Book review: Wild Embrace is a wake-up call for the need to reconnect with the natural world

Anja Murray’s anguish at the relentless assaults on our environment is palpable and to her, the magic of wild places is both intimate and personal

Anja Murray: suggests that we could do with reviving some of the respect our ancestors held for the natural world

Ireland has fallen out of love with nature. Our famously green island is now ecologically depleted and almost bereft of truly wild places. Most of us live lives entirely separated from the natural world.

While we may choose to deny it, humans are but one species among millions, all connected by the long thread of evolution, all interdependent and sharing a profoundly rich common heritage. In this book, ecologist and broadcaster Anja Murray seeks to ...