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  • Published: 7 April 2016
  • ISBN: 9781448155910
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 304

Wild Kingdom

Bringing Back Britain's Wildlife

A delightfully inquisitive quest into the state of British wildlife today - from the author of Birds Britannia and Tweet of the Day

Shortlisted for THE WAINWRIGHT BOOK PRIZE 2017

Can Britain make room for wildlife? Stephen Moss believes it can.

The newspaper headlines tell us that Britain's wildlife is in trouble. It's not just rare creatures that are vanishing, hares and hedgehogs, skylarks and water voles, even the humble house sparrow, are in freefall. But there is also good news. Otters have returned to the River Tyne; there are now beavers on the River Otter; and peregrines have taken up residence in the heart of London. Stephen Moss travels the length and breadth of the UK, from the remote archipelago of St Kilda to our inner cities, to witness at first-hand how our wild creatures are faring and ask how we can bring back Britain's wildlife.

  • Published: 7 April 2016
  • ISBN: 9781448155910
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 304

About the author

Stephen Moss

Stephen Moss is a naturalist, author and broadcaster. In a distinguished career at the BBC Natural History Unit his credits included Springwatch, Birds Britannia and The Nature of Britain. His books include The Wren, The Robin, Mrs Moreau’s Warbler and Wonderland. He is the President of the Somerset Wildlife Trust and a Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University.Originally from London, he now lives with his wife and children on the Somerset Levels.

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Praise for Wild Kingdom

An absorbing quest into the state of British wildlife today.

The Bookseller

Lyrical, powerful book. Inspiring and hopeful.

Simple Things

Rich with examples of what can be done to help Britain's wildlife thrive.

Matt Ridley, The Times

Thoroughly readable and engaging book. You're left with a renewed energy for the fight. Moss writes with passion and feeling that his crisp prose kindles in the reader, too.

Matt Merritt and John Miles, Bird Watching

A must-read for nature lovers.

Choice Magazine

Well-written, lively, lovingly detailed book.

Charlotte Heathcote, Daily Express

A thoroughly good book and a very readable one. Well-researched and well-argued ammunition for our cause.

Rob Hume, Birdwatch

Exceptionally accessible. Wild Kingdom invokes the spirit of British wildlife past and present. His more opinionated stance give the book its power.

Amy-Jane Beer, BBC Wildlife

A must-have.

Country Living


Heather O'Connor, Birdwatch

This is another superb book from Moss, but more importantly is it timely too. This is a book to read if you care about the very future of our countryside and more importantly this should be a book that all politicians should be made to read.

Paul Cheney, Nudge

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