A Richness of Martens

Wildlife Tales from Ardnamurchan

By Polly Pullar

Introduction by John Lister-Kaye

Illustrator: Sharon Tingey

Format: Paperback

This delightful book challenges many pre-conceived assumptions about the pine marten, one of Britain's most elusive mammals, and includes delightful photos and is illustrated throughout with drawings of this charming yet rarely-seen animal.

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Birlinn Limited

Birlinn publishes mostly non-fiction books, ranging from biography to history, military history and Scottish interest. Their imprints, Polygon Books, Arena Sport Books and John Donald Books, publish a wide variety of genres including culture, literary fiction, poetry and sports.

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When Les and Chris Humphreys moved to Ardnamurchan 15 years ago, little did they realise they would be sharing their home with some of Britain's most elusive and misunderstood mustelids. Amongst all the animals and birds that visit their garden, they have formed a special bond with numerous pine martens, and have studied them and a cast of other creatures at close range through direct observation and via sensor-operated cameras.

Naturalist and photographer Polly Pullar has known the Humphreys and their pine martens for many years. In this book she tells the remarkable story of the couple and their animal friends, interpolating it with natural history, anecdote and her own experiences of the wildlife of the area. The result is a fascinating glimpse into the life of a much misunderstood animal and a passionate portrait of one of Scotland's richest habitats - the oakwoods of Scotland's Atlantic seaboard.

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Format Paperback
Imprint Birlinn Limited
Publication Date 5 Jul 2018
ISBN 9781780275208
Number of Pages 256

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'Entertaining, informative and includes findings about martens that challenge previous understandings. A demonstration that you can embrace and enjoy wildlife anywhere'

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