Scotland is a treasure-chest of natural history, but it also offers a wealth of wonderful literature about its wild creatures. Delving into Robin Hull's own experience of the mammals in Scotland and drawing on the texts of many of the great Scottish natural history writers, this book, the first of its kind, examines the historical and cultural relationship between humans and mammals in Scotland over the last 10, 000 years. All the wild mammalian species of Scotland are covered, including marine mammals which have been sighted in Scottish waters, such as walruses and narwhals. Insightful and meticulously researched, qThe History of Scottish Mammalsq is an analysis of the impact of humans on the planet, as well as a riveting study of the facts and fictions associated with mammals in Scotland.In On Aggression Konrad Lorenz (1963) contrasts the aggression of wolfdescended dogs with that of human young to the detriment of the latter: a#39;So we find the strangely moving paradox that the most bloodthirsty predators, particularly the ... an adult is advisable, but I do not hesitate to leave them unsupervised in the company of our big ChowAlsatian dogs whose hunting instincts are of the bloodthirstiest.
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