The Great Wood

The Great Wood The Ancient Forest of Caledon

Paperback (19 Sep 2011)

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Synopsis

The Great Wood of Caledon - the historic native forest of Highland Scotland - has a reputation as potent and misleading as the wolves that ruled it. The popular image is of an impassable, sun-snuffing shroud, a Highlandswide jungle infested by wolf, lynx, bear, beaver, wild white cattle, wild boar, and wilder painted men. Jim Crumley shines a light into the darker corners of the Great Wood, to re-evaluate some of the questionable elements of its reputation, and to assess the possibilities of its partial resurrection into something like a national forest. The book threads a path among relict strongholds of native woodland, beginning with a soliloquy by the Fortingall Yew, the one tree in Scotland that can say of the hey-day of the Great Wood 5,000 years ago: 'I was there.' The journey is enriched by vivid wildlife encounters, a passionate and poetic account that binds the slow dereliction of the past to an optimistic future.

Book information

ISBN: 9781841589732
Publisher: Birlinn Ltd
Imprint: Birlinn
Pub date:
DEWEY: 634.9094115
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 173
Weight: 190g
Height: 197mm
Width: 131mm
Spine width: 15mm