"An understanding of the natural world and what's in it is a source of not only a great curiosity but great fulfilment"
– Sir David Attenborough
This volume hopes to awaken our inner naturalist by taking us into luscious jungles, home oases, and cabinets of curiosities. Volume Seven is inspired by both those who find wonder in the minute and the colossal, by those who are awed by tiny organisms, relics of the past, large swathes of forest, and the company of plants. We celebrate nature and its incredible breadth of diversity, and explore how it captures the imaginations of naturalists both past and present. We meet with people whose ambition is to harmoniously live alongside the natural world and empower others to see the value of its assets and share in its adventurous offerings.
• A window into a green-fingered blackmarket
• Plant hunting and botanical collecting in remote jungles
• Trekking into the wilds of Borneo's rainforests and exploring their unique ecosystems
• Learning of one woman's ambition to help the plight of the orangutan
• The passionate story behind the restoration of the Caledonian forest in the Scottish Highlands
• Understanding four urbanites relationship with plantlife and how interior green spaces can draw them closer to nature
• The efforts of a native community in rural Borneo who are creating a project to preserve nature and celebrate their culture
• The fascinating story of Alfred Russel Wallace and his time in the Malay Archipelago
• The dedication and skill of a professional fossil hunter and restorer
• A discussion on the importance of curiosity