Delightful book about encouraging a young daughter's love of nature.
A nice book book, particularly if you are the parent of a young child. In it, conservationist John Lister-Kaye describes his exploits in the wild with his young daughter, encouraging the love she already had for the natural world. There are a couple of hair-raising moments, particularly one involving a seal. The only downer: my paperback version was printed on extremely crappy paper, with extremely miserly margins, which made reading the book surprisingly difficult. I am fed up of poorly produced books. Had I known in advance, I would have bought the Kindle version.
Actually, no, that wasn't the only downer. Very early on in the book, Lister-Kaye repeats the tired (and totally incorrect) observation that 'there is little place for wonder in science'. I do wish people wouldn't spout such nonsense. What do they think makes people decide to become scientists in the first place?
But don't let that put you off: Nature's Child is still a very nice book.
- Buy from Amazon.co.uk
- Buy from Amazon.com
- …or, better still, buy or order a copy from you local, tax-paying independent bookshop—they could do with the help.