Wildwood (Paperback)

A Journey Through Trees

By Roger Deakin

Free Press, 9781416595328, 390pp.

Publication Date: December 1, 2010

List Price: 24.99*
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Roger Deakin's exploration of our relationship with trees is autobiography, history, traveller's tale and incisive work of natural history. It will take you into the heart of the woods where we go 'to grow, learn and change'.

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