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An inspirational & immersive travelogue exploring the power of the natural lights of night.
Moonlight, starlight, the ethereal glow of snow in winter. When you flick off a switch, other forms of light begin to reveal themselves.
Artificial light is everywhere. Not only is it damaging to humans and to wildlife, disrupting our natural rhythms, but it obliterates the subtler lights that have guided us for millennia. In this beautifully written exploration of the power of light, Matt Gaw ventures forth into darkness to find out exactly what we're missing: walking by the light of the moon in Suffolk and under the scattered buckshot of starlight in Scotland; braving the darkest depths of Dartmoor; investigating the glare of 24/7 London and the suburban sprawl of Bury St Edmunds; and, finally, rediscovering a sense of the sublime on the Isle of Coll.
Under the Stars is an inspirational and immersive call to reconnect with the natural world, showing how we only need to step outside to find that, in darkness, the world lights up.
Matt Gaw is a writer, journalist, and naturalist who lives in Bury St Edmunds, and is the author of the acclaimed The Pull of the River: A Journey into the Wild and Watery Heart of Britain. His work has been published in the Guardian, the Telegraph, and the Times. He works with the Suffolk Wildlife Trust, edits Suffolk Wildlife, writes a monthly country diary for the Suffolk Magazine, and is a director of the Suffolk Festival of Ideas.
Publisher: Elliott & Thompson
Publication Date: 09/01/2021 - 12:00am
On Sale: 09/01/2021 - 12:00am