Wildwood (Paperback)

A Journey Through Trees

By Roger Deakin

Free Press, 9781416595328, 416pp.

Publication Date: December 1, 2010

List Price: 24.99*
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Praise For Wildwood: A Journey Through Trees

"...[Deakin is] a congenial traveling companion in an invigorating romp...His writing reflects that fresh and tentative spirit...contains nuggets of wood lore beyond its obvious uses for food, animal fodder and building material." -- The Washington Post



"...A rip-roaring yarn...To Deakin, trees represented life's possibilities for adventure, passion, freedom and prosperity...[An] ambling and inspired meditation on humanity's relationship with woods of all kinds..." -- San Francisco Chronicle



"...Deakin, a modern-day Thoreau, has an endearing affinity for the wildness of nature, and on page after page he brings to life the poetry of trees and finds beauty in a simpler, more agrarian lifestyle..." -- Wisconsin State Journal



"Roger Deakin is a latter-day Thoreau." -- Robert Macfarlane, author of The Wild Places



"Part Walden, part Road to Oxiana...this will hopefully bring Deakin to the attention of American readers who will find him a kindred spirit to Annie Dillard and Wendell Berry." -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)



"I have never read anything that better evokes the experience of wandering in woodland." -- The Independent



"Breathtaking" -- The Sunday Times



"A masterpiece which deserves to be read and reread." -- The Guardian



"An enchanting book, the prose is so alert and alive. Roger Deakin can be counted one of the greatest of all nature writers." -- The Mail on Sunday



"A work of immense charm and verbal brilliance." -- The Herald