Still Water: The Deep Life of the Pond




      Still Water: The Deep Life of the Pond
______________BEST BOOKS FOR NATURE LOVERS 2019 Daily MailBEST NATURE BOOKS OF THE YEAR, 2019 The Times and Irish IndependentA beautifully written celebration of one of the natural world s most fertile founts of biodiversity and artistic inspiration A call to arms. The TimesThe 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 [ author ] John Lewis-Stempel [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] – heartforum.co.uk

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  • ebook
  • 304 pages
  • Still Water: The Deep Life of the Pond
  • John Lewis-Stempel
  • English
  • 08 May 2018
  • 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 Shropshire farm and its surroundings Here he compares his local pond with one in Argenton, western France, where he s gone to look into organic agriculture He describes the pond and its 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 Shropshire farm and its surroundings Here he compares his local po...

  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 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 ...

  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 A Wetlands Year A Naturalist at Large The Best Essays of Bernd Heinrich The Wood for the Trees Life in the Garden Down to the River and Up to the Trees You might also enjoy Braiding Sweetgrass The Wood The Life Times of Cockshutt Wood The Wild Places Notes Fro...

  4. Gareth Evans says:

    There is much to enjoy in this book I learned much duck decoys, the blood month, the backswimmer and muchI enjoyed the references to farm life I didn t enjoy thelyrical writing and always find poetry i...

  5. 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.

  6. 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

  7. 5greenway says:

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

  8. Liberty says:

    A defence of farming, not a piece of Nature Writing at all.

  9. Lindsey says:

    Very interesting and worth reading Would have given it 4 stars, but there was just too much poetry for my taste.

  10. Becky says:

    Wonderful

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