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Still Water: The Deep Life of the Pond
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Still Water: The Deep Life of the Pond (Paperback)

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The Times and Irish Independent: BEST NATURE BOOKS OF THE YEAR



Great nature writing needs to be informative, detailed, accurate, lyrical, and, above all, to instil a sense of gratitude and wonder. John Lewis-Stempel succeeds in all these things triumphantly. From amorous toads to the eye-popping mating habits of water boatmen, a magical celebration of pond life by one of our finest, most evocative nature writers.' Daily Mail



Ponds: small bodies of water, both naturally formed and artificial, home to wondrous, multitudinous life-forms. Ponds define our childhood: frogspawn, goldfish, feeding the ducks, but also our village life, our farms, our landscape. And they are multi-layered - from carp circling the bottom to water boatmen, coot, and birds dragonflies overhead. In Still Water, John immerses himself in the murky depths, both literarily and figuratively, to explore the still waters of the British countryside through each month of the year.

Natural World & The EnvironmentThe environmentConservation of the environmentConservation of wildlife & habitatsNatural World & The EnvironmentThe natural world, country life & petsThe countryside, country lifeNatural World & The EnvironmentThe natural world, country life & petsThe Earth: natural history general Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd Publication Date: 05/03/2020 ISBN-13: 9781784162429  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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John Lewis-Stempel is a writer and farmer. His books include the Sunday Times bestsellers The Running Hare and The Wood. He is the only person to have won the Wainwright Prize for Nature Writing twice, with Meadowland and Where Poppies Blow. In 2016 he was Magazine Columnist of the Year for his column in Country Life. He lives in Herefordshire with his wife and two children.

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