THE SCOTTISH WILDCAT. By Christopher Clegg.

2017 1st edition. 4to (196 x 252mm). Ppiv,220. Colour photographs, distribution maps. Black boards, spine titled in gilt.

"The Scottish wildcat is an endangered species, but conservation groups are fighting hard for its survival and proliferation, and in the process uncovering more facts about this rarely glimpsed, beautiful mammal. This fascinating book on the wildcat by Dr Clegg reveals; its inbuilt survival instinct and adaptability, unusual sightings such as wildcats swimming from island to island, a history of the wildcat from prehistoric times to the present day, natural history including breeding and territory, wildcats as medieval vermin or for skins, dens and territorial ranges, in captivity, in literature and folklore, tracking wildcats using trail cameras, latest initiatives to save the wildcat." Chapters include:- No bones of contention; Post-glacial return and spread of the wildcat; Wildcat in Scotland; Surveying the damage; A hunter is hunted; Fur, pharmacy and food; The Tudor Vermin Acts; An Emerald Isle enigma; Cat show; The British tiger; The Picts; The Clans: Keeping it in the family; What's in a name?; Habitat, hunting and diet; Home range and breeding; Wildcats swimming; A domestic issue; Wildcat or domestic cat; Kellas cats; Identifying threats and preparing for the future. Appendices include:- Regional loss of the British tiger from England; Regional loss of Cath wyllt from Wales; Regional decline of Catfiadhaich in Scotland; Pleistocene remains of wildcat; Post-ice age remains of wildcat.
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Author Clegg (Christopher).
Book Code 45452
ISBN 191072341X / 9781910723418
Book Description Fine new copy in dust-wrapper.
Book Cover Hardcover
Published Date 2017
Publisher Merlin Unwin Books.
Place Ludlow, Shropshire.