Wild China


Synopsis: An in-depth look at some of China's most impressive natural sites such as the ancient Han kingdom, the Mongol steppes, the Silk Road and the Tibetan Plateau. 

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Visually stunning presentation of th wild life and wild place of China. 

Crow Planet by Lynda Haupt


Picked this book up as something to read on a recent trip and  enjoyed the natural history and personal naturalist memoir.

At times it reads like Thoreau musing about the view out the window, yet in an urban setting. 

A surprising amount of information is packed in this small volume. 

We can learn much about human relations by observing crows and ravens. 


In The Company of Crows and Ravens is  comprehensive and illustrated with beautiful pen and ink drawings. I read this when it was first published in 2007 and was captivated by crows and ravens ever since. The Corvus  genus are highly intelligent and one of most closely connected species to humans.

Happy Birthday W. H. Auden

Collected Poems
By W. H. Auden

I love his possession of the English language and ability to make me see and feel things differently. This is his definitive collection after decades of edits and revisions.