LIFE IN NATURE

Book number: 91591 Product format: Hardback Author: SIR PETER SCOTT

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Sir Peter Scott was the only son of legendary explorer Captain Scott. His godfather was J. M. Barrie and he was married to Elizabeth Jane Howard. He represented GB and Northern Ireland at sailing in the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games, winning a bronze medal. He founded the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust and also helped found the Worldwide Fund for Nature. A Life In Nature is a portrait of Peter Scott collected from his own conversations, articles and broadcasts, including thoughts on expeditions to Lapland and Africa, conservation and travels in Europe and much more. Originally published in 1967 under the title 'Happy the Man', chapter headings include The Ethics of Shooting, Badgers and Animals in the Wiltshire Woods, Food Production and Conservation, Sightseeing in East Africa's Game Parks, Slimbridge Discovered, South America 1953, Saving a Goose From Extinction, Galapagos Expedition, Fire At Sea, The Story of SGB9, The America's Cup, Britain's Canals, Venice 1939 and Journey to the South Pole among them. 'I believe something goes wrong with man when he cuts himself off from the natural world. I think he knows it, and this is why he keeps gardens and window-boxes and houseplants, and dogs and cats and budgerigars. Man does not live by bread alone. I believe he should take great pains to look after the natural treasures which inspire him as he does to preserve his man-made treasures in art galleries and museums. This is a responsibility we have to future generations.' 432pp and beautiful colour plates featuring Peter's own bird illustrations including a pair of teal and three pintails.
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