The Ring of Bright Water Trilogy

Author: Gavin Maxwell

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0140290494

Category: Fiction

Page: 407

View: 5639


Fifty years ago Gavin Maxwell went to live in an abandoned house on a shingle beach on the west coast of Scotland. A haven for wildlife - he named his home Camusfearna and settled there with the otters Mij, Edal and Teko. Ring of Bright Water chronicles Gavin Maxwell's first ten years with the otters and touched the hearts of readers the world over, brilliantly evoking life with these playful animals in this natural paradise. Two further volumes followed bringing the story full circle telling of the difficult last years and the final abandonment of teh settlement. For the first time the entire trilogy is available in a single narrative in this beautifully presented book.

Ring of Bright Water

Author: Gavin Maxwell

Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher

ISBN: 156792400X

Category: Nature

Page: 327

View: 8309


This volume weaves together the Scottish otter stories from Maxwell's three non-fiction books, published in the 1960s, and the basis of the 1969 motion picture. While touring the Iraqi marshes, Maxwell was captivated by an otter and became a devoted advocate of and spokesman for the species. He moved to a remote house in the Scottish highlands, co-habiting there with three otters and living an idyllic and isolated life.

Ring of Bright Water

Author: Gavin Maxwell,Alex Salmond,John Lister-Kaye

Publisher: Little Toller Books

ISBN: 9780956254504

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 222

View: 5554


Hailed a masterpiece when it was first published, the story of Gavin Maxwell's life with otters on the remote west coast of Scotland remains one of the most lyrical, moving descriptions of a man's relationship with the natural world. "One of the outstanding wildlife books of all time."-New York Herald Tribune First published 1960 by Longmans, Green & Co.

Ring of Bright Water

Author: Gavin Maxwell

Publisher: Isis Large Print Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Country life

Page: 211

View: 3962


The author describes the wildlife on the northwest coast of Scotland and particularly the otters he befriended.

The Saga of Ring of Bright Water

Author: Douglas Botting

Publisher: Neil Wilson Pub Limited

ISBN: 9781897784853

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 585

View: 9563


Masterful portrait of the great natural history writer who wrote Ring of Bright Water.

The Ring of Bright Water Trilogy

Author: Gavin Maxwell

Publisher: Viking Adult

ISBN: 9780670889921

Category: Natural history

Page: 407

View: 1802


The Ring of Bright Water Trilogy

Author: Gavin Maxwell

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141927208

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 464

View: 8390


Fifty years ago Gavin Maxwell went to live in an abandoned house on a shingle beach on the west coast of Scotland. A haven for wildlife - he named his home Camusfearna and settled there with the otters Mij, Edal and Teko. Ring of Bright Water chronicles Gavin Maxwell's first ten years with the otters and touched the hearts of readers the world over, brilliantly evoking life with these playful animals in this natural paradise. Two further volumes followed bringing the story full circle telling of the difficult last years and the final abandonment of teh settlement. For the first time the entire trilogy is available in a single narrative in this beautifully presented book.

The Rough Guide to Scottish Highlands & Islands

Author: Rob Humphreys,Darren (Norm) Longley,Helena Smith,James Stewart,Steve Vickers

Publisher: Rough Guides UK

ISBN: 0241007682

Category: Travel

Page: 448

View: 4622


The new, full-colour Rough Guide to the Scottish Highlands & Islands is the definitive travel guide to this untamed region, with detailed, stylish maps and stunning photography to bring it all to life. From the deserted white strands of South Harris to moody Glen Coe, this is the perfect place to drop off the radar, whether you're camping wild or staying in a boutique bolthole. The Munro summits are as much of a challenge as ever, and the Highlands are also stuffed with myriad other opportunities for adventure, from world-class sea kayaking and mountain biking to near empty surf-breaks. Whether you're travelling by car, bike or public transport the guide's comprehensive travel advice will help you navigate your way around easily and point you in the direction of incredible animals such as puffins and whales. Up-to-date and honest reviews of all the best accommodation and home-grown, fresh eating options for all budgets will all ensure that you maximize your time in this, the most stunning part of Scotland. Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to Scottish Highlands & Islands. Now available in ePub format.

Otter

Author: Daniel Allen

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 1861898932

Category: Nature

Page: 183

View: 6398


Although rarely seen in the wild, the otter is admired for its playful character and graceful aquatic agility, which were established in the popular imagination through books like Tarka the Otter and Ring of Bright Water. This, however, is just a very small part of their story—throughout history the otter has also been widely hunted for its fur and flesh. In Otter, human geographer Daniel Allen reveals how the animal’s identity has been shaped by this variety of human interactions. As Allen explains, otters, while feared by some communities, were hunted to near extinction by others—killed for their valuable pelts in the north Pacific and chased with hounds for sport in Britain. In contrast, Allen describes how Native Americans revered the otter and how indigenous fishermen in parts of Asia trained otters to assist them. Sadly, now all thirteen species of otter are considered threatened, and their survival is by no means certain. In this wide-ranging look at the otter, Allen incorporates anecdotes from folklore, sports, popular literature, media, and conservation studies in order to unravel this complicated cultural history. Otter isa lively book that offers a new way of thinking about this admired and endangered animal.