Hardback 266pp Illustrated
9780718829247   Product Code: 20900
A true English eccentric, Yorkshire squire Charles Waterton (1782-1856) talked to insects, fought with snakes, rode an alligator and lived like a monk. Long before such things were fashionable, he turned his family estate into a nature reserve, while his three-volume natural history and his Wanderings in South America became bestsellers in their day. This exuberant biography enthusiastically embraces its subject's originality and quirky humour to celebrate the indomitable spirit of a pioneering environmentalist.