Face to face with Nature
by David Chaffe
The author narrates his experiences with wild creatures which includes otters, hawks and owls, seals, deer and wildfowl. Also recalls his friendships and working relationships with other naturalists and wildlife cameramen, including Peter Scott, Gerald Durrell, Ronald Lockley, John Sparks and Nick Gordon. Most stories are happy tales, a few are sad but all are true.
- ISBN: 9780953467693
- Author(s): David Chaffe
- Stock Code: 3467693
- Format: Paperback
- Illustrations: Colour and black and white photographs and illustrations
- Pages: 160
- Published: 2007
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