Despite its small size, Scotland is surprisingly diverse in terms of fauna.
Fauna Scotica is a celebration of this diversity. Themed around various habitats (mountain; bog and moor; woods; lochs and rivers; the sea; croft and farm; town), it features a wealth of information on many of Scotland’s animals, from adders to owls and deer to salmon, as well as a chapter dedicated to mythological creatures.
In addition to general descriptions and biological information, the text is interspersed with much detail – historical, folklore, anecdotal and even culinary – which offers fascinating insights into the role of animals in our cultural life and the way man has interacted with them over a period of thousands of years.
This informative and beautifully illustrated book will appeal to all wildlife enthusiasts.
Further details of Fauna Scotica are available on the main catalogue, available in ‘Catalogues’ on the Library’s website.