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Fauna Scotica Animals and People in Scotland by Mary Low, Polly Pullar
  

Fauna Scotica Animals and People in Scotland

Biography / Autobiography   The Real World   Travel   
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Written by an expert in Celtic studies and a naturalist and wildlife guide, this sumptuous coffee table book is a glorious celebration of Scottish People and wildlife - and a lovely Christmas gift. Informative and beautifully illustrated it is the most complete companion to Scottish animals and birds available. As well as descriptions and biological information, the text is interspersed with much detail - historical, folklore, anecdotal and even culinary - which offers fascinating insights into the role of animals in our cultural life and the way man has interacted with them over a period of thousands of years.

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Fauna Scotica Animals and People in Scotland by Mary Low, Polly Pullar

Scotland boasts a huge and diverse range of wildlife. Themed around various habitats (mountain; bog and moor; woods; lochs and rivers; croft and farm; sea and seashore; urban), and including material on mythical beasts, it features a wealth of information on hundreds of species.

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'Spectacular, an enviable, glossy hardback'
Jim Crumley

* Dundee Courier * 'A glorious overview of the country's wildlife, the nation's natural treasure' * Herald * 'A book to treasure
Sir John Lister

-Kaye * BBC Wildlife Magazine * 'Nothing short of a wonderful celebration of Scotland' * Cothrom (Gaelic/English magazine) * 'Deserves to sit alongside the very best of any of the recent titles published on Scotland's natural history' * Scotland Outdoors *


About the Author

Mary Low is an independent scholar and writer, and postdoctoral research fellow in the department of Celtic and Scottish Studies at Edinburgh University. She has written widely on nature in the Celtic world. She lives in the Scottish Borders.

Polly Pullar has worked as a wildlife guide, wildlife rehabilitator, sheep farmer and field naturalist. She has written a number of wildlife books for Langford Press and is also widely know as photo-journalist and wildlife artist. She lives in Aberfeldy.

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Book Info

Publication date

17th September 2012

Author

Mary Low, Polly Pullar

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Publisher

Birlinn Ltd an imprint of Birlinn General

Format

Hardback
272 pages

Categories

Biography / Autobiography
The Real World
Travel

Wildlife: general interest
Conservation of the environment

ISBN

9781841585611

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