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Return to My Trees Notes from the Welsh Woodlands

Nature Writing
By: Matthew Yeomans(Author)
240 pages, 1 b/w map
Return to My Trees
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  • Return to My Trees ISBN: 9781915279149 Hardback Sep 2022 Not in stock: Usually dispatched within 1-2 weeks
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When and how did we humans lose our connection with nature – and how do we find it again?

Matthew Yeomans seeks to answer these questions as he walks more than 300 miles through the ancient and modern forests of Wales, losing himself in their stories (and on the odd unexpected diversion, too).

Return to My Trees weaves together history and folklore with tales of industrial progress and decay. On his journey, he visits landmarks that once were home to ancient Druids, early Celtic saints, Norman Lords and the great mining communities that reshaped Wales. He becomes immersed in the woodlands that inspired the country's great legends. At one point he even stumbles upon a herd of television-watching cows.

As Yeomans walks, he reflects on these woods' uncertain future, his own relationship with nature and the global problems we need to solve if humans are to truly make peace with the natural world, from tree planting in ways that are actually beneficial to the environment and local communities to embedding the value of nature into our financial and economic systems.

The result is a fascinating and funny adventure that offers insight into the past, present and future of Wales's woodlands and shows what the rest of the world can learn from them.

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Matthew Yeomans is a writer and the author of four books. As a journalist, he was written about the environment, sustainability, travel and business for publications both in the USA and UK, including the Guardian, The Atlantic Monthly, National Geographic, Travel & Leisure, and the Village Voice, where he was a senior editor and helped shape environmental and political coverage. Matthew has also been a contributor to the Rough Guide travel book series and has taught writing and journalism at New York University and Cardiff University School of Journalism, Media and Culture.

Nature Writing
By: Matthew Yeomans(Author)
240 pages, 1 b/w map
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"If the Wales coast path is about walking the shape of a nation, this book is about walking its heart and soul. In this delightful exploration of a potential Welsh National Forest Trail, the author sheds new light on Wales’ identity and mythologies through its trees both absent and present. Crammed full of things you never knew, this is a joyous journey of the mental and physical release brought about by walking and nature."
– Jane Davidson author of #futuregen: Lessons from a Small Country

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