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Charles Waterton, 1782-1865

(1989)
Conservationist and Traveller
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Charles Waterton was the first conservationist who fought to protect wild nature against the destruction and pollution of Victorian industrialisation. During his lifetime he was famous for his eccentricities, but also for his achievements and his opinions. A Yorkshire landowner, he turned his park into a sanctuary for animals and birds. As an explorer he learned to survive in the tropical rain forests of South America without a gun or the society of other white men. He was an authority on the poisons used by South American Indians and a taxidermist of note. The huge public that read his books included Dickens, Darwin and Roosevelt. Since his death the memory of Waterton's personal eccenticities has flourished, while the originality of his ideas and work has often suffered. Using his surviving papers, Julia Blackburn has redressed the balance in a biogr aphy that restores Waterton to his place as the first conservationist of the modern age.



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Hardback Editions

February 1989 : UK Hardback
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Title: Charles Waterton, 1782-1865: Traveller and conservationist
Author(s): Julia Blackburn
ISBN: 0-370-31248-1 / 978-0-370-31248-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Bodley Head Ltd
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Paperback Editions

September 1997 : UK Paperback
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Title: Charles Waterton 1782-1865: Traveller and Conservationist
Author(s): Julia Blackburn
ISBN: 0-09-973600-4 / 978-0-09-973600-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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March 1991 : Paperback
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Title: CHARLES WATERTON, 1782-1865: CONSERVATIONIST AND TRAVELLER (NATIONAL TRUST CLASSICS)
Author(s): Julia Blackburn
Publisher: Pimlico
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Kindle Editions

March 2013 : Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Charles Waterton 1782-1865: Traveller and Conservationist
Author(s): Julia Blackburn
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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