Thirteen Paces by Four – Backyard Biophilia and the Emerging Earth Ethic

Author: Joe Gray

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Triggered by the Covid-19 lockdown, the author, a passionate conservationist, finds himself drawing inspiration from goings-on in the small back garden of his terraced suburban house, an outdoor space that he has measured at thirteen paces long by four paces wide. Contemplating what a love of nature really means and implies, the author weaves a narrative of interlinked ideas that are integral to humanity's positive cohabitation of Earth with the rest of life.
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Pages: 192 pages

Publishing Date: January 2021

Dimensions: 13.5 x 21 cm

Type: Paperback

ISBN: 978-1-913680-06-0

Category: Non-Fiction

Thirteen Paces by Four: Backyard Biophilia and the Emerging Earth Ethic

£14.39

18 in stock

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Triggered by the Covid-19 lockdown, the author, a passionate conservationist, finds himself drawing inspiration from goings-on in the small back garden of his terraced suburban house, an outdoor space that he has measured at thirteen paces long by four paces wide. Contemplating what a love of nature really means and implies, the author weaves a narrative of interlinked ideas that are integral to humanity's positive cohabitation of Earth with the rest of life.
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Pages: 192 pages

Publishing Date: January 2021

Dimensions: 13.5 x 21 cm

Type: Paperback

ISBN: 978-1-913680-06-0

Category: Non-Fiction

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About the Author:

Joe Gray grew up in a quiet corner of England where much of life revolved around apples and cider. His first job, some casual summer work at the age of 16, was in an orchard. And, fittingly enough, the first green project that he became involved is centred on cider too. In the late 1990s, while in the sixth form at Newent Community School, he joined a group of students working with a forward- thinking organisation known as ZERI (Zero Emissions Research and Initiatives) on a project seeking to give a second life to pomace, a waste output from the cider-making process. From there, he went on to get a BA and MA in Zoology from the University of Cambridge and, later, an MSc in Forestry from Bangor University.

Joe now spends time writing both non-fiction and fiction, the latter under the pen name Dewey Dabbar. As a passionate natural historian, he runs courses for people of all ages on various aspects of nature. And he is also a co-founder of The Ecological Citizen and a knowledge advisor on ecological ethics for the United Nations’ Harmony with Nature programme.

Praise:

A lyrical mix of backyard naturalism, Do-It-Yourself rewilding, eco-philosophical exegeses, and reflections on "the storm of now," Joe Gray's work is a grounded meditation on how we can meet the present-day Earth calamity. Without a whiff of didacticism, Gray shows us how to listen, how to care, and how to discover the timeless joys of being Earth citizens. May humanity awaken to the love and awe that unassumingly flow from every page.
-Eileen Crist, author of Abundant Earth

Thirteen Paces by Four is a book at the intersection of the timeless and the timely, the global and the most intimately local. Gray's prose powerfully illustrates how paying attention to the more-than-human world, especially in our most easily overlooked daily encounters with it, is entwined with cultivating an ethical relationship with that world. Written with an understated sophistication, the book's portraits of the wild in even the most seemingly tame environs sketch valuable and edifying points of contact between ecological principle and practice.
Luke Philip Plotica, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Virginia Tech

With Thirteen Paces by Four, Joe Gray has written a new classic of ecological literature. I take my organic cotton hat off to him
Patrick Curry, Editor-in-Chief of The Ecological Citizen

Book Reviews:

The Herts Advertiser: https://www.hertsad.co.uk/news/book-explores-lockdown-garden-wildlife-6923642

Hertfordshire Natural History Society: https://www.hnhs.org/news/new-book-celebrates-backyard-wildlife

Canadian Association for the Club of Rome: https://canadiancor.com/book-review-thirteen-paces-by-four/

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