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'The author, through close personal observation, explores the relationship between nature and the urban environment. The author's aim is raise awareness of nature in the urban environment and the contingent loss of the natural world in order to create a greater appreciation of the natural world in a larger sense.' (Publisher's abstract)
'The author uses literature, past and present, to highlight concerns regarding the degradation of the natural world. Of particular concern is the apparent lack of focus by governments in tackling global warming. The artist's role in defining, describing and lamenting the degradation of the natural world is explored.' (Editor's abstract)