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Nature's Ghosts by Sophie Yeo

Nature's Ghosts by Sophie Yeo

Model Number: 9780008559670

£22.00 GBP

Nature's Ghosts: The World We Lost and How to Bring it Back by Sophie Yeo

For thousands of years, humans have been the architects of the natural world.  Our activities have permanently altered the environment - for good and for bad.

In Nature's Ghosts, award-winning journalist Sophie Yeo examines how the planet would have looked before humans scrubbed away its diversity: from landscapes carved out by megafauna to the primeval forests that emerged following the last Ice Age, and from the eagle-haunted skies of the Dark Ages to the flower-decked farms of more recent centuries.

Uncovering the stories of the people who have helped to shape the landscape, she seeks out their footprints even where it seems there are none to be found.  And she explores the timeworn knowledge that can help to fix our broken relationship with the eart.

Along the way, Sophie encounters the environmental detectives - achaeological, cultural and ecologial - reconstructing, in stunning detail, the landscape we have lost.

Today, the natural world is more vulnerable than ever; footprints of humanity heavier than they have ever been.  But, as this urgent book argues, from the ghosts of the past, we may learn how to build a more wild and ancient future.