WorldCat Identities

Crumley, Jim 1947-

Overview
Works: 53 works in 105 publications in 1 language and 1,915 library holdings
Genres: Pictorial works  History  Folklore  Art  Fiction  Nature stories 
Roles: Author
Classifications: QL737, 333.784094124
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Jim Crumley
 
Most widely held works by Jim Crumley
A high and lonely place : the sanctuary and plight of the Cairngorms by Jim Crumley( Book )

4 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last wolf by Jim Crumley( Book )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Last Wolf, Jim Crumley explores the place of the wolf in Scotland - past, present and future - and challenges many of the myths that have been regarded for centuries as biological fact
St Kilda : a portrait of Britain's remotest island landscape by Colin Baxter( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shetland : land of the ocean by Colin Baxter( Book )

4 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The winter whale by Jim Crumley( Book )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In late November, 1893, a humpback whale--as rare a sight in the North Sea then as it would be now--followed herring shoals into the Tay estuary, and travelled as far upstream as Dundee docks to linger in the home waters of the biggest whaling fleet in Britain, and one of the biggest in Europe. The whale became an instant celebrity, known simply as the Monster, but a handful of boats were launched to try and catch it. The hunt was farcical, protracted, and ultimately grotesque--the whale remained elusive for four weeks before towing six vessels out past the Bell Rock lighthouse. All the lines parted in building seas and the whale escaped, but it was mortally wounded and was found floating off Stonehaven on January 6, bristling with ironmongery. After a public auction was held for the corpse, the whale was hauled to Dundee. The public was charged sixpence or a shilling to see it, special trains were run from all over Angus, Perthshire and Fife, and for three shillings they could have their photograph taken sitting at a table inside the whale's propped open mouth. The whale was immortalised by the poetry of William McGonagall and went on tour by train on a specially built cradle to Aberdeen, Glasgow, Liverpool, Manchester, London and Edinburgh, before returning to Dundee. Its skeleton was presented to Dundee Museum, despite lucrative offers from big museums in London, Europe and America. The Winter Whale is a remarkable historical set piece, a product of its time, although even then public opinion was divided between glee and outrage, pro-whaler and pro-whale
Badgers on the Highland edge by Jim Crumley( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Among islands by Jim Crumley( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great wood : the ancient forest of Caledon by Jim Crumley( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Great Wood of Caledon - the historic native forest of Highland Scotland - has a reputation as potent and misleading as the wolves that ruled it. The popular image is of an impassable, sun-snuffing shroud, a Highlands-wide jungle infested by wolf, lynx, bear, beaver, wild white cattle, wild boar, and wilder painted men. Jim Crumley shines a light into the darker corners of the Great Wood, to re-evaluate some of the questionable elements of its reputation, and to assess the possibilities of its partial resurrection into something like a national forest. The book threads a path among relict strongholds of native woodland, beginning with a soliloquy by the Fortingall Yew, the one tree in Scotland that can say of the hey-day of the Great Wood 5,000 years ago: 'I was there.' The journey is enriched by vivid wildlife encounters, a passionate and poetic account that binds the slow dereliction of the past to an optimistic future
Among mountains by Jim Crumley( Book )

4 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Waters of the wild swan by Jim Crumley( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The company of swans by Jim Crumley( Book )

3 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Glencoe : monarch of glens by Colin Baxter( Book )

2 editions published between 1990 and 1998 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

West Highland landscape by Colin Baxter( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wind in my face : on the trail of a nature photographer by Don MacCaskill( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mountain of light by Jim Crumley( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The eagle's way by Jim Crumley( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

?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, bea
Barn owl by Jim Crumley( Book )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Renowned nature writer Jim Crumley gets up close and personal with some of Britain's most iconic and loved animals - here, the barn owl.???The Encounters in the Wild series not only offers insights into their extraordinary lives, but also considers the conservation efforts to protect them and how the future looks for these much loved animals
Fox by Jim Crumley( Book )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cover; Praise; Title Page; Contents; ONE; TWO; THREE; FOUR; FIVE; SIX; AFTERWORD; About the Author; Copyright
Nature's architect : the beaver's return to our wild landscapes by Jim Crumley( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hundreds of years after their extinction in these isles, beavers are back in Britain. These highly skilled engineers of the natural world have been reintroduced at several sites across the UK and, even as they become established, are already having a dramatic effect on our wild landscapes. Here, leading nature writer Jim Crumley reveals the pioneering lifestyle of these intriguing and secretive 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 Bri
The nature of autumn by Jim Crumley( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Charting the colourful progression from September through October and November, Jim Crumley tells the story of how unfolding autumn affects the wildlife and landscapes of his beloved countryside. Along the way, Jim experiences the deer rut, finds phenomenal redwood trees in the most unexpected of places, and contemplates climate change, the death of his father, and his own love of nature. He paints an intimate and deeply personal portrait of a moody and majestic season."--Back cover
 
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The last wolf
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The last wolfShetland : land of the oceanThe winter whaleBadgers on the Highland edgeAmong islandsThe great wood : the ancient forest of CaledonAmong mountainsWaters of the wild swan