Song of the Rolling Earth
|Rating||:||4.14 (589 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||332 Pages|
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.
A personal, finely poetic book, an odyssey of people, places and wild things.Christopher Smout, Historiographer Royal in ScotlandLister-Kaye establishes himself as one of the finest nature writers in the languageSCOTSMANDeeply personal and perceptivea wonderfully lyrical book surging with the sheer joy of nature, from Scotland's premier nature writerMagnus MagnussonAn environmental classicSPECTATOR
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.. Interspersed within the narrative detail are engaging and enlightening descriptions of flora and fauna. 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. Conservationist 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 s
The Highlands of Scotland: from extinction of wolves to restoration ecology It is not enough for a person simply to notice that the earth is being avoidably stressed by human practices such as hunting beavers and wolves to extermination. Nor will the problem of environmental damage be solved by that person's moving from noticing the problem to resolving to do something about it. The new