Still Water: The Deep Life of the Pond




      Still Water: The Deep Life of the Pond
The Pond Nothing in the countryside is humble or valuable It s the moorhen s reedy home, the frog s ancient breeding place, the kill zone of the beautiful dragonfly More than a hundred rare and threatened fauna and flora depend on it Written in gorgeous prose, Still Water tells the seasonal story of the wild animals and plants that live in and around the pond, from the mayfly larvae in the mud to the patrolling bats in the night sky above It reflects an era before the water was polluted with chemicals and the land built on for housing, a time when ponds shone everywhere like eyes in the land, sustaining life for all, from fish to carthorse Still Water is a loving biography of the pond, and an alarm call on behalf of this precious but overlooked habitat Above all, John Lewis Stempel takes us on a remarkable journey deep, deep down into the nature of still water. Free Read [ Still Water: The Deep Life of the Pond ] by [ John Lewis-Stempel ] – heartforum.co.uk

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      Still Water: The Deep Life of the Pond
 By John Lewis-Stempel IBN : 1473542529 Format : ebook – heartforum.co.uk
  • ebook
  • 304 pages
  • Still Water: The Deep Life of the Pond
  • John Lewis-Stempel
  • English
  • 14 April 2017
  • 1473542529

10 thoughts on “ Still Water: The Deep Life of the Pond

  1. Rebecca says:

    Ponds What s not to like Lewis Stempel publishes way too much I d prefer a well honed, concise yet brimming nature memoir from him every few years rather than a loose, free association one on a narrow theme once or twice a year But there s no denying he s made a tidy little industry of writing about his S...

  2. Paul says:

    Every village of any note used to have its church, pub and pond, but it has been a long while since I have seen a pond in a village, and even though some have become clogged with silt, there are still a substantial number left Even a small pond can support a surprising amount of life There are the obvious frogs and toads and the other amphibians, but on top of that, there are all the insects and invertebrates, leeches, and all manner of birdlife Mammals too rely on ponds for water and opportu Every village of any note used to have its church, pub and pond, but it has been a long while since I have seen a pond in a village, and even though some have become clogged with silt, there are still a substantial number left Even a small pond can support a surprising amount of life There are the obvious frogs and toads and the other amphibians, but on top of that, there are all the insects and invertebrates, leeches, and all manner of birdlife Mammals too rely on ponds for water and opportunities to eat some of the other wildlife there.A pond is Bigger t...

  3. ⋟Kimari⋞ says:

    You might also enjoy Braiding Sweetgrass The Wood The Life Times of Cockshutt Wood The Wild Places Notes From Walnut Tree Farm Eager The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers High Tide in Tucson Pilgrim at Tinker Creek Swampwalker s Journal ...

  4. Kim Horrod says:

    Beautifully written and wonderfully informative, only 4 stars merely because I amnot quite so interested in ponds as I am in other areas of nature and nature writing.If you are fascinated by stickle backs and pond life this is a wonderful read.

  5. Ivan Monckton says:

    Beautifully written, as always with Lewis Stempel s books, but I struggled with, and was irritated by, the constant flitting from his Herefordshire farm pond to a mill pond in France What was the point

  6. 5greenway says:

    Love these books A sense of being in good company from the first sentences.

  7. Becky says:

    Wonderful

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