Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, Octavo, dustwrapper, colour and black and white illustrations.
Peter Scott, founder of the Wildfowl and Wetland Trust (WWT), is one of the most influential figures in conservation history, but much of his enthusiasm for wildlife was most visible through his paintings of nature. This book showcases a colourful collection of some of his finest pieces of artistry, drawing from forty years of his life. Scott’s work both as a conservationist and artist has achieved international acclaim and inspired generations, and his two passions are elaborated in detail in this book. First published in 1980, this book features high quality reproductions of his artwork, including paintings, drawings and fascinating pages from his notebooks and diaries. The text describes Scott’s career, working methods as an artist, global travels and his commitment and concerns about nature – issues that are still just as significant in today’s environment.