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Mabey, Richard 1941-

Overview
Works: 161 works in 532 publications in 7 languages and 13,364 library holdings
Genres: History  Juvenile works  Biography  Pictorial works  Records and correspondence  Guidebooks  Folklore  Bibliography  Reviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Publisher, Author of introduction, zxx
Classifications: QH138.S4, 632.5
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Most widely held works about Richard Mabey
 
Most widely held works by Richard Mabey
Weeds : in defense of nature's most unloved plants by Richard Mabey( Book )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 916 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Weaving together natural history, botanical science and insight from his own travels, a nature writer reveals the many hidden truths behind these scourges of lawns and gardens, and explores how weeds have been portrayed from the Bible all the way to "Invasion of the Body Snatchers."
The cabaret of plants : forty thousand years of plant life and the human imagination by Richard Mabey( Book )

14 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 859 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Cabaret of Plants is a masterful, globe-trotting exploration of the relationship between humans and the kingdom of plants by the renowned naturalist Richard Mabey"--
Oak & company by Richard Mabey( Book )

14 editions published between 1982 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows an oak tree and its company of plants and animals from its beginning as an acorn to its death 282 years later
Food for free by Richard Mabey( Book )

26 editions published between 1900 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This new edition provides a portable guide for all those who enjoy what the countryside has to offer. Over 100 edible plants are featured together with recipes and other interesting culinary information. There is also advice on how to pick plus the countryside laws and regulations on picking wild plants. This ed. originally published: 2003
The New age herbalist : how to use herbs for healing, nutrition, body care, and relaxation by Richard Mabey( Book )

11 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Identifies hundreds of herbs, explains their main uses, and tells how to cultivate a herb garden
Flora Britannica by Richard Mabey( Book )

26 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Frampton flora by Richard Mabey( Book )

11 editions published between 1985 and 2007 in English and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford book of nature writing( Book )

11 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Man's fascination with the natural world is at least as old as Stone Age cave painting, and this book demonstrates the equal vividness with which writers have recorded their observations of the world around them since ancient times. In a wonderful overview of the subject, Richard Mabey charts the development of nature writing from the fabulous imaginings of the medieval bestiaries to the scientific preciseness and philosophical concerns of today's naturalists." "Gilbert White is only the best known of an honourable tribe of amateur naturalists whose voices are recorded here, in letters and journals and accounts of expeditions to far-flung regions. Here too are essays and diary entries by poets and novelists as diverse as Coleridge and Orwell, and the scientists, from Linnaeus to Lewis Thomas expressing their growing concern for the environment."--Jacket
Gilbert White : a biography of the author of The natural history of Selborne by Richard Mabey( Book )

18 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gilbert White was a scientist and poet who was acutely aware of the cultural and philosophical issues of his day. He gave up the chance of a prosperous living and marriage and devoted eighteen years to producing a book of discovery and originality. His detailed observations were cornerstones in the growth of ecology
Bugs Britannica by Peter Marren( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive look at invertebrates that proves it's the little things that count, this essential and accessible work on bugs is not a biological guide but a richly illustrated cultural one, seen through the eyes of writers, musicians, artists, and naturalists--from the great Tudor naturalist Thomas Muffet, father of Little Miss Muffet, to Irvine Welsh's talking tapeworm in "Filth"--As well as contributions by ordinary men and women who are fascinated by creepy crawlies of all kinds
Birds Britannica by Mark Cocker( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Birds Britannica is a publication of immense importance. Neither an identification guide nor a behavioural study (although both these subjects enter its field), it concentrates on our social history and on the cultural links between humans and birds." "What makes Birds Britannica of special significance is the inclusion of observations and experiences from more than 1,000 naturalists and bird lovers. These contributions from the public touch on avian ecology; the lore and language of birds; their myths, the art and literature they have inspired; birds as food; and the crucial role they play in our sense of place and the changing seasons." "Birds Britannica has taken eight years to research and write, and has been assembled by a team which includes some of the finest writers and imagemakers of British wildlife. On one level, it is a collection of humorous stories, field observations and tales of joy, wonder and occasional woe; on another, it is a nationwide chronicle."--Jacket
A brush with nature : 25 years of personal reflections on the natural world by Richard Mabey( Book )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Mabey has revealed his passion for the natural world in elegantly written stories for BBC Wildlife Magazine for the past 25 years. This collection brings together his favourite pieces
The gardener's labyrinth by Thomas Hill( Book )

9 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A handwritten review of "The Gardeners labyrinth by Thomas Hill, part 2." The writer wrote about medicinal plants and the use of each plant to cure particular diseases mentioned in the book
The natural history of Selborne by Gilbert White( Book )

14 editions published between 1977 and 1997 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great naturalist, first to describe many now familiar birds, writes of the wildlife of his 18th century Hampshire village
Weeds : how vagabond plants gatecrashed civilisation and changed the way we think about nature by Richard Mabey( Book )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ever since the first human settlements 10,000 years ago, weeds have dogged our footsteps. They are there as the punishment of'thorns and thistles'in Genesis and, two millennia later, as a symbol of Flanders Field. They are civilisations'familiars, invading farmland and building-sites, war-zones and flower-beds across the globe. Yet living so intimately with us, they have been a blessing too. Weeds were the first crops, the first medicines. Burdock was the inspiration for Velcro. Cow parsley has become the fashionable adornment of Spring weddings. Weaving together the insights of botanists, gardeners, artists and poets with his own life-long fascination, Richard Mabey examines how we have tried to define them, explain their persistence, and draw moral lessons from them. One persons weed is another's wild beauty."--Publisher website
Class: a symposium by Richard Mabey( Book )

13 editions published between 1966 and 1967 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The flowers of Kew : 350 years of flower paintings from the Royal Botanic Gardens by Richard Mabey( Book )

2 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The unofficial countryside by Richard Mabey( Book )

14 editions published between 1973 and 2010 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"During the early 1970s Richard Mabey explored crumbling city docks and overgrown bomb-sites, navigated inner city canals and car parks, and discovered there was scarcely a nook in our urban landscape incapable of supporting life. The Unofficial Countryside is a timely reminder of how nature flourishes against the odds, surviving in the most obscure and surprising places."--Publisher's website
Plantcraft : a guide to the everyday use of wild plants by Richard Mabey( Book )

4 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The common ground : a place for nature in Britain's future? by Richard Mabey( Book )

12 editions published between 1980 and 1993 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Food for freeThe New age herbalist : how to use herbs for healing, nutrition, body care, and relaxationFlora BritannicaThe Frampton floraThe Oxford book of nature writingGilbert White : a biography of the author of The natural history of SelborneBugs BritannicaBirds Britannica