The Nature of Winter

The Nature of Winter

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During winter, dark days of wild storms can give way to the perfect, glistening stillness of frost-encrusted winter landscapes - it is the stuff of wonder and beauty, of nature at its utmost. In The Nature of Winter, Jim Crumley ventures into our countryside to experience firsthand the chaos and the quiet solitude of nature's rest period. He bears witness to the lives of remarkable animals such as golden eagles, red deer and even whales as they battle intemperate weather and the turbulence of climate change. In the snow Jim discovers ancient footsteps that lead him to reflect on the journey of his personal nature-writing life - a journey that takes in mountain legends, dear departed friends and an enduring fascination and deep love for nature. Simply, he evokes winter in all its drama, in all its pathos, in all its glory.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 25mm | 340g
  • Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • English
  • None
  • 1910192864
  • 9781910192863
  • 537,450

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Praise for Jim Crumley: "A passionate, compelling, very personal work . . . the honesty of his voice is striking." --Scottish Review of Books "The best nature writer working in Britain today." --Los Angeles Times "Jim Crumley soars with the eagles . . . virtuoso writing." --BBC Countryfile Magazine "Jim Crumley is the pre-eminent Scottish nature writer." --Guardian "Enthralling and often strident." --Observer "An astonishingly good writer. Not just an astonishingly good nature writer, but an outstanding artist with prose." --West Highland Free Press
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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.
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40 ratings
3.82 out of 5 stars
5 25% (10)
4 42% (17)
3 25% (10)
2 5% (2)
1 2% (1)
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