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Aug 22

18:30 - 19:30

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Thu

Aug 22

18:30 - 19:30

Book Wilding Online – Nature’s Ghosts

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Thu

Aug 22

18:30 - 19:30

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Come and join us online for the next in our Climate Action North series of Book Wilding events.

We are delighted to welcome Sophie Yeo, author of Nature’s Ghosts, who will be talking about her book, telling us the story behind it and also reading from the book.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Sophie Yeo is a writer and journalist based in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. She has written about nature and climate change for publications including The Washington Post, The Guardian and BBC Future. She is also the founder and editor of Inkcap Journal, a publication focusing on conservation in Britain, which won the Press Gazette Newsletter of the Year award in 2022.

BOOK DESCRIPTION:

What history can teach us about how to avoid ecological catastrophe

‘Sophie writes fantastically, chronicling the most important issues facing nature conservationists today.’ Chris Packham

For thousands of years, humans have been the architects of the natural world. Our activities have permanently altered the environment – for good and for bad.

In Nature’s Ghosts, award-winning journalist Sophie Yeo examines how the planet would have looked before humans scrubbed away its diversity: from landscapes carved out by megafauna to the primeval forests that emerged following the last Ice Age, and from the eagle-haunted skies of the Dark Ages to the flower-decked farms of more recent centuries.

Uncovering the stories of the people who have helped to shape the landscape, she seeks out their footprints even where it seems there are none to be found. And she explores the timeworn knowledge that can help to fix our broken relationship with the earth.

Along the way, Sophie encounters the environmental detectives – archaeological, cultural and ecological – reconstructing, in stunning detail, the landscapes we have lost.

Today, the natural world is more vulnerable than ever; the footprints of humanity heavier than they have ever been. But, as this urgent book argues, from the ghosts of the past, we may learn how to build a more wild and ancient future.

DRAKE THE BOOKSHOP is an independent book seller based in Stockton and are described by many as “The most magical little bookshop . . . a little piece of heaven in what can be a crazy world.” As our sponsor we are delighted to welcome Drake The Bookshop to this event and there is an opportunity to purchase a copy of the book via the link below:-

https://uk.bookshop.org/lists/book-wilding-a-series-of-seasonal-talks-with-climate-action-north

We look forward to seeing you there Book Wilders!

Climate Action North

Note: Zoom link will be sent out to attendees the day before the event takes place.