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From front cover of 'The man who ate the zoo' by Richard Girling, published by Chatto & Windus.

Frank Buckland: 'the man who ate the zoo'

Martin Spray

8th November 2016

As Victorian eccentrics go, Frank Buckland was a prime specimen, writes Martin Spray. But this new book about his rich and remarkable life is much more than a collection of anecdotes about his extraordinary doings, his inordinate curiosity about the natural world, and the animals he kept - and ate: a stimulating companion for wet days, cold evenings and wakeful nights. more...
Artisanal fishing nets at the Cobb, Lyme Regis, Lyme Bay. Photo: geograph.org.uk via Wikimedia Commons.

Simplifying the sea - ecocide in the English Channel

Horatio Morpurgo

25th July 2014

A new report on the Channel's fisheries is a timely reminder of the ecological trend to 'simplification' as whole trophic levels are stripped away by over-exploitation, writes Horatio Morpurgo. Yet the government's profit-focused vision of 'sustainability' is missing the essential element - allowing the recovery of marine ecosystems. more...
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Five of the best... British natural history museums

Gervase Poulden

26th August, 2011

Don’t despair if this weekend turns out to be a washout; the UK’s natural history museums are the perfect place to spend a rainy afternoon. Gervase Poulden has five of the best more...
Ortas exhibition

Art for the Amazon: Natural History Museum uses art to tackle eco-crisis

Sam Phillips

12th October, 2010

A new exhibition draws inspiration from the plight of the Amazon and uses artwork to suggest and inspire creative solutions to an impending environmental catastrophe more...
The Nature Book, by Marianne Taylor

The Nature Book: What it is and how it lives

Emma Bocking

3rd December, 2009

At times awkwardly funny, informative and charming, Marianne Taylor's book is an easy first step into British natural history more...
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Set in Stone

Emily Young

1st November, 2007

The loveliness, power and strength in stone is the raw beauty of Nature herself. In every piece of stone there is a story told more magnificent than any creation myth; a story that shocked and astonished the Christian geologists of late-1700s England when they first started to decipher, through the fossil record, the history of life on Earth. more...

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