Thirteen Paces by Four: Book launch


Thirteen Paces by Four: Backyard Biophilia and the Emerging Earth Ethic

Book launch

Sat 30th Jan 2021

UK time (UTC+0)

About the book

Triggered by the Covid-19 lockdown, the author, a passionate conservationist, finds himself drawing inspiration from goings-on in the small back garden of his terraced suburban house, an outdoor space that he has measured at thirteen paces long by four paces wide. Contemplating what a love of nature really means and implies, the author weaves a narrative of interlinked ideas that are integral to humanity’s positive cohabitation of Earth with the rest of life.

About the event

The book launch will be live-streamed through Facebook Live on Saturday 30th January 2021, starting at 6pm UK time (1pm EST / 10am PST). All are welcome and you do not need a Facebook account to join. There will be a chance to win a copy of the book at the event.

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About the royalties

One hundred per cent of the royalties from the book are being donated to the World Land Trust.

How to buy a copy

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"A lyrical mix of backyard naturalism, Do-It-Yourself rewilding, eco-philosophical exegeses, and reflections on 'the storm of now', Joe Gray's work is a grounded meditation on how we can meet the present-day Earth calamity. May humanity awaken to the love and awe that unassumingly flow from every page."
Eileen Crist, author of Abundant Earth: Toward an Ecological Civilization

"With Thirteen Paces by Four, Joe Gray has written a new classic of ecological literature. In its own unassuming way, it stands alongside the work of Aldo Leopold, Edward Abbey, John Muir, Annie Dillard and others in the same class—but especially, perhaps, that of Henry David Thoreau."
Patrick Curry, author of Enchantment: Wonder in Modern Life

Thirteen Paces by Four: Book launch