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Birds in North-East Scotland then and now.

By: Watson, Adam.

Price: £24.99

Publisher: Paragon Publishing, 2012

Edition: First Edition


Illustrated card covers, New. First edition, pp 185, colour illustrations. Field observations mainly in the 1940s and comparison with recent records. Adam Watson as a schoolboy made field observations on birds in north-east Scotland during the 1940s and early 1950s. These are of special interest because hardly any local ornithologists lived there, and his main set of observations is published here for the first time. As well as accounts for all species seen, there is... View more info

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Birds in North-East Scotland then and now.

By: Watson, Adam.

Price: £29.99

Publisher: Paragon Publishing, 2012

Edition: First Edition


Illustrated boards, New. First edition, pp 185, colour illustrations. Field observations mainly in the 1940s and comparison with recent records. Adam Watson as a schoolboy made field observations on birds in north-east Scotland during the 1940s and early 1950s. These are of special interest because hardly any local ornithologists lived there, and his main set of observations is published here for the first time. As well as accounts for all species seen, there is detailed... View more info

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Hill Birds in North-East Highlands: Field Observations Over Decades- Ptarmigan, Red Grouse, Golden Plover, Dottrel, Bird Counts.

By: Watson, Adam.

Price: £9.99

Publisher: Paragon Publishing, 2013

Edition: First Edition


Illustrated card covers, New. First edition, pp 107, colour illustrations, appendix. Field observations in the Scottish Highlands over decades - ptarmigan, red grouse, golden plover, dotterel, bird counts.The author documents hatch-dates of ptarmigan and red grouse in relation to blaeberry growth and climate. He collates field observations on golden plover, involving proportions of dark-plumaged summering birds, breeding success, population density within and amongst ... View more info

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Hill Birds in North-East Highlands: Field Observations Over Decades- Ptarmigan, Red Grouse, Golden Plover, Dottrel, Bird Counts.

By: Watson, Adam

Price: £14.99

Publisher: Paragon Publishing, 2013

Edition: First Edition


Hardcover in illustrated boards, New. First edition, pp 107, colour illustrations, appendix. Field observations in the Scottish Highlands over decades - ptarmigan, red grouse, golden plover, dotterel, bird counts.The author documents hatch-dates of ptarmigan and red grouse in relation to blaeberry growth and climate. He collates field observations on golden plover, involving proportions of dark-plumaged summering birds, breeding success, population density within and amo... View more info

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Human Impacts on the Northern Cairngorms

By: Watson, Adam.

Price: £34.99

Publisher: Paragon Publishing, 2012

Edition: First Edition


Hardcover with illustrated boards, New. First edition, pp 169, colour illustrations. This authoritative impartial scientific account by a recognised expert, will be of interest to planning officers, ski companies, skiers, hill-walkers and mountaineers as well as the many in the public who appreciate wildlife and the Scottish countryside. The first part of this book presents the evidence of the author as the main scientific witness at the 1981 Lurcher's Gully Public I... View more info

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Human Impacts on the Northern Cairngorms

By: Watson, Adam

Price: £29.99

Publisher: Paragon Publishing,

Edition: First Edition


Softcover with illustrated covers, New. First edition, pp 169, colour illustrations. This authoritative impartial scientific account by a recognised expert, will be of interest to planning officers, ski companies, skiers, hill-walkers and mountaineers as well as the many in the public who appreciate wildlife and the Scottish countryside. The first part of this book presents the evidence of the author as the main scientific witness at the 1981 Lurcher's Gully Public I... View more info

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Mammals in North-East Highlands: Red Deer, Mountain Hares and Others.

By: Watson, Adam.

Price: £9.99

Publisher: Paragon Publishing,


Illustrated card covers, New. First edition, pp 155, colour illustrations, appendix. Timings of antler-shedding by red deer were noted, as well as deer-beds and winter deaths of red deer. The author recounts some old published statements about sheep, deer and vegetation in the Highlands, and uses old sources to estimate the numbers of red deer in Scotland at low ebb in the 1780s. Next he collates field observations by several colleagues and himself on vertebrate anima... View more info

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Mammals in North-East Highlands: Red Deer, Mountain Hares and Others.

By: Watson, Adam

Price: £14.99

Publisher: Paragon Publishing, 2013

Edition: First Edition


Hardcover with illustrated boards, New. First edition, pp 155, colour illustrations, appendix. Timings of antler-shedding by red deer were noted, as well as deer-beds and winter deaths of red deer. The author recounts some old published statements about sheep, deer and vegetation in the Highlands, and uses old sources to estimate the numbers of red deer in Scotland at low ebb in the 1780s. Next he collates field observations by several colleagues and himself on vertebrat... View more info

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More Days from a Hill Diary: Scotland, Norway, Newfoundland, 1951-80.

By: Watson, Adam.

Price: £14.99

Publisher: Paragon Publishing, 2014

Edition: First Edition


Illustrated card covers, New.First edition, pp 170, colour illustrations. In this book the author presents extracts from his hill diary in Scotland, Norway and Newfoundland, including hill-walking, rock and snow climbing, ski-mountaineering, and observing wildlife, from 1951 when he was 20. They continued through a personal exploration of hill country, often solo, until 1980. The book describes many ski-tours in Scotland, mostly alone, during 1951, the snowiest winte... View more info

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Place Name Discoveries: Upper Deeside and the Far Highlands

By: Watson, Adam & Murray, Ian.

Price: £19.99

Publisher: Paragon, 2015 9781782223276, 2015

Edition: 1st Edition


Softcover with illustrated laminated paper covers, New. First edition, pp 213, colour illustrations, bibliography. In this book the authors present many unpublished place names from Upper Deeside and from counties in the Highlands beyond. These were heard from indigenous folk back to 1941. Names are given with phonetic spellings, so that readers can pronounce them accurately, and in most cases with translations from Gaelic, Norse, Scots or Pictish into English. The book ... View more info

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Place Name Discoveries: Upper Deeside and the Far Highlands.

By: Watson, Adam & Murray, Ian.

Price: £24.99

Publisher: Paragon, 2015. 978-1782223283, 2015

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)


Hardcover with illustrated laminated boards, New. First edition, pp 213, colour illustrations, bibliography. In this book the authors present many unpublished place names from Upper Deeside and from counties in the Highlands beyond. These were heard from indigenous folk back to 1941. Names are given with phonetic spellings, so that readers can pronounce them accurately, and in most cases with translations from Gaelic, Norse, Scots or Pictish into English. The book is ric... View more info

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Place Names in Much of North-East Scotland: Hill, Glen, Lowland, Coast, Sea, Folk.

By: Watson, Adam.

Price: £19.99

Publisher: Paragon Publishing, 2013

Edition: First Edition


Illustrated card covers, New. First edition, pp 403, colour illustrations, bibliography. Hill, glen, lowland, coast, sea, folk In this book, the author presents many thousands of unpublished as well as published place names from much of north-east Scotland, most of them heard from local people, as a result of a study that he began in 2002. His book therefore preserves a salient part of local culture and identity. He interviewed many hundreds of indigenous residents, d... View more info

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Place Names in Much of North-East Scotland: Hill, Glen, Lowland, Coast, Sea, Folk.

By: Watson, Adam.

Price: £24.99

Publisher: Paragon Publishing, 2013

Edition: First Edition


Hardcover with illustrated laminated boards, New. First edition, pp 435, colour illustrations, bibliography. Hill, glen, lowland, coast, sea, folk In this book, the author presents many thousands of unpublished as well as published place names from much of north-east Scotland, most of them heard from local people, as a result of a study that he began in 2002. His book therefore preserves a salient part of local culture and identity. He interviewed many hundreds of in... View more info

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Points, Sets and Man.

By: Watson, Adam

Price: £19.99

Publisher: Paragon Publishing, 2013


Hardcover with illustrated boards, New. First edition, pp 245, colour illustrations. Pointers and setters, stars of research on grouse, ptarmigan and other game. In this book, the author looks back at 56 years' of personal experiences with his own pointers and setters, and those of members of the research team that he came later to lead. They studied the population biology, territorial behaviour, habitats and environment of red grouse and ptarmigan in Scotland. The j... View more info

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Points, Sets and Man: Pointers and Setters, Stars of Research on Grouse, Ptarmigan and other game.

By: Watson, Adam

Price: £14.99

Publisher: Paragon Publishing, 2013

Edition: First Edition


Illustrated card covers, New. First edition, pp 245, colour illustrations, bibliography. Pointers and setters, stars of research on grouse, ptarmigan and other game. In this book, the author looks back at 56 years' of personal experiences with his own pointers and setters, and those of members of the research team that he came later to lead. They studied the population biology, territorial behaviour, habitats and environment of red grouse and ptarmigan in Scotland. Th... View more info