Author Profile: Richard Mabey
Richard Mabey is a writer and broadcaster with a special interest in the relations between nature and culture. His books include Food For Free and Flora Britannica as well as his award-winning biography of Gilbert White, and his recent memoir Nature Cure, which was shortlisted for both the Whitbread and Ondaatje prizes. He is Vice-President of the Open Spaces Society and lives in Norfolk.
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Nature Writers - Hymn to Biodiversity • Richard Mabey
Issue 255 • July/August 2009 • Sacred Planet > Regulars > Nature Writers
The hypnotic rhythms and luminous incantations of the 18th-century poet Christopher Smart.
Tongues in Trees • Richard Mabey
Issue 250 • September/October 2008 • Indigenous Intelligence: Diverse Solutions for the 21st Century > Undercurrents
Diversity is like language: it is alive and constantly changing.
A personal tribute to the nightingale.
The Secret Life of Trees by Colin Tudge
We have scarcely begun to understand the intricacy of the biosphere.
THE LIE OF THE LANDSCAPE • Richard Mabey
A reflection on the tradition of landscape painting in Britain.
A Sense of Place • Richard Mabey
Issue 222 • January/February 2004 • Natural Governance > Regulars > A Sense of Place
BIOPHOBIA • Richard Mabey
Issue 220 • September/October 2003 • Science and Spirituality > Feature Articles
The trivialisation of nature.
A VILLAGE VOICE • Richard Mabey
Issue 202 • September/October 2000 • Homage to Gaia > Feature Articles
People are drawn to the countryside to experience its unique rhythms.