The Nature of Spring (Seasons) (Hardcover)
"Delightful ... The lyrical prose elevates Crumley's detailed descriptions of the natural world he encounters ... Readers will be transported by this immersive outing." Publishers Weekly
A BBC-serialized vision of spring, ravaged by climate change yet still astonishing, by Scotland's leading nature writer.Spring is nature's season of rebirth and rejuvenation. Earth's Northern hemisphere tilts toward the sun, winter yields to intensifying light and warmth, and a wild, elemental beauty transforms the Highland landscape and a repertoire of islands from Colonsay to Lindisfarne.
Jim Crumley chronicles the wonder, tumult, and spectacle of that transformation, but he shows too that it is no Wordsworthian idyll that unfolds. Climate chaos brings unwanted drama to the lives of badger and fox, seal and seabird and raptor, pine marten and sand martin. Crumley lays bare the impact of global warming and urges us all towards a more daring conservation vision that embraces everything from the mountain treeline to a second spring for the wolf.