Great Scott!

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BE­SIDES found­ing the Wild­fowl & Wet­lands Trust in 1946, the list of achieve­ments to the name of Sir Peter Scott, only son of Capt Scott of the Antarc­tic, is im­pres­sively multi-faceted: painter, writer, glider pi­lot, cham­pion skater, one of the first nat­u­ral-his­tory broad­cast­ers, Olympic yachts­man, ‘ar­chi­tect of mod­ern con­ser­va­tion’, founder of the World Wildlife Fund and the first per­son to be knighted for ser­vices to con­ser­va­tion and the en­vi­ron­ment.

To cel­e­brate its 70th an­niver­sary, the Wild­fowl & Wet­lands Trust has pub­lished Peter Scott: Col­lected Writ­ings 1933–1989 (£14.99, www.wwt.org.uk), with a fore­word by The Duke of Ed­in­burgh, which brings to­gether in­spir­ing and per­cep­tive pieces by Scott on ev­ery­thing from rocket-net­ting wild geese to the crea­tures of Loch Ness. Pro­duced for a range of pub­li­ca­tions, in­clud­ing COUN­TRY LIFE, over the course of more than 50 years, many of the ar­ti­cles have never been pub­lished in book for­mat be­fore—they make for fas­ci­nat­ing read­ing.

Re­flected glory: the 17th-cen­tury mir­ror cel­e­brates mil­i­tary vic­to­ries

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