The Illustrated Natural History Of Selborne

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The Illustrated Natural History Of Selborne

Author : Gilbert White
ISBN : 0500284784
Genre : Natural history
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More than two centuries have passed since Gilbert While was laid to rest in his unassuming grave in Selborne churchyard but published in 1789, still makes delightful reading today. His regular correspondence, beginning in 1767, with two distinguished naturalists, Thomas Pennant and the Honourable Daines Barrington, forms the basis of The Natural History of Selborne. of its description, which have earned it the distinction of being the only work on natural history to have received equal acclaim as a masterpiece of English literature.
Category: Natural history

The Natural History Of Selborne

Author : Gilbert White
ISBN : 9780199591961
Genre : Literary Collections
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Originally published as part of: The natural history and antiquities of Selborne, in the county of Southampton. London: Printed by T. Bensley for B. White and Son, 1789. With new introduction, additional illustrations, and some corrections and notes by the editor.
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Gilbert White

Author : Richard Mabey
ISBN : 9781847653857
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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When the pioneering naturalist Gilbert White (1720-93) wrote The Natural History of Selborne (1789), he created one of the greatest and most influential natural history works of all time, his detailed observations about birds and animals providing the cornerstones of modern ecology. In this award-winning biography, Richard Mabey tells the wonderful story of the clergyman - England's first ecologist - whose inspirational naturalist's handbook has become an English classic.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Country Cousins

Author : Ernest Ingersoll
ISBN : UCAL:B3272027
Genre : Animal behavior
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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

The Fall Of The Crimea

Author : Edmund Spencer
ISBN : BSB:BSB10783501
Genre : Crimea
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