In The Law of the Wild, Ian Swingland offers a unique window into his life as a world-renowned conservation biologist. Captivating the reader with his adventures, exploits and near-death experiences, as well as sharing insights gained from advising powerful individuals in government and commerce, this is a book for those who are passionate about wildlife, biodiversity and its conservation. It is also a cracking good read as he shares stories from his close relationships with key figures in academia, business, charities and the bush.
From modest beginnings to worldwide authority, Ian has been at the centre of conservation for half a century - working with exotic (and humble) plants and animals, such as giant tortoises and komodo dragons - and setting up world-class institutions training future conservationists.
The book describes how our relationship with wildlife affects our behaviour and vice versa. This book is an inspiration to conquer the many threats to life on Earth and to take better care of the natural world.
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Table of Contents
CHAPTER 1: The Nest - A Shunting Yard 1946-1953
CHAPTER 2: Haberdashers' Prep School 1953-1957
CHAPTER 3: Haberdashers' the Main School 1957-1965
CHAPTER 4: The Mile End 1966-1969
CHAPTER 5: Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Edinburgh 1969-1973
CHAPTER 6: Zambia 1973-1974
CHAPTER 7: Oxford and Aldabra Atoll 1974-1977
CHAPTER 8: Giant tortoise ecology and behaviour
CHAPTER 9: Back in Oxford 1977-1979
CHAPTER 10: Building magic castles at the University of Kent and worldwide 1979-1989
CHAPTER 11: DICE 1989-1999
CHAPTER 12: Business, politics and money 1999-2009
CHAPTER 13: Research in Action 1989-2012
CHAPTER 14: International Consultant
CHAPTER 15: Pioneers pay a Price 2010-2017
CHAPTER 16: The End
APPENDIX: Where did the Swinglands come from?