Peter Scott. Observations of Wildlife.

By Sir Peter Scott

Printed: 1980

Publisher: Phaidon Press. London

Dimensions 22 × 29 × 2 cm

Language: English

Size (cminches): 22 x 29 x 2

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In the original dustsheet. Brown cloth binding with gilt title on the spine.

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First Edition, with illustrated title-spread and numerous coloured and monochrome photographs and illustrations (a number full-page) by the author in the text; brown cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in dust wrapper.


Sir Peter Markham Scott, CH, CBE, DSC, FRS, FZS (14 September 1909 – 29 August 1989) was a British ornithologist, conservationist, painter, naval officer, broadcaster and sportsman. The only child of Antarctic explorer Robert Falcon Scott, he took an interest in observing and shooting wildfowl at a young age and later took to their breeding.

He established the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust in Slimbridge in 1946 and helped found the World Wide Fund for Nature, the logo of which he designed. He was a yachting enthusiast from an early age and took up gliding in mid-life. He was part of the UK team for the 1936 Summer Olympics and won a bronze medal in sailing. He was knighted in 1973 for his work in conservation of wild animals and was also a recipient of the WWF Gold Medal and the J. Paul Getty Prize.

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