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The Garden Jungle Or Gardening to Save the Planet

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By: Dave Goulson(Author)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
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Read our Q&A with Dave Goulson. In this insighftul book, Goulson reveals how destructive many gardening practices are for local wildlife and how, with small changes, gardens could become wildlife havens.
The Garden Jungle
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Read our author interview with Dave Goulson on our blog.

The Garden Jungle is about the wildlife that lives right under our noses, in our gardens and parks, between the gaps in the pavement, and in the soil beneath our feet. Wherever you are right now, the chances are that there are worms, woodlice, centipedes, flies, silverfish, wasps, beetles, mice, shrews and much, much more, quietly living within just a few paces of you.

Dave Goulson gives us an insight into the fascinating and sometimes weird lives of these creatures, taking us burrowing into the compost heap, digging under the lawn and diving into the garden pond. He explains how our lives and ultimately the fate of humankind are inextricably intertwined with that of earwigs, bees, lacewings and hoverflies, unappreciated heroes of the natural world.

The Garden Jungle is at times an immensely serious book, exploring the environmental harm inadvertently done by gardeners who buy intensively reared plants in disposable plastic pots, sprayed with pesticides and grown in peat cut from the ground. Goulson argues that gardens could become places where we can reconnect with nature and rediscover where food comes from. With just a few small changes, our gardens could become a vast network of tiny nature reserves, where humans and wildlife can thrive together in harmony rather than conflict.

For anyone who has a garden, and cares about our planet, The Garden Jungle is essential reading.

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Biography

Dave Goulson studied biology at Oxford University and is now Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Sussex. He has spent the last twenty years studying bumblebees, and has published over 250 scientific articles on their biology. He founded the Bumblebee Conservation Trust in 2006. He is the author of the Sunday Times bestseller, A Sting in the Tale, which was shortlisted for the 2013 Samuel Johnson Prize, A Buzz in the Meadow and Bee Quest.

Nature Writing New SPECIAL OFFER
By: Dave Goulson(Author)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
NHBS
Read our Q&A with Dave Goulson. In this insighftul book, Goulson reveals how destructive many gardening practices are for local wildlife and how, with small changes, gardens could become wildlife havens.
Media reviews

"[...] a seething Serengeti lurks in many a back garden. Apiologist Dave Goulson's wonderful book encourages such richness by delivering solid science on garden wilding. [...]"
– Barbara Kiser, Nature 571(7765), July 2019

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