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Naming & Reclaiming

book cover image Landmarks

The isolation wrought by modern life, says naturalist Robert MacFarlane, makes us think nature is uninteresting. However, the power of words can reclaim our so-called barren lands.

Macfarlane laments, "When a new edition of the Oxford Junior Dictionary was published, deletions included acorn, adder, pasture and willow. For blackberry, read Blackberry".

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