THE GLORIOUS GROUSE: A NATURAL AND UNNATURAL HISTORY. By Brian P. Martin. Foreword by His Grace The Duke of Westminster.
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 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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|ISBN||0571161464 / 0571161464. (PREVIOUS PRICE GBP 17.50).|
|Book Description||Slight spotting to edges, some plates slightly stuck together, but a new unread copy in dust wrapper.|
|Publisher||Faber and Faber.|