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Regeneration Reviews

Regeneration by Andrew Painting

Regeneration: The Rescue of a Wild Land

Andrew Painting

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1 review

Imprint: Birlinn Ltd
Publisher: Birlinn General
Publication date: 18 Mar 2021
ISBN: 9781780277141

This is the inspiring story of a Highland estate, which was rescued from the catastrophic effects of decades of human interference, and is now one of the most successful examples of rewilding in the UK.

4 stars out of 5
Allan Massie
17 Mar 2021

" well-written, well-informed and frequently thought-provoking"

The book offers first a detailed account of the work done and projects undertaken at Mar Lodge. Some will, like me, find there is too much detail about daily work; others, more knowledgeable, will be delighted. Even the most cursory reader, inclined to skip chunky paragraphs, will nevertheless find much to enjoy. There is a lot to learn and the learning is satisfying. It helps that Painting, with a degree in English Literature from London University before studying Environmental Anthropology at Aberdeen, writes both clearly and often entrancingly.

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