The Living Landscape - How To Read And Understand It

Living Landscapes
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Patrick Whitefield
50 colour photographs and 140 line drawings

Being able to 'read' the landscape whilst on a walk makes a huge difference. It is like suddenly seeing the world in colour after being used to a lifetime of black and white.

The Living Landscape opens with a chapter on how to go about reading the landscape. The following chapters then look in detail at landscape formation, from rocks, through soil to vegetation and the intricate web of interactions between plants, animals, climate and people that makes the landscape around us.
Each chapter is interspersed with diagrams, sketches and notes.

The author shares a lifetime’s knowledge about the myriad interactions that go to make up the fascinating and varied landscapes we see all around us. Patrick will inspire you to reconnect with the land as a living entity, not a collection of different sceneries, and develop an active relationship with nature and the countryside.

This book invites you to actively engage with nature and experience it first hand. Understanding how landscapes evolves is a useful skill for landscape designers, farmers, gardeners and smallholders but it is also a life-enhancing skill all of us can enjoy. Patrick offers us the enduring pleasure that costs nothing and yet offers everything.