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Summary

Optimistic field notes from the new normal for nature.

One thing has become clear this year - we need nature more than ever. And although the natural world has never been more under pressure, there are still reasons to be hopeful.

Through personal stories, conservation breakthroughs and fascinating scientific discoveries, Back to Nature captures the essence of how we feel about the wildlife outside our windows. From the resurgence of storks in Britain to lesser horseshoe bats returning to the Isle of Man, to what we can do to encourage wildlife into our own spaces, whether that's a woodland, a garden, a balcony or our streets, it explores the wonder and the solace of nature and the ways in which we can connect with it.

©2020 Chris Packham and Megan McCubbin (P)2020 Hodder & Stoughton Ltd

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Transported to a childhood world

It has been the greatest pleasure to listen to Chris and Megan’s new book. I have looked forward to it for months. The language is beautiful, poetic, I have have connected absolutely to your intoxication with nature. Thank you. All of you have inspired me to write my own book and nature podcast. Thank you

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Great listen

Makes you want to do more and it did to me. I put a pond in my garden half way through listening.

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Informative, passionate & in line with other data

I've read Wilding and Rebirding & others of that ilk, and this falls in line in terms of data, information and passion. 5* for sure.

Superb narration from both and fascinating science. Heartbreaking yet hopeful.

Highly recommended!

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Stop the Rot and unleash the wildlings

Listened and took notes! Already active but getting more active and plans for making a difference are coming to frutition! Unlock this country and we will unleash!!

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Call to action

An inspiring look at the state of nature in the UK. If we are to have any hope for the wildlife and the environment of our country then surely this is where we must begin. I suspect that a lot of people are going to be upset by this book because this pair of brilliant campaigners and activists have systematically and intrinsically laid out the blueprint for the restoration of nature here i he UK.
This book should shock us all into action.

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Depressing but should be read by everyone

The most depressing book I have listened to , but a book that should be read by everyone to highlight our own destruction. Particularly if you have children or grandchildren this is the book that should make you change and demand change.

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a call to action

this is a look at the state of wildlife and the climate by two people who are totally passionate about it. there are interesting facts and it asks you to ask questions of yourself as to what you can and should do. I enjoyed the juxtaposition of the two authors' voices and it was an absorbing listen. highly recommended.

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Required reading !

This is a beautifully written and narrated book with a real message for our times. Chris is ,as always, very honest in his assessment but also hopeful. Easy reading and listening which should be considered as a text for high schools as it covers science, ethics, politics and society to name a few curricular areas. Well done Chris and Megan .

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Politicians and business leaders should listen to this.

This book and the things it’s about should also be a significant part of all business courses in schools and universities.
It has has been clear to me for years that politicians (other than the Green Party) and the leaders of big businesses put money and profits above everything else. They are killing the planet.
It’s time to change and change from the bottom up because they’re not doing it from the top.
It’s time fir direct (peaceful) action.

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Chris Packham for Prime Minister

A great listen, brutally honest assessment of the state of Wildlife and conservation in the UK. Superbly read by Chris and Megan.

Really makes you sit up and think about our future and the need to act now.

People like Chris and Megan should be in charge of environment and climate policy, not suits who have zero training or knowledge.

I totally recommend this book.