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Hardcover / ISBN-13: 9781399711890

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‘Gorgeous … a joyful reminder that there are still wonders to be found in Ireland wherever we give nature an inch to flourish’ IRISH INDEPENDENT

‘From moss to moths, Anja Murray has conjured up an ebullient paean to our surrounding ecosystem – a
sensuous celebration of nature.’ MANCHÁN MAGAN

‘A hugely important, and simply delightful, book.’ EOGHAN DALTUN, author of An Irish Atlantic Rainforest


Wild Embrace is about cultivating curiosity and awe in nature, in a time of eco-anxiety and overwhelm. As ecologist Anja Murray opens our eyes to the hidden bounty of the land, sea and sky around us, we head out on a unique journey through the Irish landscape.

She explores the joy of foraging, the marvels of Irish birds, the roles of our native trees in environmental regeneration, nature at night and in the city, and much more – including fascinating insights into our ecological past.

With beautiful illustrations by Jane Carkill (@lamblittle), Wild Embrace awakens our senses to the everyday environmental wonders within reach, as we set out on a path to empowered change into the future.

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Both a rallying call and supremely useful handbook, Wild Embrace is gratifyingly full of practical tips on connecting with the natural world
Irish Times
Anja Murray showcases our stunning natural beauty at its very best while also providing the means to enjoy it
Irish Mail on Sunday
Ireland needs to rekindle its lost love of nature, and Anja Murray's sparkling, accessible and often romantic personal account, with illustrations by Jane Carkill, is a very good place to start
Sunday Business Post
Murray's book is scattered with nature hacks, simple ways to connect us to the living world that is in us and everywhere around us. The book is full of fascinating science that make the background hum of the plant and animal worlds sing louder
Irish Times
Murray's book was written to charm us into re-forging our surrendered relationships with nature
Irish Examiner