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Hebridean Memories

Biography / Memoir

By: Seton Paul Gordon

In Pinn

Paperback | Jul 2011 | Edition: 3 | #191763 | ISBN-13: 9781906476212
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One of Seton Gordon's greatest works concentrates on the Hebrides of Scotland in the post-First World War years as the islands tried to regain their composure and re-establish their social order. Gordon's prose recounts not only the way of life of the people but also the wildlife and wilderness in a classic memoir of a pattern of existence of which only sparse remnants now remain, and which is forever threatened with extinction.


Contents

INTRODUCTION PART I SPRING MEMORIES I A SEA-GIRT HOME OF THE PEREGRINE II A HILL LOCH AND ITS BIRDS III A HEBRIDEAN PASS IN SPRING IV A WESTERN CORRIE AND ITS WILDLIFE V A MAY SNOWFALL IN THE HEBRIDES VI THE WHOOPER SWAN VII A DEER FOREST OF THE WEST VIII STULAVAL PART II SUMMER MEMORIES IX A WESTERN HAUNT OF THE PTARMIGAN X LOCH CORODALE - A HILL-SET TARN XI BEINN MHOR OF SOUTH UIST XII SUMMER SHIELINGS XIII A UIST HEADLAND PART III AUTUMN, WINTER AND OTHER MEMORIES XIV THE FISH OF THE HOWMORE XV HEKLA: A PEAK OF SOUTH UIST XVI A WINTER CLIMB: BEINN MOR MULL XVII WINTER ON BEINN CRUACHAN XVIII THE SERPENT OF GLEN MOR XIX THE ISLAND PIPER XX THE LIFE OF A HEBRIDEAN CROFTER OF SOUTH UIST XXI A HEBRIDEAN EMIGRATION PART IV SOME BIRDS OF THE HEBRIDES XXII THE TWITE, OR MOUNTAIN LINNET XXIII THE DUNLIN XXIV THE LESSER TERN XXV THE COMMON GULL XXVI THE SHORT-EARED OWL XXVII THE HEN HARRIER XXVIII THE DECREASE OF GAME BIRDS IN THE WEST INDEX

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Biography

Seton Gordon (1886-1977) was considered the foremost Scottish naturalist of his day and is credited with fathering the conservation movement in Scotland. He was a gifted wildlife photographer and his many books on the natural environment of Scotland are considered classics of their type.

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