Peter Davis was born in August 1921. He joined an infantry unit after school, deferring a scholarship to Cambridge until after the War. In 1942 he joined the SAS. This book tells of his experiences in Sicily and Italy in 1942 and 1943. He went on to be promoted to Captain and following a skirmish in France in 1945, was awarded the Military Cross. After the War, he took up his scholarship and was granted a Master of Arts degree. He married and moved to South Africa. Peter was murdered on 4 March 1994 and this remains an unsolved crime. Editor Details: Paul Davies, the author's son, has resettled in the UK after many years in South Africa.
An extremely rich source of viewpoints and explorations of what nature means. ARCHIVES OF NATURAL HISTORY Many chapters provide only an introduction and/or a tantalizing taste of the subject, but all have extensive bibliographies. Topics range from the perceptions of explorers and naturalists, the development of scientific collections and taxidermy, individual areas and locations, and nature in art and film to nature deficit disorder, social media, ecotourism, citizen science, and teddy bears. [...] This work is mainly recommended for collections with a focus on the history and/or philosophy of science, nature, or environmentalism. CHOICE