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Field Study: Meditations on a Year at the Herbarium

by Humphreys, H.

  • Hardback £16.95
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  • Catalogue No : 46975
  • ISBN : 9781770415348
  • Published : OCT 2021
  • Cover : Hardback
  • Pages : 232

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The author discovers her local herbarium and realizes that we need to look for beauty in whatever nature we have left - no matter how diminished. Award-winning poet and novelist Helen Humphreys returns to her series of nature meditations in this gorgeously written and illustrated book that takes a deep look at the forgotten world of herbariums and the people who amassed collections of plant specimens in the 19th and 20th centuries. From Emily Dickinson’s and Henry David Thoreau’s collections to the amateur naturalists whose names are forgotten but whose collections still grace our world, herbariums are the records of the often-humble plants that are still with us and those that are lost. Over the course of a year, Humphreys considers life and loss and the importance of finding solace in nature.

Illustrated throughout with images of herbarium specimens, Humphreys’s own botanical drawings, and archival photographs, this will be the perfect gift for Humphreys’s many fans, nature enthusiasts, and for all who loved Birds Art Life.

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