As I have already indicated this is a book arguing for nature. In other words, there’s a belief that the word can still do some work. (In the text I sometimes use ‘Nature’ with a capital N when reference is made to the idea of a fixed and single world, totally outside systems of understanding and acting. I prefer to use ‘nature’, small n, to denote that natures are made but not in ways that are reducible to human meaning systems.) In the following pages, nature (certainly demoted from the capital Nature) is alive and well and living in inner-city Birmingham, in subtropical Africa, in laboratories, on farms, in the offices of European governments, on allotments, and so on,

Hintchliffe - Geographies of natures