Tunturikettu - the story of Pohjolan Naali

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Tunturikettu - the story of Pohjolan Naali

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A touchingly beautiful and hopeful description of a small mammal and Finland's natural diversity.

Naali disappeared from Finnish nature at the beginning of the 20th century. More than a hundred years later, a remarkable discovery is made in northern Lapland. A pair of polecats seems to have settled at the foot of the fell.

Is it possible to return a once extinct species to nature? Why did the wild mink go extinct in the first place? Will climate change be the fate of the species?

A fascinating and enlivening non-fiction book weaves together a hundred years of the story of Finland and the fox. In the end, it becomes a question of whether a person can correct his mistakes, his own and those of previous generations. Is the bridge between animal and human unbridgeable?

Release month: November 2023
320 pages (hardcover book)

Kimmo Ohtonen is a writer and journalist who started his TV career in Great Britain on BBC and ITV. In Finland, he is best known for numerous nature programs on Yle.

Kimmo's first book, wonderful picture work Bear. A power animal was nominated for Tieto-Finlandia, Nature Book of the Year and Bonnier's Book of the Year.

Ikimaa - the way of the warrior is Kimmo's first work of fiction.

https://kimmoohtonen.fi/

The entire production

Ikimaa series

  • Soturin tie, 2018 Otava
  • The Whisperers' Guild, 2019 Otava
  • The lost empire, 2021 Otava

Information books

  • Bear. Power animal, 2016 Docendo
  • The story of the forest people, 2017 Docendo
  • The forest lives, 2020 Docendo

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