THE GLORIOUS GROUSE: A NATURAL AND UNNATURAL HISTORY. By Brian P. Martin.  Foreword by His Grace The Duke of Westminster.

THE GLORIOUS GROUSE: A NATURAL AND UNNATURAL HISTORY. By Brian P. Martin. Foreword by His Grace The Duke of Westminster.

THE MERLINS OF THE WELSH MARCHES. By D.A. Orton.

THE MERLINS OF THE WELSH MARCHES. By D.A. Orton.

PETER SCOTT: PAINTER and NATURALIST. By Elspeth Huxley. With an Introduction by Sir David Attenborough.

1993 1st edition. 8vo (160 x 240mm). Ppxx,361. Colour and b/w photographs, illustrations, bibliography. Green boards, spine titled and decorated in white.

"Son of the Antarctic explorer Captain Scott, [Peter Scott] fulfilled many times over his father's dying wish that he should become 'a strenuous man'. A championship-class skater, dinghy-racer and glider pilot as well as an accomplished painter, Scott's abiding passion was for wildlife. ...He gave up shooting to found the Wildfowl Trust [Slimbridge] and later co-founded the World Wildlife Fund. ...Behind Scott's charm and single-mided devotion to his chosen causes lay a complex character, driven by his father's legend and by an unconventional and dominating mother." Chapters include: Son of a legend; 'Here I am, send me'; Owls and Oundle; Cambridge and the Fens; Apprentice painter; Duck decoys and racing dinghies; Morning flight; Searching for redbreasted geese; HMS Broke; The Battle of the Narrow Seas; End of a marriage; The birth of the Wildfowl Trust; Travels in North America; Rescuing the ne-ne; Faraway look; The ocean of the sky; Tortoises, family life and Bewick's swans; The World Wildlife fund; Nessie and Antarctica; Saving the whales; The Wildfowl trust spreads its wings; No pot of gold in Arabia; Finale.
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Author Huxley (Elspeth).
Book Code 2124
ISBN 0571161464 / 0571161464
Book Description Slight spotting to edges, some plates slightly stuck together, but a new unread copy in dust wrapper.
Book Cover Hardcover
Published Date 1993
Publisher Faber and Faber.
Place London.