"Sublime writing...a genuinely important book" - Ken Lussey. Hundreds of years after their extinction in these isles, beavers are back in Britain. These highly skilled engineers of the natural world have been reintroduced at several sites across the UK and, even as they become established, are already having a dramatic effect on our wild landscapes. Here, leading nature writer Jim Crumley reveals the pioneering lifestyle of these intriguing and secretive creatures and considers the ecological and economic impact of the beaver reintroductions. Employing his trademark beautiful prose and empathy for life in the wild, Crumley considers the future for Britain's beavers and makes the case for giving them their freedom.
Number of pages: 240
Dimensions: 215 x 16 mm
Praise for Jim Crumley: "Jim Crumley is the pre-eminent Scottish nature writer" - Guardian; "The best nature writer working in Britain today." - Los Angeles Times; "Jim Crumley soars with the eagles ... virtuoso writing." - BBC Countryfile Magazine; "Enthralling and often strident." - Observer; "Tinglingly readable ... Crumley's distinctive voice carries you with him on his dawn forays and sunset vigils." - Sir John Lister-Kaye, Herald; "Conveys the wonder of the natural world ...with honesty and passion" - Scottish Review of Books