With wonderful nature photography, this book includes a wide-ranging collection of essays from new and established voices writing about nature, environment, conservation, biodiversity and the challenges that London faces to protect green spaces from urban development as well as the drive towards rewilding.
The first in a series of books about London’s wildlife, this edition focuses on the green spaces of North, South and West London, stretching from Richmond Deer Park to Ruislip Woods, and featuring Bushy Park, Barnes wetlands, Kew Gardens, Gunnersbury Triangle, Crane Park, Chiswick House and many others.
James Yates is an award-winning photographer who lives in Chiswick and shoots wildlife photos in west London. Photographic Awards include:International Garden Photographer of the Year 2018,2019, 2020
Sue Lindenberg’s photos feature regularly in magazines in West London and on the website for the Royal Parks. You can find out more on Instagram@SueLind7
Ian Alexander writes the ObsessedByNature blog and has written for the London Wildlife Trust. His book “An English Love Affair with Nature” tells the story of the English people’s long, tangled and passionate romance, how we fell in love, and why we are still obsessed by nature.
Reviews of Ian’s book:
“This book offers a delightful journey around the British imagination, with unexpected and thoughtful observations revealed in every passing meadow and hedge. I have really enjoyed reading this – Ian Alexander writes beautifully, and the book has an impressive scope.” –Bill Adams, Moran Professor of Conservation and Development at University of Cambridge
“The English Love Affair with Nature is ‘a delightful journey around the British imagination…. We are smitten.” – Scottish Islander Explorer
Susanne has written about culture and the outdoors intersecting around the world for publications including Guardian newspaper, The New York Times, BBC Travel, BBC Earth, BBC Countryfile, BBC Wildlife, Red Bull Adventure, Outdoor Swimmer, Distiller ….. some examples are below, also see my wildlife column and features on orchids.
Her book Wild Waters: a wildlife and water lover’s companion to the aquatic world is about wild swimming and having an awareness of wildlife.
A Review of Susanne’s book:
“This is a book for those who like swimming in the sea, lakes and rivers and might be interested in the wildlife that they come across, rather than a guide to aquatic life for the naturalist. On that basis I think it does a good job and works well. For those who plunge literally headlong into the water but want to dip their toe figuratively into wildlife then this is a gentle, coaxing and accessible introduction.” — by Mark Avery, RSPB Conservation Director