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Nature’s Architect

The beaver's return to our wild landscapes

  • RRP: £12.99 (print) / £7.99 (ebook)
  • Format: Paperback
  • Extent: 240 pages
  • Dimensions (mm): 216 x 135
  • ISBN: 9781910192061
  • Ebook ISBN: 9781910192078
  • Genres: Nature, Nature Writing
  • Book tags: Scotland, beavers, conservation
  • Publication date: July 16, 2015


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Hundreds of years after their extinction in these isles, beavers are back. These skilled engineers of the natural world have been introduced at several sites across the UK, with new trials planned. Even as they become established, they are having a dramatic effect on our wild landscapes. Here, leading nature writer Jim Crumley reveals the lifestyle of these intriguing creatures and considers the ecological and economic impact of the beaver reintroductions. Employing his trademark beautiful prose and empathy for life in the wild, Crumley considers the future for Britain’s beavers and makes the case for giving them their freedom despite their controversial status.

REVIEWS OF Nature’s Architect

'Crumley conveys the feelings involved... the excitement, the joy, the wonder of the natural world at its wildest – with honesty and passion.' - Susan Mansfield, Scottish Review of Books. Read more

Trade information

  • Rights: World English
  • BIC code(s): WNCF, RNC, 1DBK
  • BISAC code(s): NAT019000, SCI020000

Nature’s Architect

About the author

Jim Crumley

Jim Crumley is a nature writer, journalist and poet with over 25 books to his name, mostly on the landscape and wildlife of Scotland. As a highly knowledgable and inspiring wildlife expert, he is in high demand as a contributor for TV and radio, as well as publications such as the Scotsman and BBC Wildlife.