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A BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week that has been hailed as 'Magnificent' by The Guardian and 'Remarkable... A compact classic!' by Bill McKibben. Anthony Doerr, the author of "All the Light We Cannot See," enthusiastically declares, 'I learned something new - and found something amazing - on every page.'
Within the pages of "Fen, Bog and Swamp," Pulitzer Prize-winning author Annie Proulx explores the world's most coveted and dependable natural resources: fens, bogs, swamps, and marine estuaries. She brings her profound insights and extensive research to shed light on their vital role in environmental preservation, juxtaposed with their tragic destruction driven by profit-seeking motives.
Proulx's journey takes us from the sixteenth-century fens of England to the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge in the United States. This book serves as both a revelatory historical account and a passionate call to action for wetland reclamation, all narrated by one of literature's most distinguished wordsmiths.
Esquire lauds it as 'A rousing call to action,' while the Telegraph's Richard Mabey describes it as 'Sparklingly furious ... with a profoundly positive message.' The Financial Times praises it as a 'haunting tribute' that provides a truly enjoyable reading experience.
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