WILDFOWL OF THE BRITISH ISLES. By Peter Scott and Hugh Boyd.

WILDFOWL OF THE BRITISH ISLES. By Peter Scott and Hugh Boyd.

WILDFOWLING AND ROUGH SHOOTING. By Noel M. Sedgwick (

WILDFOWLING AND ROUGH SHOOTING. By Noel M. Sedgwick ("Tower-Bird").

A THOUSAND GEESE. By Peter Scott and James Fisher.

(1953) 1954 reprint. 8vo (145 x 218mm). Pp240. Colour frontispiece and b/w text illustrations by Peter Scott, b/w photographs, map, bibliography. Red cloth, spine titled in gilt.

This is Sir Peter Scott's account of his expedition to discover the principal breeding-grounds of the pinkfoot in the central desert of Iceland. Interesting from the bird point of view, but also a detailed acount of the geography of one of the more inaccessible parts of the country. Chapters include: First catch your goose; The way in; Journey up the Thorsa; The Great Oasis; The ice-cap; Peter's diary - the guides return; James's diary - the goose-pens; Goose-netting and a snowy owl; Peter's diary - the flowers of the Eagle's Fell; The day of frustration; The day of success; Peter's diary - netting, botany and an air-drop; James's diary - a thousand up; Journey home; The last secrets of the netting-places. Appendices are: The pinkfoot in Spitsbergen; The pinkfoot in Greenland; Notes on the birds of the Thjorsarver vidh Hofsjokul.
£24.00
Availability: In stock
Book Code
491
More Information
Author Scott (Peter Markham) and Fisher (James).
Book Code 491
ISBN B0000CIOVW
Book Description Slight browning to end-papers and edges but good-plus in used dust-wrapper.
Book Cover Hardcover
Published Date 1954
Publisher Collins.
Place London.