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Extracts from the natural histories ofSelborne

Gilbert White

Extracts from the natural histories ofSelborne

by Gilbert White

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Published by Birmingham School of Printing in Birmingham .
Written in English


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Statementby Gilbert White ; illustrated with wood engravings by Mrs. H.J. Faulkner and W.V. Rose.
ContributionsFaulkner, H. J., Rose, W. V.
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Open LibraryOL16567479M

  Here's a selection from the illustrations in the celebrated edition of Gilbert White's classic 18th century work, 'The Natural History of Selborne', drawn by my great-great-half-uncle. The Natural History of Selborne Note: There is an improved edition of this title, eBooks # (Part 1) and # (Part 2) Language: English: LoC Class: DA: History: General and Eastern Hemisphere: Great Britain, Ireland, Central Europe: LoC Class: QH: Science: Natural history: Subject: Natural history -- England -- Selborne -- Early works to.

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The main part of the book, the Natural History, is presented as a compilation of 44 letters nominally to Thomas Pennant, a leading British zoologist of the day, and 66 letters to Daines Barrington, an English barrister and Fellow of the Royal these letters, White details the natural history of the area around his family home at the vicarage of Selborne in : Gilbert White.

Any book that delighted both Virginia Woolf and Charles Darwin is a must-read, in my opinion, and Gilbert Whites The Natural History of Selborne [Oxford University Press, ] is that book.

But this classic of nature writing the first in this genre ever published has been beloved by millions for more than two centuries, being republished more 4/5.

White's one work published in his lifetime, _The Natural History of Selborne_ (), has gone through over two hundred printings and is now a classic, admired by natural history writers, scientists, and literary figures alike/5(7).

Gilbert White was, in a very peculiar sense, a man of one book. Countless as have been the reprints of The Natural History of Selborne, its original form is no longer, perhaps, familiar to many readers.

The first edition, which is now before me, is a very handsome quarto. The Natural History of Selborne [G White] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers/5(7). A ny book that delighted both Virginia Woolf and Charles Darwin is a must-read, in my opinion, and Gilbert White's The Natural History of Selborne Extracts from the natural histories ofSelborne book University Press, ; Guardian Bookshop Author: Grrlscientist.

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Gilbert White’s most popular book is The Natural History of Selborne. Page 7 - In the midst of this spot stood, in old times, a vast oak, with a short squat body, and huge horizontal arms extending almost to the extremity of the area.

This venerable tree, surrounded with stone steps, and seats above them, was the delight of old and young, and a place of much resort in summer evenings ; where the former sat in grave debate, while the latter frolicked. The Natural History of Selborne by White, The Natural History of Selborne Limited Editions Club.

White, Gilbert naturalists and friends of White. The book describes the natural world of eighteenth-century England in a scientific and accessible way. Illustrating this volume is John Nash (), a British painter and botanical artist.

The Natural History of Selborne is based on his correspondence with two distinguished naturalists, Thomas Pennant and Daines Barrington. Anne Secord is an Affiliated Research Scholar in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Brand: Brian Westland. The Natural History of Selborne is based on his correspondence with two distinguished naturalists, Thomas Pennant and Daines Barrington.

Anne Secord is an Affiliated Research Scholar in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge. The focus of her research and writing is on popular natural history in nineteenth /5(30). • The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne by Gilbert White is published by Penguin (£).

To order a copy for £ go to or call Free UK p&p. Grolier English British Bee Books Mullens and Swann, p. Guardian Nonfiction, Freeman (British Natural History Books) ` Claims are made that the Natural History Selborne is the fourth most-published book in the English language, after the Bible, Shakespeare, and Bunyan, while White is recognized as a great stylist.

The Natural History of Selborne is one the most published books in the English language. Yet the most enduring quality of his writing is the spirit of curiosity that bounds across every page, inspiring us to explore the abundance of life at our doorsteps and around our parishes.

The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne, with observations on various parts of nature and The Naturalist's Calendar. A new edition. Completely illustrated with about 70 engravings. White, rev. gilbert; Jardine, sir william (ed. and notes). The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne is part of WikiProject Birds, an attempt at creating a standardized, informative and easy-to-use ornithological you would like to participate, visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.

Please do not substitute this template. GA This article has been rated as GA-Class on the. Fascinating book - not so much for the natural history as for the look at the history of science. The word "fossil", for instance, clearly didn't mean to White what it means today - he talks about determining the type of a piece of fossil wood by seeing how it burns/5(5).

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WHI Last updated 3 Mar at AM.'I was much entertained last summer with a tame bat, which would take flies out of a person's hand.'Gilbert White's Natural History of Selborne () reveals a world of wonders in nature.

Over a period of twenty years White describes in minute detail the behaviour of animals through the changing seasons in the rural Hampshire parish of Selborne.