Song of the Rolling Earth
A Highland Odyssey
By (author) John Lister-Kaye
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Song of the Rolling Earth by John Lister-Kaye
Book DescriptionConservationist and naturalist John Lister-Kaye, founder of the Aigas Field Centre, writes about his life in the glens, the wildlife that surrounds him and the primeval magical exchange that takes place between man and nature once so central to ancient civilisations. He describes finding the ruined nineteenth-century estate that is to become Aigas, taking it over and turning it into a going concern as an Educational Centre, and his own personal motivation, following the Torrey Canyon oil spillage and natural disasters in the 1960s, to become a conservationist. Interspersed within the narrative detail are engaging and enlightening descriptions of flora and fauna. John Lister-Kaye carries the reader very effectively into the minute worlds he observes and backs up keen scrutiny with facts and figures. SONG OF THE ROLLING EARTH is a notably entertaining and enlightening addition to the canon of naturalist writing that includes Gavin Maxwell's RING OF BRIGHT WATER, Henry Williamson's TARKA THE OTTER and the works of Gerald Durrell.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780349117614
(197mm x 132mm x 23mm)
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author John Lister-Kaye
Gods of the Morning, Hardback (October 2016)
A celebration of birds that reflects a year in the wild, revealing how these amazing creatures embody our changing world, by one of Britain's foremost naturalists.
At the Water's Edge, Paperback (February 2011)
Sir John Lister-Kaye encourages us to look in close detail at the nature around us.
Nature's Child, Paperback (March 2005)» View all books by John Lister-Kaye
A wonderfully lyrical look, through the eyes of John Lister-Kaye and his young daughter, at the workings of nature - from jackdaws in Scotland, to fossils in Lyme Regis, to scorpions in Botswana.
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Author Biography - John Lister-Kaye
Born in 1946, John Lister-Kaye worked with celebrated author Gavin Maxwell on a tiny Hebridean wildlife sanctuary and in 1977 opened the Aigas Field Centre, the first privately owned field studies centre in Britain.
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