Six Walks in the Bush.
Every weekend Peter Timms and his partner drive away from their inner Melbourne life and head for the quiet of the place they have come to call their mountain - 30 hectares of unpeopled eucalypt forest and a mud-brick cottage nestled in the Tallarook ranges.
In 'Making Nature', Peter Timms take the reader on six walks through the bush around this property. Blending personal memoir and natural history, he beautifully evokes the natural environment as a starting point for exploring what we mean when we talk about "nature". He discusses why we like looking at views, how commerce colours our appreciation of our environment, compares the farmer's view of land with that of the "romantic", and asks why solitude is so essential for a proper consideration of the natural world.
Written from the view of a wide-eyed amateur, 'Making Nature' is a unique and fascinating take on the land we live in, and the way we live in it. This is, above all, a book about curiosity and wonder. It will spark in the reader a sense of discovery and remind us all why we should care passionately and deeply about our natural environment.