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Ernest Thompson Seton, Founder of the Woodcraft Movement 1860-1946: Apostle of Indian Wisdom and Pioneer Ecologist

Biography / Memoir

By: Brian Morris

348 pages, no illustrations

The Edwin Mellen Press

Hardback | Dec 2006 | #166349 | ISBN: 0773454748
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This book focuses on artist-naturalist Ernest Thompson Seton, who has been compared with Kipling as a writer, with Audubon as a bird artist, with Baden Powell as a youth leader, and with Fabre as a naturalist. Very much a neglected figure, this study provides an introduction to the life and work of this "creative genius," a naturalist who, at the turn of the century, was largely responsible for initiating an ecological consciousness and ethic.

... this book on Ernest Thompson Seton is a much-needed study of an unjustly neglected genius: a pioneer ecologist, the creator of the realistic animal story, and the inspirer of the outdoor youth movements, including the Boy Scouts. [He] was ahead of his time, and now the issues he was concerned with are of great public interest. Professor Morris's book is warmly to be welcomed. - Professor R.A. Atcherley, University of Brighton"


Preface; Foreword by Pat Caplan; Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction; 2. The Backwoods Boy; 3. The Artist-Naturalist; 4. The Animal Biographer; 5. The Founder of the Woodcraft Movement; 6. The Apostle of Indian Wisdom; Bibliography; Index.

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Brian Morris is Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at Goldsmiths College, University of London.

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