With some help from friends at the natural history museum fortey begins a deep analysis of the wood and its inhabitants trees insects animals plants and minerals. The wood for the trees one mans long view of nature audible audiobook unabridged richard fortey author michael page narrator a division of recorded books highbridge publisher 0 more. A few years ago award winning scientist richard fortey purchased four acres of woodland in the chiltern hills of oxfordshire england the wood for the trees is the joyful lyrical portrait of what he found there. The woods are the great beauty of this country a fine forest like beech wood far more beautiful than anything else which we have seen in its vicinity is how john stuart mill described a small patch of beech and bluebell woodland buried deeply in the chiltern hills and now owned by richard fortey. The wood for the trees one mans long view of nature by richard fortey illustrated 304 pp alfred a knopf 2895 some of the minor ways in which american english differs from british english
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