Midges in Scotland

By George Hendry

Format: Paperback

An informative but very readable and amusing investigation into the various types of flying pest. This new edition includes more up-to-date information on the highland midge, its biology and why it bites. This book explains the midge's dominant role in ecology, and highland culture, and also how it keeps the worst human depredations under control.

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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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The first edition of this book rapidly topped the list of bestsellers and has continued to sell well, turning up in places as far away as German schlosses, Brisbane bedsides and Canadian log cabins! This latest edition brings the story of biting midges up to date with new material on the Highland midge, its biology and why it bites. Written in a highly readable but informed way, it describes how and why the midge plays such a dominant role in the ecology and human culture of the Highlands, not least in keeping the worst of human depredations under control. Armed with this book, you should be able to enjoy the splendours of the Highland summer without quite so many bites! Illustrated with cartoons by BAX.

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Format Paperback
Imprint Birlinn Limited
Publication Date 20 Jun 2011
ISBN 9781841589381
Number of Pages 80

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'Essential reading - Dr Hendry is a man with a mission to tell the truth' - The Big Issue 'Fascinating reading.' - The Observer

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