The Garden Jungle - Dave Goulson

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The Garden Jungle - or Gardening To Save Our Planet

Dave Goulson


'The Garden Jungle is an eye-opening book and Goulson's enthusiasm is infectious.  This is a man you'd just love to visit your garden and show you its invisible wonders' The Times

'Exquisite...should be read by every gardener in the country' Observer 

Goulson's humorous, knowledgeable and enthusiastic style makes The Garden Jungle a wonderful introduction to the hundreds of small creatures with whom we live cheek-by-jowl and of the many ways that we can encourage them to thrive. 

The book is about the wildlife that lives right under our noses, in our gardens and parks, between the gaps in the pavement, and in the soil beneath our feet.  Dave Goulson gives us an insight into the fascinating and sometimes weird lives of these creatures, taking us burrowing into the compost heap, digging under the lawn and diving into the garden pond. He explains how our lives and ultimately the fate of humankind are inextricably intertwined with that of earwigs, bees, lacewings and hoverflies, unappreciated heroes of the natural world. 

For anyone who has a garden, or cares about our planet, we reckon this book makes excellent reading.

About The Author

Dave Goulson studied biology at Oxford University and is now Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Sussex. He has spent the last twenty years studying bumblebees, and has published over 250 scientific articles on their biology. He founded the Bumblebee Conservation Trust in 2006. He is the author of the Sunday Times bestsellers The Garden Jungle and A Sting in the Tale, which was also shortlisted for the 2013 Samuel Johnson Prize, A Buzz in the Meadow and Bee Quest.

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