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The first edition of Midges in Scotland rapidly topped the list of bestsellers and has continued to sell well, turning up in places as far away as German schlosses, Brisbane bedsides and Canadian log cabins! This latest edition brings the story of biting midges up to date with new material on the Highland midge, its biology and why it bites.
Written in a highly readable but informed way, it describes how and why the midge plays such a dominant role in the ecology and human culture of the Highlands, not least in keeping the worst of human depredations under control. Armed with this book, you should be able to enjoy the splendours of the Highland summer without quite so many bites! Illustrated with cartoons by BAX.
Dr George Hendry is a biologist and science writer. The origins of this book go back to a period in his student days when he was besieged an old house in the Highlands during a particularly midgy summer. He lives in Rossshire.
"A well researched and readable account of this infamous insect's lifecycle and habits. Aptly illustrated by amusing cartoons."
- The Scots Magazine
"Essential reading ... Dr Hendry is a man with a mission to tell the truth."
- The Big Issue
"It's a rare book this, succeeding in being charming and scholarly at the same time"