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Author Lister-Kaye, John, 1946-

Title At the water's edge : a personal quest for wildness / John Lister-Kaye.

Publication Info. Edinburgh ; New York : Canongate, [2010]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 DeKalb PL Adult Non-Fiction - DKLY-12  333.78 LIS    AVAILABLE
 Homer Twp PL - Main Adult Non-Fiction - HDBB-1  333.78 LIS    AVAILABLE
 Sandwich PLD Adult Non-Fiction - SABB-4  333.78 LIS    AVAILABLE
Description 309 pages : 1 illustrations ; 24 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (303-306).
Contents The lie of the land -- Spring at last -- Dreams in a jar -- King of the castle -- Dawn -- Energy and the big deal -- Wild -- The claim -- Summer's green stain -- Pine martens -- An explosion of flowers -- The autumn stalk -- Iceland and the whoopers -- The goshawk -- Pop goes the weasel -- Winter.
Summary "For the last thirty years John Lister-Kaye, one of Britain's best-known nature writers, has taken the same circular walk from his home deep in a Scottish glen up to a small hill loch. Each day brings a new observation or an unexpected encounter - a fragile spider's web, an osprey struggling to lift a trout from the water or a woodcock exquisitely camouflaged on her nest - and every day, on his return home, he records his thoughts in a journal. Drawing on this lifetime of close observation, John Lister-Kaye's new book encourages us to look again at the nature around us and to discover its wildness for ourselves. It also forges wonderful connections between the most unlikely subjects, from photosynthesis and the energy cycle to Norse mythology, to weasels and perfume and to the over-population of our planet. At the Water's Edge is a lyrical hymn to the wildlife of Britain, and a powerful warning to respect and protect it."--Publisher's description.
Subject Lister-Kaye, John, 1946- -- Homes and haunts -- Scotland -- Highlands.
Natural history -- Scotland -- Highlands.
Wilderness areas -- Scotland -- Highlands.
Conservation of natural resources -- Scotland -- Highlands.
Highlands (Scotland) -- Description and travel.
ISBN 9781847674043 hardback
1847674046 hardback

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