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Birds Of Selborne

Author : Gilbert White
ISBN : 9780141932781
Genre : Nature
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The letters of the eminent naturalist Gilbert White are full of precise, unaffected and delightful observations of the wildlife of his beloved village of Selborne, describing the habits, colours and songs of birds from lapwings to barn-owls, wrens to house-martins. Here too are exquisite writings on trees, fossils, bats and rainfall, filled with intellectual curiosity and joy in the natural world. Generations of inhabitants have helped shape the English countryside - but it has profoundly shaped us too.It has provoked a huge variety of responses from artists, writers, musicians and people who live and work on the land - as well as those who are travelling through it.English Journeys celebrates this long tradition with a series of twenty books on all aspects of the countryside, from stargazey pie and country churches, to man's relationship with nature and songs celebrating the patterns of the countryside (as well as ghosts and love-struck soldiers).
Category: Nature

The Life And Letters Of Gilbert White Of Selborne

Author : Rashleigh Holt-White
ISBN : 9781108076487
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Published in 1901, this illustrated two-volume biography traces the renowned naturalist's life and achievements, incorporating a selection of his correspondence.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Natural History Of Selborne And Observations On Nature

Author : Gilbert White
ISBN : 1230370609
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...of passage. This assemblage of curious and amusing birds belongs to ten several genera of the Linnasan system; and are all of the ordo of passeres, save the jynx and cuculus, which are piece, and the charadrius oedicnemus) and rallus (prtygometrd), which are grallce. These birds, as they stand numerically, belong to the following Linnasan genera: --1. Jynx. 2. 6, 7, 9, io, 11, 16, 18. Motacilla. 3. 4, 5. J5-Hirundo. 8. Cuculus. 12. Charadrius. 13. Columla. 17. Rallus. 19. Caprimulgus. 14. Alauda. 20, Muscicapa. Most soft-billed birds live on insects, and not on grain and seeds; and therefore at the end of summer they retire: but the following soft-billed birds, though insect-eaters, stay with us the year round: --A List of the Winter Birds of Passage round this neighbourhood, ranged somewhat in the order in which they appear: --r. Ring-ousel, Merula torquata. 2. Redwing, 3. Fieldfare, 4. Royston-crow, 5. Woodcock, 6. Snipe, 7. Jack-snipe, 8. Wood-pigeon, 9. Wild-swan, 10. Wild-goose, 11. Wild-duck, 12. Pochard, 13. Widgeon, 14. Teal, breeds with us in Wolmer Forest, 15. Cross-beak, 16. Cross-bill, 17. Silk-tail, Turdus iliacus. Turdus pilaris. Cornix cinerea. Scolopax. Gallinago minor. Gallinago minima. Oenas. Cygnus ferns. A user ferus. f Anas torquata minor. Anas fern fusca. Penelope. Querquedula. Coccoth raustes. Loxia. f Garrulus bohemi cus. This is a new migration, which I have lately discovered about Michaelmas week, and again about the 14th of March. About old Michaelmas. I Though a percher by day, roosts on the ground. Most frequent on downs. Appears about old Michaelmas. I Some snipes constantly breed L with us. J Seldom appears till late: not in such plenty as formerly. On some large waters. On our lakes and streams. These are only