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The Garden Jungle: or Gardening to Save the Planet

The Garden Jungle: or Gardening to Save the Planet (Paperback)

By Goulson, Dave

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The Garden Jungle is about the wildlife that lives right under our noses, in our gardens and parks, between the gaps in the pavement, and in the soil beneath our feet. Wherever you are right now, the chances are that there are worms, woodlice, centipedes, flies, silverfish, wasps..., beetles, mice, shrews and much, much more, quietly living within just a few paces of you. Dave Goulson gives us an insight into the fascinating and sometimes weird lives of these creatures, taking us burrowing into the compost heap, digging under the lawn and diving into the garden pond. He explains how our lives and ultimately the fate of humankind are inextricably intertwined with that of earwigs, bees, lacewings and hoverflies, unappreciated heroes of the natural world. The Garden Jungle is at times an immensely serious book, exploring the environmental harm inadvertently done by gardeners who buy intensively-reared plants in disposable plastic pots, sprayed with pesticides and grown in peat cut from the ground. Goulson argues that gardens could become places where we can reconnect with nature and rediscover where food comes from. With just a few small changes, our gardens could become a vast network of tiny nature reserves, where humans and wildlife can thrive together in harmony rather than conflict. For anyone who has a garden, and cares about our planet, this book is essential reading.
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ISBN 9781784709914
Released NZ 2 Apr 2020
Publisher Vintage
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781784709914
Stock Available
Status Indent title (sourced internationally), usually ships 4-6 weeks post release/order
Publisher Vintage
Imprint Vintage
Released 2 Apr 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Goulson, Dave
Category Gardening
Natural History: Insects & Spiders
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 18mm
Dewey Code 635
Weight 202g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Organic gardening, Biodiversity conservation, Gardening to attract wildlife
NBS Text Gardening
ONIX Text General/trade

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