Hugh B. Cott

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1900 – 1987

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Who was Hugh B. Cott?

Hugh B. Cott, born Hugh Bamford Cott, was a British zoologist, an authority on both natural and military camouflage, and a scientific illustrator and photographer. Many of his field studies took place in Africa, where he was especially interested in the Nile crocodile.

During the Second World War, Cott worked as a camouflage expert for the British Army and helped to influence War Office policy on camouflage. His book Adaptive Coloration in Animals, popular among serving soldiers, was the major textbook on camouflage in zoology of the twentieth century. After the war, he became a Fellow of Selwyn College, Cambridge.

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Born
Jul 6, 1900
Ashby Magna
Also known as
  • Hugh Cott
Nationality
  • United Kingdom
Profession
Education
  • University of Glasgow
  • Selwyn College, Cambridge
  • Royal Military Academy Sandhurst
Died
1987
Stoke Abbott

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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