Tarka the Otter

Filename: tarka-the-otter.pdf
ISBN: 9780141359281
Release Date: 2014-07-17
Number of pages: 352
Author: Henry Williamson
Publisher: Penguin UK

Download and read online Tarka the Otter in PDF and EPUB A Puffin Book - stories that last a lifetime. Puffin Modern Classics are relaunched under a new logo: A Puffin Book. There are 20 titles to collect in the series, listed below, all with exciting new covers and child-friendly endnotes. TARKA THE OTTER is the classic story of an otter living in the Devonshire countryside which captures the feel of life in the wild as seen through the otter's own eyes. The story's atmosphere and detail make it easy to see why Tarka has become one of the best-loved creatures in world literature. Henry William Williamson was born in 1895 in Brockley, south-east London. The then semi-rural location provided easy access to the countryside, and he developed a deep love of nature throughout his childhood. He became a prolific author known for his natural and social history novels. He won the Hawthornden Prize for literatrure in 1928 for Tarka the Otter.

Tarka the Otter

Filename: tarka-the-otter.pdf
ISBN: 9780141924489
Release Date: 2009-05-07
Number of pages: 208
Author: Henry Williamson
Publisher: Penguin UK

Download and read online Tarka the Otter in PDF and EPUB In the wild there is no safety. The otter cub Tarka grows up with his mother and sisters, learning to swim, catch fish - and to fear the cry of the hunter and the flash of the metal trap. Soon he must fend for himself, travelling through rivers, woods, moors, ponds and out to sea, sometimes with the female otters White-tip and Greymuzzle, always on the run. Eventually, chased by a pack of hounds, he meets his nemesis, the fearsome dog Deadlock, and must fight for his life.

Tarka the Otter

Filename: tarka-the-otter.pdf
ISBN: 0582186587
Release Date: 1927
Number of pages: 234
Author: Henry Williamson

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Filename: otter.pdf
ISBN: 9781861898937
Release Date: 2010-10-15
Number of pages: 183
Author: Daniel Allen
Publisher: Reaktion Books

Download and read online Otter in PDF and EPUB Although rarely seen in the wild, the otter is admired for its playful character and graceful aquatic agility, which were established in the popular imagination through books like Tarka the Otter and Ring of Bright Water. This, however, is just a very small part of their story—throughout history the otter has also been widely hunted for its fur and flesh. In Otter, human geographer Daniel Allen reveals how the animal’s identity has been shaped by this variety of human interactions. As Allen explains, otters, while feared by some communities, were hunted to near extinction by others—killed for their valuable pelts in the north Pacific and chased with hounds for sport in Britain. In contrast, Allen describes how Native Americans revered the otter and how indigenous fishermen in parts of Asia trained otters to assist them. Sadly, now all thirteen species of otter are considered threatened, and their survival is by no means certain. In this wide-ranging look at the otter, Allen incorporates anecdotes from folklore, sports, popular literature, media, and conservation studies in order to unravel this complicated cultural history. Otter isa lively book that offers a new way of thinking about this admired and endangered animal.

Tarka the Otter Illustrated by C F Tunnicliffe

Filename: tarka-the-otter-illustrated-by-c-f-tunnicliffe.pdf
ISBN: OCLC:504529496
Release Date: 1945
Number of pages: 279
Author: Henry Williamson

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The Otters Tale

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ISBN: 9780008189723
Release Date: 2017-03-23
Number of pages: 288
Author: Simon Cooper
Publisher: HarperCollins UK

Download and read online The Otters Tale in PDF and EPUB Otters hold an almost unique place in the animal kingdom of the British Isles, being one of the very few creatures that give birth once every two years. They are the most secretive yet also the most popular mammals – they are found in every county but are so rarely seen that they have been raised to mythical status.

Otter Country

Filename: otter-country.pdf
ISBN: 9781847085894
Release Date: 2012-09-06
Number of pages: 256
Author: Miriam Darlington
Publisher: Granta Books

Download and read online Otter Country in PDF and EPUB Over the course of a year, Miriam Darlington travelled around Britain in search of wild otters; from her home in Devon to the wilds of Scotland; to a sanctuary in Suffolk credited with saving British otters from extinction; to Cumbria, Wales, Northumberland, Cornwall, Somerset and the River Lea; to her childhood home near the Ouse, site of Virginia Woolf's drowning, and the source of her watery obsession. Otter Country follows Darlington's search through different landscapes, seasons, weather and light, as she tracked one of Britain's most elusive animals. During her journey, she met otter experts, representatives of the Environment Agency, conservationists, ecologists, walkers, Henry Williamson's family, Gavin Maxwell's heir; zoo keepers, fishermen, scientists, hunters and poets. Above all she learnt how to track and be around otters, and that the stillness required to actually see this shy animal can bring many unasked-for wonders. Written in mesmerising, magical prose, Otter Country will establish Darlington as a prominent voice in the new generation of British nature writers.

Salar the Salmon

Filename: salar-the-salmon.pdf
ISBN: OCLC:504529240
Release Date: 1959
Number of pages: 231
Author: Henry Williamson

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Ring of Bright Water

Filename: ring-of-bright-water.pdf
ISBN: 9781567924848
Release Date: 2016-04-15
Number of pages: 344
Author: Gavin Maxwell
Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher

Download and read online Ring of Bright Water in PDF and EPUB This volume weaves together the Scottish otter stories from Gavin Maxwell's three non-fiction books, Ring of Bright Water (1960), The Rocks Remain (1963), and Raven Meet Thy Brother (1969). Maxwell was both an extraordinarily evocative writer and a highly unusual man. While touring the Iraqi marshes, he was captivated by an otter and became a devoted advocate of and spokesman for the species. He moved to a remote house in the Scottish highlands, co-habiting there with three otters and living an idyllic and isolated life – at least for a while. Fate, fame, and fire conspired against this paradise, and it, too, came to an end, though the journey was filled with incident and wonder. Maxwell was also talented as an artist, and his sinuous line drawings of these amphibious and engaging creatures, and the homes they occupied, illustrate his story. This book stands as a lasting tribute to a man, his work, and his passion. It was received and has endured as a classic for its portrait not only of otters but also of a man who endured heartaches and disappointments, whose life embodied both greatness and tragedy. He writes with rare eloquence about his birth, his devotion to the beloved Scottish highlands, and the wildlife he loved, while refusing to ignore the darker aspects of his nature and of nature in its larger sense.

The Last Wild

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ISBN: 9781780878294
Release Date: 2013-03-28
Number of pages: 320
Author: Piers Torday
Publisher: Hachette UK

Download and read online The Last Wild in PDF and EPUB This is a story about a boy named Kester. He is extraordinary, but he doesn't know that yet. All he knows, at this very moment, is this: 1. There is a flock of excited pigeons in his bedroom. 2. They are talking to him. 3. His life will never be quite the same again...

Nature Writing

Filename: nature-writing.pdf
ISBN: 0393049663
Release Date: 2002
Number of pages: 1152
Author: Robert Finch
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Download and read online Nature Writing in PDF and EPUB Presents a compilation of prose nature writing containing selections by such authors as Henry David Thoreau, Charles Darwin, Edward Hoagland, Annie Dillard, and Terry Tempest Williams.

The Henry Williamson Animal Saga

Filename: the-henry-williamson-animal-saga.pdf
ISBN: OCLC:58039713
Release Date: 1968
Number of pages: 477
Author: Henry Williamson

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Henry Williamson

Filename: henry-williamson.pdf
ISBN: UOM:39015038408210
Release Date: 1995
Number of pages: 368
Author: Anne Williamson
Publisher: Alan Sutton Publishing

Download and read online Henry Williamson in PDF and EPUB Published to coincide with the centenary of his birth, a highly visual portrait of Henry Williamson, who is best known as the author of TARKA THE OTTER but who wrote over 50 books.

The Family from One End Street

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ISBN: 9780141966656
Release Date: 2010-06-03
Number of pages: 320
Author: Eve Garnett
Publisher: Penguin UK

Download and read online The Family from One End Street in PDF and EPUB The story of everyday life in the big, happy Ruggles family who live in the small town of Otwell. Father is a dustman and Mother a washerwoman. Then there's all the children - practical Lily Rose, clever Kate, mischievous twins James and John, followed by Jo, who loves films, little Peg and finally baby William. A truly classic book awarded the Carnegie Medal as the best children's book of 1937.