The Eagle’s Way

Jim Crumley

Jim Crumley is the author of more than forty books, mostly on the wildlife and wild landscape of his native Scotland, many of them making the case for species reintroductions, or ‘rewilding’. His Seasons series, a quartet of books exploring the wildlife and landscapes and how climate change is affecting our environment across the four seasons, is highly acclaimed.  The Nature of Autumn was longlisted for the Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize 2017 and shortlisted for the Richard Jefferies Society and White Horse Bookshop Literary Prize 2017. The third in the series, The Nature of Spring, was Radio 4’s Book of the Week. The Nature of Summer, was shortlisted for the 2021 Highland Book Prize. The Eagle’s Way was shortlisted for a prestigious Saltire Society award, and his Encounters in the Wild series – which sees Jim get up close and personal with Britain’s favourite animals – has found him many new readers. He has written about the return of the beaver to the UK’s wetlands in Nature’s Architect , and his most recent title is Lakeland Wild, his first to focus entirely on an English landscape.

Jim is also a poet, an occasional broadcaster on both radio and television and a widely published journalist who wrote columns for the Dundee Courier for many years and has a monthly column in The Scots Magazine.

The Eagle’s Way

Nature's New Frontier in a Northern Landscape

by Jim Crumley

  • RRP: £12.99 (print) / £7.99 (ebook)
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781908643476
  • Ebook ISBN: 9781908643483

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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.