London is a Forest

London is a Forest
Author: Paul Wood
Publsiher: Hardie Grant Publishing
Total Pages: 177
Release: 2022-06-23
Genre: Nature
ISBN: 9781787138988

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Exploring the rich diversity of London through a series of urban forest trails, this new, expanded edition of London is a Forest uncovers the fascinating stories and secrets the city holds. Through seven carefully devised paths, author Paul Wood explores the urban forest's geography, its past and future, and looks at the remarkable variety of life supported in this unique metropolitan ecosystem. For curious Londoners and anyone who’s fascinated by nature, a wealth of arboreal details, history, myth and anecdotes are revealed along the way. Complementing the trails, Wood looks in more detail at the fascinating stories of some of the iconic, and some of the less obvious species that define the urban forest. In London, 9 million people are crammed into just 600 square miles alongside 8.5 million trees. According to one UN definition, this makes the city a forest. The Forestry Commission agree, describing London as the world’s largest urban forest. And a particularly diverse and historic urban forest at that.

London is a Forest

London is a Forest
Author: Paul Wood
Publsiher: Hardie Grant Publishing
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2019-05-02
Genre: Nature
ISBN: 9781787133426

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Can a city be a forest? At first glance, this does not chime with our childhood idea of the ‘wild wood’ – a dark entanglement of trees, where humans fear to tread. But a forest does not need to be dense and impenetrable, and it’s not unheard of for people to live in them either. In London, 8.6 million people are crammed into just 600 square miles alongside 8.3 million trees, and millions upon millions of other plants, insects and animals. According to one UN definition, this makes the city a forest. The Forestry Commission agree, describing London as the world’s largest urban forest. And it’s a very special, urban forest at that. Following a number of trails through the rich diversity of London, this book looks closely at the urban forest, our relationships with it and attitudes towards it and will uncover the fascinating stories and secrets it holds. Through these paths that meander through the urban forest, author Paul Wood explores its geography, its past and future, and looks at the remarkable variety of life supported in this unique metropolitan ecosystem. From the edgelands to the beating heart of the clamorous 21st century megacity, a wealth of arboreal details, history, legend and anecdotes will be revealed along the way. You’ll discover some of the species found here, and the people who have helped to shape this remarkable environment over many centuries. Complementing the trails, Wood looks in more detail at the fascinating stories of some of the iconic, and some of the more hidden species that define the urban forest. These include familiar tree species like the London Plane, Oaks, Cherries and Hornbeam, alongside the rare Wild Service Tree and the surprising Tree of Heaven. Other inhabitants of the forest such as parakeets, urban foxes and, of course, humans are also featured.

LONDON S STREET TREES

LONDON S STREET TREES
Author: PAUL. WOOD
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 1916045332

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The Forest

The Forest
Author: Edward Rutherfurd
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 785
Release: 2013-06-12
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780804151023

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER • “Rutherford brings England’s New Forest to life” (The Seattle Times) in this companion to the critically acclaimed Sarum From the time of the Norman Conquest to the present day, the New Forest, along England’s southern coast, has remained an almost mythical place. It is here that Saxon and Norman kings rode forth with their hunting parties, and where William the Conqueror’s son Rufus was mysteriously killed. The mighty oaks of the forest were used to build the ships for Admiral Nelson’s navy, and the fishermen who lived in Christchurch and Lymington helped Sir Francis Drake fight off the Spanish Armada. The New Forest is the perfect backdrop for the families who people this epic story. The feuds, wars, loyalties, and passions of many hundreds of years reach their climax in a crime that shatters the decorous society of Bath in the days of Jane Austen, whose family lived on the edge of the Forest. Edward Rutherfurd is a master storyteller whose sense of place and character—both fictional and historical—is at its most vibrant in The Forest. “As entertaining as Sarum and Rutherford’s other sweeping novel of British history, London.”—The Boston Globe

Raising a Forest

Raising a Forest
Author: Thibaud Herem
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2018-04
Genre: Tree planting
ISBN: 1908714522

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A personal story detailing an illustrator's love affair with trees and his attempts at raising them in his back garden.

The Forest City Killer

The Forest City Killer
Author: Vanessa Brown
Publsiher: ECW Press
Total Pages: 439
Release: 2019-10-04
Genre: True Crime
ISBN: 9781773053974

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Dig deep into the unsolved murder of Jackie English and join the hunt for a serial killer Fifty years ago, a serial killer prowled the quiet city of London, Ontario, marking it as his hunting grounds. As young women and boys were abducted, raped, and murdered, residents of the area held their loved ones closer and closer, terrified of the monster — or monsters — stalking the streets. Homicide detective Dennis Alsop began hunting the killer in the 1960s, and he didn’t stop searching until his death 40 years later. For decades, detectives, actual and armchair, and the victims’ families and friends continued to ask questions: Who was the Forest City Killer? Was there more than one person, or did a depraved individual commit all of these crimes on his own? Combing through the files Detective Alsop left behind, researcher Vanessa Brown reopens the cases, revealing previously unpublished witness statements, details of evidence, and astonishing revelations. And through her investigation, Vanessa posits the unthinkable: is it possible that the Forest City Killer is still alive and, like the notorious Golden State Killer, a simple DNA test could bring him to justice?

A Forest With No Trees

A Forest With No Trees
Author: Peter Hey
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2015-10-30
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 1517461618

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'I don't remember yesterday. It's a lie, of course. What I mean is, I remember so very little.' A broken man meets the woman he has been searching for all his life but loses her in someone else's past. Is she gone forever, or can he find her again? And can she save him? A story of redemption and rebirth, and of a half-forgotten history. The debut novel by Peter Hey travels back from modern day London to the bleak moors of industrial Lancashire around the time of the First World War. The story weaves compellingly as the lead character, Tom Haworth, seeks to explain his seemingly delusional world spanning two lives and a hundred years. Inspired by a gravestone in a remote Pennine cemetery, this story had been nagging at the author for over a decade. Eventually he gave in.

Out of the Woods

Out of the Woods
Author: Luke Turner
Publsiher: Greystone Books Ltd
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2021-05-25
Genre: Nature
ISBN: 9781771647243

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“Out of the Woods is a brave and beautiful book, electrifying on sex and nature, religion and love. No one is writing quite like this.”— Olivia Lang, author of The Lonely City In this highly original work of nature writing and memoir, a young man explores his shifting sexual identity and troubled family history against the backdrop of a sprawling urban forest in London. In the wake of a significant breakup, Luke Turner is visited by familiar demons, including depression and guilt surrounding his bisexual identity, experiences of sexual abuse, and confusion brought on by an intensely religious upbringing. With nowhere to turn, Turner seeks refuge in London’s Epping Forest, where unexpected, elusive threats seem to have replaced its former comforts. No stranger to compulsion, Turner finds himself repeatedly drawn to the woods, eager to uncover its secrets and investigate an old family rumor of illicit behavior that once happened there. Away from a society that still cannot cope with the complexities of masculinity and sexuality, Turner finally begins to find acceptance among the trees as he reconciles external expectations with his own way of being.