Wild city

£9.99

The badgers of Brighton’s most exclusive postcode. The water voles of Glasgow. The Black Country bats who have found a haven in old industrial tunnels. The frogs and newts which thrive in the shadow of Peterborough’s industrial estates. The peregrine falcons nesting on the ledges of tower blocks. The suburban stronghold of Britain’s endangered red squirrels. The mosquitoes found on the London Underground and nowhere else on earth. In ‘Wild City’, Florence Wilkinson takes us on a fascinating journey into why we should engage with our fellow urban species.

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A deeply evocative, highly descriptive and thoroughly enjoyable plunge into Britain’s urban wildlife with an authentically hopeful message‘ Geographical Magazine

City-dwellers, it’s time to meet your neighbours.

In Wild City Florence Wilkinson takes us on a fascinating journey into why we should engage with our fellow urban species, from the badgers of central Brighton, to tunnel-dwelling Black Country bats to the mosquitoes found on the London Underground and nowhere else on earth.

She shares what we might see – if we only take the time to look – and how nature is adapting to human-engineered environments in unexpected and ingenious ways.

This gorgeously lyrical book invites us to celebrate the natural world, while also offering a clear-eyed glimpse into the challenges faced by urban plants and animals as cities grow and sprawl.

Florence proposes a compelling manifesto for city wildlife, suggesting how we might take action to protect the often-overlooked residents who live alongside us.

‘Wild City is as bright and hopeful as a dandelion springing up through the crack between pavings‘ Hannah Bourne Taylor

‘An enjoyable and timely reminder that we are never alone‘ Tristan Gooley

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Weight 0.24 kg
Dimensions 19.6 × 12.6 × 2.4 cm
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