Field Notes From a Hidden City: An Urban Nature Diary - Esther Woolfson (Paperback) 06-02-2014 Short-listed for Ondaatje Prize 2014 (UK).

Field Notes From a Hidden City: An Urban Nature Diary - Esther Woolfson (Paperback) 06-02-2014 Short-listed for Ondaatje Prize 2014 (UK).

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Against the background of austere and beautiful Aberdeen, Woolfson observes the seasons, the streets and the quiet places of her city over the course of a year. She considers the geographic, atmospheric and environmental elements which bring diverse life forms together in close proximity, and in absorbing prose writes of the animals among us: the birds, the rats and squirrels, the spiders and the insects. Her close examination of the natural world leads her to question our prevailing attitudes to urban and non-urban wildlife, and to look again at the values we place on the lives of individual species.