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Nature's Child - John Lister-Kaye

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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

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'Nature writing of the highest order' - EVENING TELEGRAPH

ISBN: 9780349117607
ISBN-10: 0349117608
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 3rd March 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.6  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.23
Edition Number: 1