9781904445883

Seton Gordon's Cairngorms: An Anthology

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  • ISBN13:

    9781904445883

  • ISBN10:

    1904445888

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-12-01
  • Publisher: Natl Book Network
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Summary

Seton Gordon really created himself as naturalist, photographer and writer, the first such in the country, his first book appearing when he was eighteen. In all he wrote 27 books, two specifically about the Cairngorms where he grew up and first explored and returned to many times throughout his long life. He wrote with a revelational wonder and freshness, writing in poetic prose descriptions only possible by someone intimately at home in the hills with their interacting, connected features: birds, plants, trees, geology, weather, Gaelic culture, place names, history, folklore an ecologist before the word was coined. Hamish Brown selected passages for Seton Gordon's Scotland and has now made a fascinating choice from Seton Gordon's extensive writings about the Cairngorms. There are descriptions of hill days throughout the seasons and intimate descriptions of wildlife. Seton Gordon lived to a great age but the Cairngorms were his first, young man's enthusiasm. Hamish Brown, no mean mountaineer and lover of the outdoors, has garnered biographical material and archive pictures for a book which eve ryone with an interest in the Scottish hills will welcome.

Author Biography

A professional writer, lecturer and photographer specialising in mountain, outdoor, travel and related topics, etc. Hamish Brown has written over 20 books including Hamish's Mountain Walk, his first and award-winning book. He is also a frequent contributor to magazines, the press, radio scripts and book illustrations and has become an inveterate wanderer. Other notable books include The Last Hundred; 25 Walks, Fife; 25 Walks, Skye and Kintail; Along the Fife Coastal Path; Speak to the Hills; Exploring the Edinburgh to Glasgow Canals; Seton Gordon's Scotland, an anthology and The Mountains Look on Marrakech

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