To see accurate pricing, please choose your delivery country.
 
 
United States
£ GBP
All Shops
We're still open for business - read our EU and Covid-19 statements

British Wildlife

8 issues per year 84 pages per issue Subscription only

British Wildlife is the leading natural history magazine in the UK, providing essential reading for both enthusiast and professional naturalists and wildlife conservationists. Published eight times a year, British Wildlife bridges the gap between popular writing and scientific literature through a combination of long-form articles, regular columns and reports, book reviews and letters.

Subscriptions from £40 per year

Conservation Land Management

4 issues per year 44 pages per issue Subscription only

Conservation Land Management (CLM) is a quarterly magazine that is widely regarded as essential reading for all who are involved in land management for nature conservation, across the British Isles. CLM includes long-form articles, events listings, publication reviews, new product information and updates, reports of conferences and letters.

Subscriptions from £18 per year
Academic & Professional Books  Habitats & Ecosystems  Forests & Wetlands

Teaching the Trees: Lessons from the Forest

By: Joan Maloof
156 pages, b/w illus
Teaching the Trees: Lessons from the Forest
Click to have a closer look
Select version
  • Teaching the Trees: Lessons from the Forest ISBN: 9780820329550 Paperback Jun 2007 Usually dispatched within 1-2 weeks
    £16.95
    #166491
  • Teaching the Trees: Lessons from the Forest ISBN: 9780820327433 Hardback Jul 2005 Out of Print #157413
Selected version: £16.95
About this book Customer reviews Related titles

About this book

In this curio cabinet of natural-history essays, biologist Joan Maloof embarks on a series of lively, fact-filled expeditions into forests of the eastern United States. Through Maloof's engaging, conversational style, each essay offers a lesson in stewardship as it explores the interwoven connections between a tree species and the animals and insects whose lives depend on it - and who, in turn, work to ensure the tree's survival. Never really at home in a laboratory, Maloof took to the woods early in her career. Her enthusiasm for firsthand observation in the wild spills over into her writing, whether the subject is the composition of forest air, the eagle's preference for nesting in loblolly pines, the growth rings of the bald cypress, or the gray squirrel's fondness for weevil-infested acorns. With a storyteller's instinct for intriguing particulars, Maloof expands our notions about what a tree "is" through her many asides - about the six species of leafhoppers who eat only sycamore leaves or the midges who live inside holly berries and somehow prevent them from turning red. As a scientist, Maloof accepts that trees have a spiritual dimension that cannot be quantified. As an unrepentant tree hugger, she finds support in the scientific case for biodiversity. As an activist, she can't help but wonder how much time is left for our forests.

Customer Reviews

By: Joan Maloof
156 pages, b/w illus
Media reviews
These are parables to live with, offered by a storyteller-biologist who is one part Thoreau on fruits, one part Alcock on insects, and one part Rilke on poetry. - Gary Paul Nabhan, author of Cross-Pollinations "In Teaching the Trees, Joan Maloof combines science, heart, and spirit as a wonderful reminder of how important, special, and sacred trees are to us and to our world. Use this book as your call to action to conserve, protect, and restore our Earth's trees and forests." - Julia Butterfly Hill, environmentalist activist and founder, Circle of Life"
Current promotions
British WildlifePrincetonCollins Birds of the World - 30% off pre-orderOrder your free copy of our 2021 equipment catalogues