"An utter delight" - Jennifer Tetlow. Renowned nature writer Jim Crumley gets up close and personal with some of Britain's most iconic and loved animals - here, the barn owl. With his inimitable passion and vision, Jim describes some of his most memorable encounters with British wildlife - and reveals the startling ways they continually adapt to the relentless encroachment of humans on their habitats. The Encounters in the Wild series not only offers insights into their extraordinary lives, but also considers the conservation efforts to protect them and how the future looks for these much loved animals.
- Hardback | 64 pages
- 120 x 180 x 12mm | 143g
- 20 Nov 2014
- Glasgow, United Kingdom
Other books in this series
"An utter delight. I cried more than once for the sheer beauty of the writing and descriptions of watching wildlife." - Jennifer Tetlow Praise for Jim Crumley: "the pre-eminent Scottish nature-writer" - The Guardian. "The most gifted writer where nature writing and mountain writing meet" - Jim Perrin for The Great Outdoors. "The best nature writer working in Britain today." - The Los Angeles Times. "Enthralling and often strident." - The Observer. "Tinglingly readable ... Crumley's distinctive voice carries you with him on his dawn forays and sunset vigils." - Sir John Lister-Kaye, The Herald. "Nature writing with passion, honesty, even poetry" - Scottish Review of Books. "Virtuoso writing" - BBC Countryfile.
About Jim Crumley
"Scotland's foremost living nature writer" The Courier. Jim Crumley has written forty books, mostly on the wildlife and wild landscape of his native Scotland, the impact of human activity on the natural world, species reintroduction, and climate change. His work has been shortlisted for prestigious awards such as the Wainwright Prize and the Saltire Society Literary Awards. Jim is a widely published journalist and has a monthly column in The Scots Magazine, as well as being a poet and occasional broadcaster on both radio and television.