The Running Hare

The Running Hare

The hare is lepus from the Latin levipes, light foot, because of speed such as this. 'First catch your hare', began Hannah Glasse's famous recipe for jugged hare in The Art of Cookery Made Plain and Easy, 1747, which is no easy feat ...

Author: John Lewis-Stempel

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781473525832

Category: Nature

Page: 304

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__________________ 'BRITAIN'S FINEST LIVING NATURE WRITER' - THE TIMES The Sunday Times Bestseller - SHORTLISTED FOR THE WAINWRIGHT PRIZE 2017 Traditional ploughland is disappearing. Seven cornfield flowers have become extinct in the last twenty years. Once abundant, the corn bunting and the lapwing are on the Red List. The corncrake is all but extinct in England. And the hare is running for its life. Written in exquisite prose, The Running Hare tells the story of the wild animals and plants that live in and under our ploughland, from the labouring microbes to the patrolling kestrel above the corn, from the linnet pecking at seeds to the seven-spot ladybird that eats the aphids that eat the crop. It recalls an era before open-roofed factories and silent, empty fields, recording the ongoing destruction of the unique, fragile, glorious ploughland that exists just down the village lane. But it is also the story of ploughland through the eyes of man who took on a field and husbanded it in a natural, traditional way, restoring its fertility and wildlife, bringing back the old farmland flowers and animals. John Lewis Stempel demonstrates that it is still possible to create a place where the hare can rest safe. Shortlisted for the Richard Jefferies Society White Horse Bookshop Prize 2016. John Lewis-Stempel was winner of the Thwaites Wainwright Prize 2015 for MEADOWLAND.
Categories: Nature

The Running Hare

The Running Hare

Written in exquisite prose, The Running Hare tells the story of the wild animals and plants that live in and under our ploughland, from the labouring microbes to the patrolling kestrel above the corn, from the linnet pecking at seeds to the ...

Author: John Lewis-Stempel

Publisher: Black Swan

ISBN: 1784160741

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Page: 304

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The Sunday Times Bestseller. Winner of the Thwaites Wainwright Prize 2015. BBC Radio 4's 'Book of the Week' Traditional ploughland is disappearing. Seven cornfield flowers have become extinct in the last twenty years. Once abundant, the corn bunting and the lapwing are on the Red List. The corncrake is all but extinct in England. And the hare is running for its life. Written in exquisite prose, The Running Hare tells the story of the wild animals and plants that live in and under our ploughland, from the labouring microbes to the patrolling kestrel above the corn, from the linnet pecking at seeds to the seven-spot ladybird that eats the aphids that eat the crop. It recalls an era before open-roofed factories and silent, empty fields, recording the ongoing destruction of the unique, fragile, glorious ploughland that exists just down the village lane. But it is also the story of ploughland through the eyes of man who took on a field and husbanded it in a natural, traditional way, restoring its fertility and wildlife, bringing back the old farmland flowers and animals. John Lewis Stempel demonstrates that it is still possible to create a place where the hare can rest safe.
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Practical Lurcher Breeding

Practical Lurcher Breeding

As hare coursing dogs longdogs must certainly have the edge on true lurchers . ... If all the owner requires of his running dog is a walk up to a sitting hare , sufficient law for the hare to make the course of interest , and a slip The ...

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Publisher: COCH Y BONDDU BOOKS

ISBN: 1904784062

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The Living Mountain

The Living Mountain

Few things are more ludicrous in Nature than a white hare 'concealing' itself, erect and patient beside a boulder, while all round it stretches a grey-brown world against which it stands vividly out. A white hare running over snow can ...

Author: Nan Shepherd

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 9780857863607

Category: Nature

Page: 108

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AS SEEN ON BBC’S WINTERWATCH WITH CHRIS PACKHAM AND MICHAELA STRACHAN 'The finest book ever written on nature and landscape in Britain' Guardian In this masterpiece of nature writing, Nan Shepherd describes her journeys into the Cairngorm mountains of Scotland. There she encounters a world that can be breathtakingly beautiful at times and shockingly harsh at others. Her intense, poetic prose explores and records the rocks, rivers, creatures and hidden aspects of this remarkable landscape. Shepherd spent a lifetime in search of the 'essential nature' of the Cairngorms; her quest led her to write this classic meditation on the magnificence of mountains, and on our imaginative relationship with the wild world around us. Composed during the Second World War, the manuscript of The Living Mountain lay untouched for more than thirty years before it was finally published.
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The Way of the Hare

The Way of the Hare

The hare's signal to the fox is an honest one, though a hare that is disabled in some way may try to give the same signal dishonestly. However, any disability that stops a hare running fast may also stop it from being able to stand up ...

Author: Marianne Taylor

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472909909

Category: Nature

Page: 288

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To the people of rural Britain, hares are deeply beloved, perhaps above all other animals. They thrive in abundance in imagery but can be maddeningly elusive in reality. In our stories – ancient and modern – they are magical, uncanny and illogical beings which commune with the moon, vanish at will, and lose their minds when spring arrives. Yet despite the breadth and depth of its legends, the brown hare of the lowlands is a relative newcomer to our islands, and our 'real' ancient hare is the mountain hare of the most unforgiving high mountainsides. Hares of myth have godly powers, but real, earthbound hares walk a dangerous line – they are small animals with many predators but have no burrow or tunnel to shelter them from danger. They survive by a combination of two skills honed to unimaginable extremes – hiding in plain sight, and running faster than anything and anyone. The need to excel as hiders and runners ultimately directs every aspect of hare biology and behaviour, as well as inspiring our own wild ideas about hare-kind. This book explores hares as they are and as we imagine them, and the long and often bloody history of our association with these enigmatic animals. Elegant studies of molecular biology and biomechanical physics help us understand how hares are put together, while centuries of game estate records reveal how humans have commodified and exploited them. But it is ultimately the moments spent in the company of wild hares that allow us to bring together myth and reality to celebrate the magic of the living animal.
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The Private Life of the Hare

The Private Life of the Hare

Natural History of Selborne: 'The hares also lay sullenly in their seats, and would not move till compelled by hunger; being conscious, ... The running hare, who can see the pursuant enemy because of those generously proportioned eyes, ...

Author: John Lewis-Stempel

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781473542501

Category: Nature

Page: 112

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THE PERFECT GIFT FOR NATURE LOVERS ‘To see a hare sit still as stone, to watch a hare boxing on a frosty March morning, to witness a hare bolt . . . these are great things. Every field should have a hare.’ The hare, a night creature and country-dweller, is a rare sight for most people. We know them only from legends and stories. They are shape-shifters, witches’ familiars and symbols of fertility. They are arrogant, as in Aesop’s The Hare and the Tortoise, and absurd, as in Lewis Carroll’s Mad March Hare. In the absence of observed facts, speculation and fantasy have flourished. But real hares? What are they like? In The Private Life of the Hare, John Lewis-Stempel explores myths, history and the reality of the hare. And in vivid, elegant prose he celebrates how, in an age when television cameras have revealed so much in our landscape, the hare remains as elusive and magical as ever.
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The Coursing calendar ed by Stonehenge

The Coursing calendar  ed  by  Stonehenge

Still he is far above the average in speed , and , in addition , he is a good worker , running well the line of his hare , and very handy with his teeth . Of the running of Sunbeam I have only to say that , excepting in the undecided ...

Author: John Henry Walsh

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ISBN: OXFORD:555074827

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The Grampian Quartet

The Grampian Quartet

A white hare running over snow can be comical too, if it is running between you and the sun—a shadowed shape, with an odd ludicrous leggy shadow-skeleton, comical because the shadows alter the creature's shape.

Author: Nan Shepherd

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 9781847675958

Category: Fiction

Page: 672

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Edited and introductions by Roderick Watson. The Quarry Wood, although published well before Sunset Song, inhabits a similar world; the progress of its heroine could almost be the alternative story of a Chris Guthrie who did go to university. Compassionate and humorous, the grace and style of Shepherd’s prose is heightened by a superb ear for the vigorous language of the north-east. The Weatherhouse, Shepherd’s masterpiece, is an even more substantial achievement which belongs to the great line of Scottish fiction dealing with the complex interactions of small communities, and especially the community of women – a touching and hilarious network of mothers, daughters, spinsters and widows. It is also a striking meditation on the nature of truth, the power of human longing and the mystery of being. The third and final novel, A Pass in the Grampians, describes Jenny Kilgour’s coming of age as she has to choose between the kindly harshness of her grandfather’s life on a remote hill farm, and the vulgar and glorious energy of Bella Cassie, a local girl who left the community to pursue success as a singer, and has now returned to scandalise them all. The Living Mountain is a lyrical testament in praise of the Cairngorms. It is a work deeply rooted in Shepherd’s knowledge of the natural world, and a poetic and philosophical meditation on our longing for high and holy places. This is the first omnibus edition of Shepherd’s prose works – her sensitivity and powers of observation raise her work far above the status of regional literature and into the front rank of Scottish writing.
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The Nature Book

The Nature Book

Major Barrett most conspicuous in the bucks and that Hamilton has recorded a leap of ten feet the diameter of the eyes in Hares and accomplished by a Hare running from a Rabbits indicates a very sensitive vision . dachshund , and the ...

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ISBN: WISC:89092549773

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Sally Figment

Sally Figment

Missis Trollop explained, that a visiting Priest had blessed the hair restorer and it now acted like holy water, “See it works she said pointing to the running Hare disappearing over the brow of the hill. No sooner than we had set off ...

Author: John Hughes

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781467884143

Category: Fiction

Page: 504

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As the title of this book implies – “Sally Figment..!” This book consists of > Serio-Comic Figments... With outstretched minds and non truths, including, Mythology, Fairy Tales, ‘Horror and Three (D) and fourth dimensional scenarios, Fabrications and Lies, which would also heavily involve the poor unattributed participating readers taking part in it..! As above, I have incorporated what I think is a mixed sense of good humor and horror. But most of all its compiled with ‘condensed pure, “Wit...
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