Friday, August 28, 2020

Earth Almanac: A Year of Witnessing the Wild, from the Call of the Loon to the Journey of the Gray Whale

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Earth Almanac is a fascinating and engaging glimpse into an environmentalist's observations recorded over the course of a year by Ted Williams. Due out 29th Sept 2020 from Storey Publishing, it's 256 pages and will be available in paperback, audio, and ebook formats.

The book is full of unadorned small vignettes full of observations about nature, wildlife, and plants. The author's recollections are grouped roughly by season: winter, spring, summer, and fall. The writing is gentle, accessible, self-reflective, and comforting. This would make a superlative read in odd moments sitting by a wood fire.

The text is enhanced by small monochrome illustrations of birds, flowers, insects, and other nature subjects. The book also includes an abbreviated resources and links lists along with an index.

Five stars. Recommended for smallholders, readers of natural history, nature lovers, and anyone who needs a quiet comfort read.

Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.

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