To see accurate pricing, please choose your delivery country.
United States
All Shops

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 £33 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 £26 per year
Good Reads  Botany  Vascular Plants  Trees & Shrubs

Twilight of the Hemlocks and Beeches

Art / Photobook
By: Tim Palmer(Author)
180 pages, 105 colour photos, 2 colour maps
Twilight of the Hemlocks and Beeches
Click to have a closer look
  • Twilight of the Hemlocks and Beeches ISBN: 9780271079530 Hardback Aug 2018 In stock
Price: £29.95
About this book Customer reviews Biography Related titles

About this book

In this magnificently illustrated book, conservationist and celebrated outdoors photographer Tim Palmer launches us on a revealing journey among the hemlock and beech trees that have for millennia towered over America's eastern woodlands.

The eastern hemlock and North American beech once thrived from Maine to Georgia, casting shade on trout streams, nourishing wildlife large and small, and gracing uncounted valleys, mountainsides, parks, and backyards. These trees now face tragic decimation by exotic insects and pathogens. Palmer's photos record the splendor of the cherished hemlock and beech in the same way that pictures of iconic, historic buildings commemorate classic landmarks gone the way of the wrecking ball. And yet, as Palmer underscores in his final chapter, the lessons learned as we address the fate of these trees can help us chart a better course for all wooded landscapes in the years ahead. This story of loss, scientific inquiry, and prospective recovery is vital to understanding nature in our time.

As an act of artistic preservation, a report on the science vital to the survival of these trees, and a call to action, Twilight of the Hemlocks and Beeches assures a lasting legacy for this irreplaceable forest community. With more than one hundred exquisite full-color photographs, this book is a must-have for outdoor enthusiasts, natural historians, ecologists, and all lovers of nature.

Customer Reviews


Tim Palmer, an award-winning author and photographer, has written and photographed twenty-six books about the environment, forests, and adventure travel.

Art / Photobook
By: Tim Palmer(Author)
180 pages, 105 colour photos, 2 colour maps
Media reviews

"The noble beech and the mighty hemlock help define the forest I've spent my life wandering; that they are now facing ruin is one more sadness in the great sadness settling over the planet. One is enormously grateful to the author for capturing their meaning and beauty; we should do all that we can to keep them healthy."
– Bill McKibben, author of The End of Nature

"Palmer's prose is as vivid and beautiful as his photographs. Both capture and hold for future generations a little of what we are losing in our shady, magical beech and hemlock groves. This bittersweet celebration and elegy is not to be missed by anyone who loves nature."
– Ted Williams, environmental journalist

"Two of America's great trees are being crippled, leaving our forested landscape poised for transformation. The photos in this volume capture the majesty and singular role of the eastern hemlock and American beech in settings across their range, while the insightful text offers the detailed story of their lives and our future loss."
– David Foster, director of the Harvard Forest

"Tim Palmer's breathtaking photography perfectly captures the magic of Pennsylvania's state tree, whether seen in an ancient grove or meandering along streambanks and waterways in the Commonwealth. His images and prose will inspire us all to work on building resilience in adapting to the impacts of climate change and to do what we can to save these majestic trees."
– Cindy Adams Dunn, secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Current promotions
New and Forthcoming BooksNHBS Moth TrapBritish Wildlife MagazineBuyers Guides