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Midges in Scotland
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ISBN:
9781841589381
Categories
Natural History
Imprint
Birlinn
Publication Date
01 April 2011
Format
Paperback
Status
Out of Stock
Publisher
Birlinn Limited
Extent
80
Illustrations
Colour throughout

Midges in Scotland

by George Hendry - Find out more about the author

The first edition of this book rapidly topped the list of bestsellers and has continued to sell well, turning up in places as far away as German schlosses, Brisbane bedsides and Canadian log cabins! This latest edition brings the story of biting midges up to date with new material on the Highland midge, its biology and why it bites. Written in a highly readable but informed way, it describes how and why the midge plays such a dominant role in the ecology and human culture of the Highlands, not least in keeping the worst of human depredations under control. Armed with this book, you should be able to enjoy the splendours of the Highland summer without quite so many bites! Illustrated with cartoons by BAX.

Dr George Hendry is a biologist and science writer. The origins of this book go back to a period in his student days when he was besieged an old house in the Highlands during a particularly midgy-ridden summer. He lives in Rossshire.