A sumptuous BBC TV tie-in chronicling a year in the life of the
landscapes and wildlife of Europe's greatest wilderness: the Scottish
In the very north of Britain, far from the
bustling cities and picturesque countryside to the south, lies Western
Europe's greatest wilderness: the Scottish Highlands. This is a land
shaped by the flow of ancient ice, where snow-capped mountains tower
over ink-black lochs, Golden Eagles soar over heather-clad moors, and
Red Deer stags engage in mortal combat for the right to win a mate.
Along the coast, sea cliffs and offshore islands teem with millions of
seabirds, while the seas themselves are home to Basking Sharks, Orcas
and Bottlenose Dolphins.
The Highlands may at first sight seem
bleak and desolate, but they are also filled with secret wonders, from
the ancient Caledonian pine forests to the vast Flow Country, and from
the sheer granite cliffs of Handa to the mysterious depths of Loch Ness.
this lavish companion to the BBC TV series, Stephen Moss's thoughtful,
authoritative text is accompanied by spectacular photography from Laurie
Campbell. Highlands – Scotland's Wild Heart follows a year in the lives
of a stellar cast of wild animals as they live, feed, breed, and die in
this beautiful, yet unforgiving landscape--a land where only the