Surprising book companions: Red Mars and The Woodland Year

Unrelatedly over New Year, I started rereading Red Mars (first part of a sci-fi trilogy about the colonisation and terraformation of Mars), at the same time as The Woodland Year (a condensed yet very informative guide for managing woodland in the UK, by the inspiringly talented woodsman Ben Law), and I’m finding that they actually share a great deal from a sustainability, bioengineering / biodiversity point of view.

Can’t quite figure if it’s coincidence or unconscious planning. Either way, a nice little pairing. Recommended.