Native Soil

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Moore & Weinberg
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6.0 X 9.0 X 0.64 inches | 0.91 pounds

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About the Author
Sarah Watkinson is Emeritus Research Fellow at the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Oxford. Her debut poetry pamphlet Dung Beetles Navigate by Starlight won the 2016 Cinnamon Press Pamphlet Prize. Her second collection, Photovoltaic, was published in 2021 by Graft Poetry. She was inaugural Writer in Residence at Wytham Woods from 2019 and has co-organised annual science poetry conferences at the University of Oxford. She is married, with two children and four grandchildren, and lives in Oxfordshire and Northumberland.

"An intriguing story, weaving together natural history, academic battles, and the green revolution. The landscape of Yorkshire is described with verve and delight. A doomed romance binds the tale together, as the competing claims of love and scientific research vie for supremacy." Richard Fortey, author of The Hidden Landscape, Life: An Unauthorized Biography, and Dry Store Room no 1 - The Secret Life of the Natural History Museum

"The rich characters and intriguing plot of Native Soil make it a compelling romance. But it also uses that genre to explore some of the most urgent political and cultural concerns in contemporary life. Questions about the damage caused by conventional agriculture and how to transform it into a sustainable activity are amongst the most vital if the planet is to survive. Native Soil places these questions at the heart of a powerful narrative." Ian Gregson, author of Not Tonight Neil, How We Met, and Call Centre Love Song