Author Profile: Richard Mabey
Richard Mabey is a writer and broadcaster with a special interest in the relations between nature and culture. His books include Food For Free and Flora Britannica as well as his award-winning biography of Gilbert White, and his recent memoir Nature Cure, which was shortlisted for both the Whitbread and Ondaatje prizes. He is Vice-President of the Open Spaces Society and lives in Norfolk.
Review of The Adorable Plot
Nature Writers - Hymn to Biodiversity • Richard Mabey
Issue 255 • July/August 2009 • Sacred Planet > Regulars > Nature Writers
The hypnotic rhythms and luminous incantations of the 18th-century poet Christopher Smart.
Tongues in Trees • Richard Mabey
Issue 250 • September/October 2008 • Indigenous Intelligence: Diverse Solutions for the 21st Century > Undercurrents
Diversity is like language: it is alive and constantly changing.
Review of A personal tribute to the nightingale.
Review of The Secret Life of Trees by Colin Tudge
We have scarcely begun to understand the intricacy of the biosphere.
THE LIE OF THE LANDSCAPE • Richard Mabey
A reflection on the tradition of landscape painting in Britain.
A Sense of Place • Richard Mabey
Issue 222 • January/February 2004 • Natural Governance > Regulars > A Sense of Place
BIOPHOBIA • Richard Mabey
Issue 220 • September/October 2003 • Science and Spirituality > Feature Articles
The trivialisation of nature.
A VILLAGE VOICE • Richard Mabey
Issue 202 • September/October 2000 • Homage to Gaia > Feature Articles
People are drawn to the countryside to experience its unique rhythms.