John Livingston (naturalist)

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John Allen Livingston (November 10, 1923 – January 17, 2006) was a Canadian naturalist, broadcaster, author, and teacher. He was most known as the voice-over of the Hinterland Who's Who series of television zoological shorts in the 1960s.

Born in Hamilton, Ontario, he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy at the beginning of World War II and earned a degree in English literature in 1943 while serving on active service.

Livingston was the author of several books, including The Fallacy of Wildlife Conservation (1981) and the Governor General's Award-winning Rogue Primate (1994).

In an interview with Thomas G. Philpott, he once said that a person is lucky to have one or two truly original ideas in his or her entire life and that the thinking that led to Rogue Primate was his.

Selected bibliography[edit]

  • Darwin and the Galapagos (1966) (with Lister Sinclair)
  • Birds of the Northern Forest (1966) (with J. F. Lansdowne)
  • Arctic Oil (1981)
  • The Fallacy of Wildlife Conservation (1981)
  • Canada: A Natural History (1988)
  • Rogue Primate: An Exploration of Human Domestication (1994)
  • One Cosmic Instant (1968)

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