Pioneers of Natural History
by Alan C. Jenkins
Book Club Associates, 1978, ISBN 0241899990, colour plates, black & white photographs, hardcover, dustjacket
Very Good Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, ex-library stamp and previous owners inscription to front title page, dustjacket shows a little edge and shelf wear (see photographs)
'From exploitation, superstition and prejudice, man's attitude to his environment and the other creatures who inhabit it has changed radically over the past two hundred years. That it has done so has resulted largely from the work of the naturalist pioneers, which first gradually dispelled ignorance and then replaced it with interest and sympathy. This book celebrates these figures; evaluates the contribution of zoos and National Parks in the cause of both science and humanity; and looks at the varied and beautiful art-forms which have arisen as a result of new perspectives and respect for the natural world.