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Flying In The Face Of Nature Simon Barnes

Flying In The Face Of Nature

Simon Barnes

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ISBN : 9780720720051
Hardcover
227 pages
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This is a book about a place - Minsmere - and about a belief - conservation.Simon Barnes spent twelve months at Britains leading nature reserve: four seasons of constant contact with its ninety-eight species of breeding birds and its people in oneMoreThis is a book about a place - Minsmere - and about a belief - conservation.Simon Barnes spent twelve months at Britains leading nature reserve: four seasons of constant contact with its ninety-eight species of breeding birds and its people in one of the countrys most special places. He spent hours with spectacular birds like marsh harriers and avocets: he made close field observations of extraordinary people like the Monk of Minsmere and the Dirty Harry of Conservation.Sizewell Nuclear Power Station stands hard by the reserve and often looks like a terrible threat to Minsmeres life. But this is not a book of doom and gloom. That is too easy an option. For even in the shadow of Sizewell, Minsmere is full of wonder and life.Hope can be found in the birds themselves, and in the people who make the reserve work: the eccentric, dedicated and wonderfully cheering people who work on the green front line.This is a book about Minsmere: it is also a book about everywhere. It looks at wild places and wild creatures, and at why we need them more and more with each passing year. A year in Minsmere shines like a beacon of hope: this book is a celebration of that hope.