Q: Who has been the most inspiring influence on your professional career? A: THE BBC NATURALIST AND BROADCASTER, MAJOR MAXWELL KNIGHT, WHO - THROUGH HIS WRITINGS AND PERSONAL TUITION - HELPED ME TO APPRECIATE THE NATURAL WORLD AND TAUGHT ME THAT BEING AN OBSERVANT "NATURE DETECTIVE" COULD ASSIST IN CLINICAL DIAGNOSIS AND WAS THE FOUNDATION OF FORENSIC INVESTIGATION. Acknowledgements: John Bonner and [...]
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Earth Day is an annual event, held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It is marked by events in more than 193 countries, co-ordinated by the Earth Day Network. Earth Day was celebrated this year in many parts of Britain, including King’s Lynn in Norfolk, where, on Saturday 22nd April, a stall and display by [...]
It was a pleasure to spend the day with broadcasting legend Bill Oddie, to discuss natural history, the state of Britain's nature, and film an Ask Bill Oddie session for wildlife specialists, Haith's. Simon H King and (of course) Bill Oddie
Buy M: Maxwell Knight, MI5's Greatest Spymaster on Amazon Read Henry Hemming's account of Maxwell Knight's life as Britain's greatest spy and far-sighted, influential naturalist of his day: 'Fascinating... Hemming has done a superb job' - Ben Macintyre, The Times, Book of the Week "Maxwell Knight was a paradox. A jazz obsessive and nature enthusiast (he is [...]
"David Alderton, MA (Cantab.) grew up in a home surrounded by pets and originally trained to be a vet until an allergic dermatitis forced a change of career in his final year of study. Since then, David has used his experience, knowledge and passion for the subject to concentrate on writing about animals and the [...]
Tune into the BBC iPlayer and fast forward to 2:44:42 to hear Maxwell Knight's filing cabinet mentioned in today's BBC Two World Book Day show...
The Head of Conservation for BirdLife Europe & Central Asia explains how intensive agriculture has made farmland birds one of the most threatened bird groups in Europe: 'Once upon a time, they were all around us,' laments Iván Ramírez – 'sights and sounds as familiar as the dusky skies their flocks danced in or the [...]