Category Archives: Natural history books

Natural bookshelf

Scotland is well served by publishers, and in recent months there have been some interesting additions to the ranks of books dealing with natural history. In this column we look back on four newish titles. Set in Stone by Alan … Continue reading

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Remembering Derek Ratcliffe

The recent publication of Nature’s Conscience: The Life and Legacy of Derek Ratcliffe is a timely reminder of one of our foremost environmentalists. Derek immersed himself in nature, and when he highlighted the disastrous effects of pesticides on peregrines he … Continue reading

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Inspired by words

Many of us can point to a book that helped to get us interested in nature. This year we are running a project called ‘BookWood’, as part of the Scotland’s Nature Festival, to find out which books inspired our Facebook … Continue reading

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Natural bookshelf

Tweet of the Day was a hugely popular BBC Radio 4 production that went out just before 6am each morning. In a brief 90-second programme the essence of a different bird was captured in song and narration. Listeners would hear … Continue reading

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Natural bookshelf

It was as a boy that Clifton Bain fell in love with Scotland’s ancient Caledonian pinewoods. Since then he has gathered an encyclopaedic knowledge of all 38 pinewoods in Scotland and his book ‘The Ancient Pinewoods of Scotland’ gives a … Continue reading

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