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Richard Mabey (born 20 February 1941) is a naturalist and author.

He has been called by The Times 'Britain's greatest living nature writer'. Among his acclaimed publications are Food for Free, The Unofficial Countryside and The Common Ground, as well as his study of the nightingale, Whistling in the Dark. His book about Gilbert White won the 1986 Whitbread Biography of the Year. Richard Mabey devised, researched and wrote the ground breaking bestseller Flora Britannica, which won the British Book Awards’ Illustrated Book of the Year and the Botanical Society of the British Isles’ President’s Award and was runner-up for the BP Natural World Book Prize.

Between 2000 and 2002 Mabey suffered with depression and his book Nature Cure, which describes his experiences and recovery in the context of man’s relationship with landscape and nature, was short-listed for three major literary awards, the Whitbread Biography of the Year, the Royal Society of Literature’s Ondaatje Prize for evoking the spirit of place and the J.R. Ackerley Prize for Autobiography.

Richard Mabey contributes frequently to BBC radio. ‘The Scientist and the Romantic', a series of five essays in which he discussed his lifelong relationship with science and the natural environment, were broadcast on Radio 3 in 2009.

He also wrote and narrated the 1996 BBC television series Postcards from the Country, for whose eight, 40- minute episodes he was series producer, as well as being the producer- director on four. His books The Unofficial Countryside and The Flowering of Britain were also made into BBC TV series. He made films for the BBC on Kew Gardens and The Yorkshire Dales.

In the 1980s he sat on the UK government’s advisory body, the Nature Conservancy Council. He has been awarded two Leverhulme Fellowships, and honorary doctorates by St Andrews and Essex universities for his contributions to nature writing. He was appointed to the Civil List in 2008 for services to literature. He is a Director of the arts and conservation charity Common Ground, Vice-President of the Open Spaces Society and Patron of the John Clare Society.

Mabey has also written on countryside and art issues for The Times, The Guardian, The Independent, Granta and Resurgence. A selection of these writings was compiled as the book Country Matters. He has written a personal column in BBC Wildlife magazine since 1984.

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Total Books: 107
The Cabaret of Plants Forty Thousand Years of Plant Life and the Human Imagination
Arboreal A Collection of Words from the Woods
The Cabaret of Plants Botany and the Imagination
2015 - The Cabaret of Plants Botany and the Imagination (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781861976628
ISBN-10: 1861976623
Genres: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Science & Math

The Ash and the Beech The Drama of Woodland Change
2013 - The Ash and the Beech the Drama of Woodland Change (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780099587231
ISBN-10: 0099587238
Genre: Science & Math

The Yorkshire Dales
2013 - The Yorkshire Dales (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780711232822
ISBN-10: 0711232822
Genre: Travel

Turned Out Nice Again
2013 - Turned Out Nice Again (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781781250525
ISBN-10: 1781250529
Genre: Science & Math

Good Parcel of English Soil/Metropolitan
2013 - Good Parcel of English Soil/metropolitan [Penguin Lines] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781846146169
ISBN-10: 184614616X
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science & Math, Politics & Social Sciences

Weeds In Defense of Nature's Most Unloved Plants
2012 - Weeds in Defense of Nature's Most Unloved Plants (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780062065469
ISBN-10: 0062065467
Genres: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Science & Math

Food for Free
2012 - Food for Free (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780007438471
ISBN-10: 0007438478
Genres: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Science & Math

Weeds How Vagabond Plants Gatecrashed Civilisation and Changed the Way We Think About Nature
Kurt Jackson
2010 - Kurt Jackson (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781848220416
ISBN-10: 1848220413

The Unofficial Countryside
2010 - The Unofficial Countryside (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780956254559
ISBN-10: 0956254551
Genre: Outdoors & Nature

The Barley Bird Notes on a Suffolk Nightingale
2010 - The Barley Bird Notes on a Suffolk Nightingale (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780956186911
ISBN-10: 0956186912

A Brush with Nature 25 Years of Personal Reflections on the Natural World
Natura come cura Un viaggio fuori dalla depressione
2010 - Natura Come Cura Un VIaggio Fuori Dalla Depressione (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9788806195649
ISBN-10: 8806195646
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs

Nature Cure
2009 - Nature Cure (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780099531821
ISBN-10: 0099531828
Genre: Outdoors & Nature

The Full English Cassoulet Making Do In The Kitchen
Beechcombings The Narratives of Trees
2008 - Beechcombings the Narratives of Trees (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781844139200
ISBN-10: 1844139204
Genres: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Science & Math

Gilbert White A Biography of the Author of The Natural History of Selborne
Fencing Paradise The Uses and Abuses of Plants
2006 - Fencing Paradise the Uses and Abuses of Plants (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781903919323
ISBN-10: 1903919320

Gilbert White
2006 - Gilbert White (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781861978073
ISBN-10: 1861978073
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Science & Math

1974 - The Pollution Handbook [Extensions] (Paperback)