Earth Almanac

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date: 28 Apr 2020

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Thank you for the opportunity to read and review this almanac.  I have always been fascinated with almanac's and love to read them.  Unfortunately, this book had a problem opening once I downloaded it and therefore I cannot review it.
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This is a beautiful book.  Not only the illustrations but the content.  Divided into 4 seasonal chapters this covers everything from nature in your back yard or traveling to exotic places. A wonderful gift for yourself or any nature lover you know.  There are tidbits from tree color to spiders and deer.  A little something for everyone.  I received a copy of this ARC in exchange for a fair an honest review.
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Earth Almanac, Ted Williams 

Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews

Genre: non fiction, outdoors and nature

I love books like this and even though its about US nature and I'm in UK, it doesn't matter, there are parallels and I found it easy to enjoy Ted's wonderful way of telling about what he sees. There are quirky little illustrations that added to the story, and I loved the way it followed the seasons, each leading naturally to the next. 
I've loved nature and outdoors all my life, my early years would see me taking solitary walks in the woods and commons close to where I lived. Thinking back how far I wandered at under ten years old its quite scary, but my friends weren't as nature minded and often I was left to explore alone. 
Reading Ted's book brought back some of that joy, the fun in tracking snowy footprints, of finding the first primrose, of watching catkins turn to hazel nuts, seeing the horse chestnuts sticky burst burst into leaf. Careful and observant nature lovers see the day to day changes and enjoy the gradual transition of seasons. Spring was always my favourite, and still is but autumn fruits and winter melancholy, the call of passing geese on a cold frosty morning, the dead looking branches that are really just in deep winter slumber, have their own magic. 
Its easy to see Ted's love of nature from the way he writes, showing the reader little things often not noticed, that only nature lovers would see. 
Books like this are ones best in hardback physical form I feel where the illustrations can be properly appreciated. I love my kindle but most non fiction reads doesn't really transition so well I think, and seeing and flipping through these books to certain parts works best in real life, not ebook.

Stars: Five, glorious book charting the transition of US seasons but which can be appreciated worldwide by true nature lovers. 
ARC supplied by Netgalley and publisher
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Learn about this marvellous, wonderful planet of ours.

It's nature, the earths elements, and how this works in all its changing magical seasons and how animals interact and adapt with our planet.
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This is a beautiful book and would make a great gift for anyone who loves being outdoors. It is full of information and easy to understand. This is a book I will refer back to. Thank you Storey Publishing via NetGalley for the ARC copy of this book. All opinions expressed are my own.
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This book was beautiful, I can't wait to get a copy when it comes out in print, I feel like this is an important reference book for animals and seasons. The art work is also beautifully done. Very informative yet also comprehensible and user friendly.
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This is a beautiful book put together with obvious care organized by season with great descriptions and beautiful illustrations. Every detail is attended to -- color, font, design and layout, art, and the artful language is almost poetic. Highly recommended for nature lovers or those that want a to develop a greater appreciation.

I really appreciate the NetGalley advanced copy for review!!
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We recently moved to a farm and have been eagerly learning the seasonal differences in our surroundings.  Earth Almanac tracks those differences with lovely illustration and narration from a man who obviously loves being outdoors, no matter the season.  I spent several hours browsing this book and I'm setting it next to my window seat so I can compare Ted Williams' visions with mine.
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This is a beautiful book about living by and for the seasons. Williams examines the fauna and flora that shine in each season, explaining their place and importance in our ecosystem. Accompanied by beautiful sketches, this is a naturalist’s dream come true
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