Essays on Natural History.

By Charles Waterton

Printed: Circa 1872

Publisher: Frederick Warne & Co. London

Dimensions 16 × 20 × 6 cm

Language: English

Size (cminches): 16 x 20 x 6

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Green cloth binding with gilt title on the spine and front board.

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 Portrait steel engraved frontis + 4 other unspecified full page steel engravings. Book consists of 136pp on the Life of the Author , Charles Waterton , by Norman Moore B.A., 62 essays , appendix 545- 617 being letters + index. VG

Charles Waterton (3 June 1782 – 27 May 1865) was an English naturalist, plantation overseer and explorer best known for his pioneering work regarding conservation. Waterton is chiefly remembered for his association with curare, and for his writings on natural history and conservation. David Attenborough has described him as “one of the first people anywhere to recognise, not only that the natural world was of great importance, but that it needed protection as humanity made more and more demands on it”.

Waterton’s house, Walton Hall, which may be approached only by a pedestrian bridge to its own island, is now the main building of a hotel. There is a golf course in the vicinity and various public footpaths, some leading to a nature reserve- Anglers Country Park.

Waterton Lakes in AlbertaCanada, now a national park, was named after him by Thomas Blakiston in 1858. A Wakefield Road and school in Wakefield, Yorkshire, are also named after him.

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