George Monbiot is always original - both in the intelligence of his opinions and the depth and rigour of his research. In this unusual book he presents a persuasive argument for a new future for the planet, one in which we consciously progress from just conserving nature to actively rebuilding it (Brian Eno)
A Book of Revelations for our times (Farley Mowat)
Feral has really opened my mind to the history and possibilities of our landscape. It reflects a very real need in us all right now to be released from our claustrophobic monoculture and sense of powerlessness. To break the straight lines into endless branches. To free our land from its absent administrators. To rewild both the landscape and ourselves. It is the most positive and daring environmental book I have read. In order to change our world you have to be able to see a better one. I think George has done that (Thom Yorke)
Part personal journal, part rigorous (and riveting) natural history, but above all unbridled vision for a less cowed, more self-willed planet, this is a book that will change the way you think about the natural world, and your place in it. Big, bold and beautifully written, his vision of a rewilded world is, well, truly captivating (Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall)
It could not be more rigorously researched, more elegantly delivered, or more timely. We need such big thinking for our own sakes and those of our children. Bring on the wolves and whales, I say, and, in the words of Maurice Sendak, let the wild rumpus start (Philip Hoare Sunday Telegraph (Book of the Week))
This is prose style as auditory experience; what majesty the eye notes in the landscape is echoed in the vocabulary. ... This is nature writing prepared to go off at a tangent when it needs to, prepared to explore the byways of our passions. Yes, there is a wildness here and it's a welcome one (Independent)
George Monbiot studied zoology at Oxford, and has spent his career as a journalist and environmentalist, working with others to defend the natural world he loves. His celebrated Guardian columns are syndicated all over the world. He is the author of the bestselling books Captive State, The Age of Consent, Bring on the Apocalypse and Heat, as well as the investigative travel books Poisoned Arrows, Amazon Watershed and No Man's Land. Among the many prizes he has won is the UN Global 500 award for outstanding environmental achievement, presented to him by Nelson Mandela.
George Monbiot's 'Feral' tells the story of his relationship with nature and rewilding, as well as offering the reader a real insight into the practicalities of the process. Read morePublished 9 days ago by E
Down with conservation: bring back nature and let it take its course!
How exciting it would be if the author had his way and Britain were to be 'rewilded' whilst we're... Read more
Excellent. Informative, challenging and entertaining. It prompted me to reconsider the way I see the British and European countryside.Published 25 days ago by Andy Skuce
Monbiot gives a series of eloquent, unusually detailed accounts of his little adventures in wilderness areas. Read morePublished 29 days ago by Brian Griffith
Some reviewers have scolded Monbiot for his personal touch in the poetic prose, which I did not expect at all, and which impressed me with its power. Read morePublished 1 month ago by J. Golden
Excellent, very important, well explained, meticulously researched thought altering work from a brilliant man who is so original, intelligent, passionate and knowledgeable in his... Read morePublished 1 month ago by alteridem
Excellent book. It will change your view on every aspect of environmentalism from conservation to it's current political handling and even the history of the natural world in... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Matt