Human, Nature by Ian Carter looks at how we interact with wildlife and the ways in which this can make our lives richer and more fulfilling.
Written for anyone with an interest in nature and wild places, the book sets out to uncover the intricacies of the relationship between humans and nature and tackles controversial topics such as invasive species, rewilding and reintroductions.
Praise for Human, Nature:
‘This book is a highlight of my non-fiction reading this year to date. Thought provoking, accessible and beautifully written, it is one of the best accounts I have ever read of the complex relationship between humans and wildlife, celebrating the huge benefits it can bring and full of wise comment on the dilemmas it often poses.’
—Jonathan Elphick, Natural history author and editor
'A wonderful collection of heartfelt, insightful essays – each one like a privileged chat about the highs, lows and many conundrums of three decades working with nature, from one of its most personable and pragmatic champions. We need people like Ian.’
—Dr Amy-Jane Beer, naturalist, writer and campaigner
‘It has been a real pleasure for me as a country-dweller to read Ian Carter's work, because he somehow tells it like it is more than any other rural writer I know... Mr Carter knows the countryside... What he describes is not a fancied landscape cloaked with nostalgia or the ethereal pastures of the far-fetched poet, but a very real place in which birds fly and die in equal measure.’
—Martin Hesp, journalist and novelist
‘A wise, thoughtful and very readable series of essays from someone who spent his working life at the forefront of nature conservation, and has now shared his accumulated wisdom with the rest of us.’
—Stephen Moss, author and naturalist