This book focuses on artist-naturalist Ernest Thompson Seton, who has been compared with Kipling as a writer, with Audubon as a bird artist, with Baden Powell as a youth leader, and with Fabre as a naturalist. Very much a neglected figure, this study provides an introduction to the life and work of this "creative genius," a naturalist who, at the turn of the century, was largely responsible for initiating an ecological consciousness and ethic.
Brian Morris is Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at Goldsmiths College, University of London.
Preface; Foreword by Pat Caplan; Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction; 2. The Backwoods Boy; 3. The Artist-Naturalist; 4. The Animal Biographer; 5. The Founder of the Woodcraft Movement; 6. The Apostle of Indian Wisdom; Bibliography; Index.