The Armchair Naturalist : How to be Good at Nature without Really Trying, Hardback Book

The Armchair Naturalist : How to be Good at Nature without Really Trying Hardback

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If only everything in the countryside came with helpful name tags and instructions attached, knowing stuff about nature would be child's play. Until that day, "The Armchair Naturalist" is at hand to guide even the most urban of settlers in the ways of Britain's flora and fauna. Teeming with illustrations, The Armchair Naturalist will transform you overnight into an expert on anything Mother Nature may throw at you, from funny animals to fir trees, cows to cowslips, blue tits to bluebells, toads to toadstools, and much more besides.Astonish your friends as you plunge your hands into nettles without being stung. Be secretly amazed at your newfound talent for predicting the weather, befriending seabirds, and knocking up a nourishing breakfast from even the most unpromising undergrowth.


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A great book that reminded me of my interest in natural history. It's written very well, full of mild humour and quiet instruction. Johnson doesn't lecture, but he illustrates and explains clearly and amicably. The art is pleasant and very skillful, and he alternates topics fairly well to avoid you losing interesting. A fine book for readers of any age. Best for patchwork reading, not something to plunge through.

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