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By Adam Watson

This publication starts with a thought-provoking article now reprinted, criticising the expanding effect of politically-correct corporations and politicians who wish to keep an eye on freewill and climbing. Then comes a bankruptcy with a critique of a number of writers at the Cairngorms compared to the unique Seton Gordon.
After the writer released a assessment in 1977 on ‘The flora and fauna power of the Cairngorms region’, he got here below unwarranted assault by means of influential deepest landowners who misrepresented what he wrote or even incorporated a possibility. a much wider public might be conscious of this.
There follows an essay on biologist Professor Vero C. Wynne-Edwards, and one other at the heritage of the learn station close to Banchory, tested for learning first and foremost purple grouse after which ecological difficulties of mountain, moorland, wooded area and fresh-water.
The final bankruptcy – an important one and occupying a 3rd of the booklet – provides the author’s lifetime view of the price of lone journeys in hiking, ski-mountaineering and mountain-craft.

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