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Wild Woman : Empowering Stories from Women who Work in Nature

Wild Woman : Empowering Stories from Women who Work in Nature

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by Philippa Forrester (Author)
Format: Hardback 256 pages
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint :Bloomsbury Wildlife
Edition: Unabridged ed
ISBN: 9781399400879
Published: 29 Feb 2024
Weight: 364g
Dimensions: 144 x 225 x 27 (mm)

An engaging blend of conservation stories and humorous, personal anecdotes from Philippa Forrester about women who, like her, choose to live and work in the wild. Surviving in the wilderness has long been associated with men, and conservation and environmental biology have traditionally been male-dominated subjects. Yet many remarkable women also choose to live and work in wild and challenging landscapes.

In Wild Woman, Philippa Forrester considers the grit and determination required for women to maintain connections to wildlife and shares stories of female conservation heroes and other extraordinary wild women working in nature. Talking to women from around the world, Philippa studies and celebrates what it means to be a wild woman. From the sixteenth-century botanist who was the first woman to circumnavigate the globe to modern-day women responding to bear attacks in Yellowstone, working to rewild reserves in South Africa, photographing Caribou in the Arctic and more, Philippa examines how these women benefit from a life spent in the wilderness and also considers what the natural world gains from them.

Relating some of her own experiences from three decades spent travelling around the world and working in some of the wildest places on Earth, Philippa asks: what does it take for a woman to live or work in the wild?

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