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Renowned nature writer Jim Crumley gets up close and personal with some of Britain's most iconic and loved animals – here, the barn owl. With his inimitable passion and vision, Jim describes some of his most memorable encounters with British wildlife – and reveals the startling ways they continually adapt to the relentless encroachment of humans on their habitats. The Encounters in the Wild series not only offers insights into their extraordinary lives, but also considers the conservation efforts to protect them and how the future looks for these much loved animals.
Jim Crumley is a nature writer, journalist and poet with 25 books to his name, mostly on the landscape and wildlife of Scotland. As a highly knowledgable and inspiring wildlife expert, he is in high demand as a contributor for TV and radio, as well as publications such as the The Scotsman and BBC Wildlife. Jim's most recent book, The Eagle's Way, was published by Saraband in March 2014.