- The first book about orchards that incorporates science, cultural anthropology, and history to make a case that understanding orchards is essential to understanding the evolution of humans' relationship to nature.
- A surprisingly easy read: Clear, accessible prose makes this book enjoyable to read.
- Beautiful illustrations: range from photographs, to line drawings, to paintings and more.
- Packaged for gift book appeal: the book is a beautifully made hardcover.
- Award-winning author: Bernd Brunner is an award-winning non-fiction essayist. His other books include Winterlust: Finding Beauty in the Fiercest Season and Birdmania: A Remarkable Passion for Birds, which was reviewed in The New York Times.
- Books about nature have grown in popularity with the COVID-19 pandemic, as people look for different ways to learn about and connect with the natural world.
- Acknowledgement of the role of Indigenous peoples: Orchards were not invented by Westerners; they were originally cultivated thousands of years ago by Indigenous peoples in North, Central, and South America.
Biografie (Bernd Brunner)
Bernd Brunner, geboren 1964 in Berlin, arbeitete nach dem Studium in Berlin und Seattle zunächst als Fernsehjournalist für Deutsche Welle tv, Arte und n-tv. Heute ist er als Autor und Übersetzer tätig.