|Nautical & General|
| A High
and Lonely Place: 2nd edition
|240 × 170
24 pages of colour photographs
Description -|- Reviews
| In the nine years since it was first
published, A High and Lonely Place has become a classic of Scottish nature writing
and of the literature of our mountains. It has also become a much-quoted source
of inspiration to those who champion the cause of our wild places in general and
the Cairngorms in particular. Jim Crumley marries a poet’s instincts to an uncompromising
passion for the Cairngorm’s arctic character, and for those wildlife tribes which
This is the work of a man who has known and loved and grown intimate with the Cairngorms over more than thirty years. Crumley marks nature’s rhythms with thoughtful and often delightful observations of bird and beast, flower and landscape. In the process he strives for a purer empathy with the wilds, seeks out the nourishing bond of man and landscape. But ultimately, the book asserts that the Cairngorms are nature’s place. Crumley proposes a radical solution to safeguard the mountains from a threatening array of forces ranged against them, and in a memorable conclusion, invokes what Seton Gordon called ‘the spirit of the high and lonely places’.
What the reviews said:
|'This is an excellent
book and well worth buying and keeping by your bedside. It is written by a thoughtful,
sensitive man who, nevertheless, has his feet on the ground, the ground in this
case being the Cairngorms. He evokes their beauty at all seasons of the year and
at all times of day and night'.
Scottish Mountaineering Club Journal
|'... exquisitely crafted
writing...' '... the words still leap from the pages with all the grace and vigour
of the eagles he decribes, and the message strikes home with all the forcefulness
of their talons'. 'In his writing, however, we have a treasure: a skilfully crafted
and worthy reminder of a beautiful world well within our reach ...'
|'This book should be
on every backpacker's bookshelf. ... the words will hold you and you will not
want to put the book down.'
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