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The Eagle’s Way

Nature's New Frontier in a Northern Landscape


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“The best nature writer working in Britain today.” – The Los Angeles Times. Eagles, more than any other bird, spark our imaginations. These magnificent creatures encapsulate the majesty and wildness of Scottish nature. But change is afoot for the eagles of Scotland: the golden eagles are now sharing the skies with sea eagles after a successful reintroduction programme. In ‘The Eagle’s Way’, Jim Crumley exploits his years of observing these spectacular birds to paint an intimate portrait of their lives and how they interact with each other and the Scottish landscape. Combining passion, beautifully descriptive prose and the writer’s 25 years of experience, ‘The Eagle’s Way’ explores the ultimate question – what now for the eagles? – making it essential reading for wildlife lovers and eco-enthusiasts.

Prizes and awards

Shortlisted for a Saltire Society Literary Award 2014

REVIEWS OF The Eagle’s Way

'Tinglingly readable.… Crumley'’s distinctive voice carries you with him on his dawn forays and sunset vigils.' -– John Lister Kaye. Read more

'The Eagle’'s Way, is surely one of modern natural history writing’s masterpieces.' -– Jim Perrin, The Great Outdoors

"Jim Crumley soars with eagles and we watch with our mouths open, not just because the presence of the eagle fills us with awe but the virtuoso writing does, too. All Jim Crumley's books come from an intelligence drawn from place." - Paul Evan, BBC Countryfile

'Crumley is quite exceptional. Jim'’s writing is absolutely authentic; his arguments vested with the power of heartfelt sincerity; his life devoted to the vital subjects he studies, expresses so finely, and opens up to our wider understanding in the context of a better and more humane planetary future.' -– Viewpoint.

'Crumley'’s books are sublime. 'The Eagle's Way' is a beautiful, funny, argumentative narrative of praise to the eagle.' -– Roger Hutchinson, West Highland Free Press.

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  • Rights: World English
  • BIC code(s): WNCB, IDBKS
  • BISAC code(s): NAT004000, NAT043000
  • AI available?: Yes.

The Eagle’s Way

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.

Praise for Jim Crumley: “The most gifted writer where nature writing and mountain writing meet” – Jim Perrin for The Great Outdoors. “The best nature writer working in Britain today.” – The Los Angeles Times. “Enthralling and often strident.” – The Observer. “Compulsively descriptive and infectious in its enthusiasm.” – Scotland on Sunday. “The writing is glowing and compelling.”?– The Countryman.