Fortey is a wonderful writer and the subject, how geology affects the plant life and people around it is interesting to me. He sticks to the little things, houses and gardens and landscape. It’s a very sweet and pleasant read, or would have been, had I lived nearer the source.
It was frustrating to have to look up so many plants and local terms, it really was hard to get through parts, although, since I had the internet at my fingertips, it was possible. I’m not sure what it would have been like to read it in the days before the pocket computer. The book needed illustrations. I would still recommend it for those who love the natural sciences.
- Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: PIMLICO - TRADE; 1 edition (15 July 1994)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0712660402
- ISBN-13: 978-0712660402
- Product Dimensions: 18.4 x 2.7 x 24.5 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 748 g
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