The Natural History Of Churchyards

Buczacki, Stefan

£15.00

From the earliest Pagan sites to modern urban cemeteries, burial grounds have always enjoyed a sacred, protected status in the history of society. Consequently they have become tranquil oases in which wildlife can flourish – a microcosm of the natural habitat long since disappeared from the surrounding area. In ‘Earth to Earth’, Professor Stefan Buczacki uncovers the wild animals and plants that thrive amongst the headstones, from the graveyard beetle to the mighty yew. He also explores the history of churchyards and the landscape, as well as what can be done to conserve them for future generations.

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Publish Date: 01/03/2018

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From the earliest pagan sites to modern urban cemeteries, burial grounds have alwaysenjoyed a sacred, protected status in the history of society. Consequently they have becometranquil oases in which wildlife can flourish – a microcosm of the natural habitat long sincedisappeared from the surrounding area. 

In Earth to Earth, Professor Stefan Buczacki uncovers the wild animals and plants that thriveamongst the headstones, from the graveyard beetle to the mighty yew. He also explores thehistory of churchyards and the landscape, as well as what can be done to conserve themfor future generations. Accompanied by specially commissioned illustrations by Felicity Price-Smith and selectedquotations, this beautiful gift book reveals the natural secrets to be found in God’s Acre.

Additional information

Weight 404 g
Dimensions 193 × 140 × 20 mm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Hardback

Pages

112

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

718 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K