Blessed years of exploration and discovery, fat and full of the natural world, which surrounds her here ...the mountains and forests and ospreys, eagles, otters and pine martens of a beautiful land.' NATURE'S CHILD is John Lister-Kaye's account of bringing up his daughter to appreciate the nature around her so beloved to himself. It is also a moving meditation on that world, and on their relationship, as he shows her how caterpillars metamorphose into moths; how beavers build dams in Norway; how half a million sea birds migrate to Shetland once a year to breed; how white rhinos behave in the wilds of Swaziland; how baby polar bears are raised on an archipelago in the Arctic Ocean. As John puts it: 'Life is a collection of fragments of time charged with deeply personal sensation and meaning ...we had watched polar bears for a few minutes, but the recollection of those images are locked in for life. What is love if not time given in joy and delight?'
Comments: (2)
X-MEN
Came promptly. Very pleased -book is nice & clean.
Buzatus
I came to this book shortly after reading the author’s “Song of the Rolling Earth”, doubting if the author could maintain such superbly high standards. I was not disappointed. Wonderful, exhilarating, charming, humorous, profound, challenging … and that just describes the first chapter! Lister-Kaye has a unique way of observing and describing nature; it’s as if I am right alongside him on his journeys. It's a book to read and re-read.

A highly recommended nature book from one of the UK's top nature writers.