"A companion to Waterlog, this will hopefully bring Deakin to the attention of American readers, who will find him a kindred spirit to Annie Dillard, Wendell Berry and other celebrants of the land."
, part Road to Oxiana
: The late British natural-history writer Deakin (Waterlog: A Swimmer's Journey Through Britain
, 1999) serves up an elegant meditation on trees and why they matter.
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