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Song of the Rolling Earth By John Lister-Kaye

Song of the Rolling Earth

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Conservationist and naturalist Sir 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.

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Song of the Rolling Earth: A Highland Odyssey by John Lister-Kaye

Conservationist and naturalist Sir 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 19th-century estate that is to become Aigas and taking it over and turning it into a going concern as a field 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 into the minute worlds he observes and backs up keen scrutiny with facts and figures.

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'Deeply personal and perceptive...a wonderfully lyrical book surging with the sheer joy of nature, from Scotland's premier nature writer.' Magnus Magnusson 'This is a personal and finely poetic book, an odyssey of people, places and wild things. It is one man's quest to find the human place in nature and to share this understanding by starting a field centre in the Scottish Highlands.' Christopher Smout, Historiographer Royal in Scotland 'Whether it is recounting Highland history, ancient and modern, revealing the ways of the wild creatures, sharing with us his growing passion for nature, John Lister-Kaye's remarkable gift as a story- teller holds one spellbound. The book is a little masterpiece.' Virginia McKenna, President of the Born Free Society

About 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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GOR001734894
Song of the Rolling Earth: A Highland Odyssey by John Lister-Kaye
John Lister-Kaye
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Little, Brown Book Group
2003-02-27
352
0751533831
9780751533835
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