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Charles Waterton: A Biography

Biography / Memoir

By: Brian W Edginton

254 pages, Illus

The Lutterworth Press

Hardback | Dec 1996 | #39603 | ISBN: 0718829247
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Biography of the remarkable naturalist, who travelled extensively in South America and founded the world's first nature reserve in the grounds of his home at Walton Hall.

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B.W. Edginton has, he asserts, been variously and sometimes ignominiously a grammar-school truant, zoo keeper, trapper, stage hand, animal technician, guide-book writer and bird-observatory warden. He proudly professes to having no qualifications, but meekly confesses to being a member of Mensa. He used to live in a lighthouse but has now graduated to a council house. Much of his adult life has been spent in trying to escape from the Black Country. He first became interested in Charles Waterton in the late 1970s, whilst researching a short history of nature conservation and intellectual anti-nature, a very unpleasant exegesis of which he is now planning to write.

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