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 inSouth 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.