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TitleThe Natural History of Selborne
AuthorGilbert White
ISBN0140431128
ImprintGilbert White Ltd
Rating
Sales rank4.5
LanguageEnglish
FormatPaperback
Pages320

Description

This book is part of the Everyman series, which has been totally re set with wide margins and easy to read type It includes an introduction, a chronology of the life and times of the author and a selection of criticism.

Reviews

Nicole

The Natural History of Selborne By Gilbert White

This is one of the great books on biology that changed the world Reading this today gives a perspective on how far we have come from believing the swallows hibernated in the mud The world is both better understood and fascinating for the discoveries of men like White His writing is based on observa... (Sign in to see more)


Melissa Jeanette

The Natural History of Selborne By Gilbert White

If you are a flora and fauna lover, or if you like reading natural history books, this is a pretty good read I would, however, recommend reading it in little chunks, because the detailed descriptions get a bit much if you have to read this, like I did, in three days time I would have liked to savor ... (Sign in to see more)


Lee Broderick

The Natural History of Selborne By Gilbert White

When I first heard of The Natural History of Selborne , so many years ago now that I can t even remember how, I thought it was a journal consisting, or less, of lists and observations I put it down as an intellectual curio and figured I d probably never read it.It kept thrusting itself back... (Sign in to see more)


Alan

The Natural History of Selborne By Gilbert White

Gilbert White s classic, best in an illustrated edition like Century 1988 , can be read like the Bible, a few paragraphs a day to muse on Or one sentence The language of birds is very ancient and like other ancient modes of speech, very elliptical little is said, but much is meant and understood I r... (Sign in to see more)


Meg Merriet

The Natural History of Selborne By Gilbert White

I deserve a medal for reading this book I have ranidaphobia and there is a lot of gross stuff about frogs in almost every chapter I like frogs to be happy, healthy and far away from me They should not be eaten by birds or kept as pets Also, swallows do not hibernate underwater, but we appreciate you... (Sign in to see more)


Nick Jones

The Natural History of Selborne By Gilbert White

Just re read this classic As the American revolution goes on across the ocean, this wise and observant English minister watches a tortoise, maybe 60 years old, thinks about when the swallows migrate, takes note of the snowfalls, occasionally, and the owls and the worms Unpretentious and utterly grip... (Sign in to see more)


Janelle

The Natural History of Selborne By Gilbert White

I ve got to admit, this book was better than a sleeping pill With the Librivox narrator s soothing voice and the author s detailed explanation of nature in his small corner of the world, it was very effective at knocking me out Despite this it was still rather interesting The author was fascinated b... (Sign in to see more)


Timons Esaias

The Natural History of Selborne By Gilbert White

First off, let me suggest finding, if you can, the Thames White Illustrated version of this book The period illustrations are a nice touch.I ve been hearing about this book for years John Burroughs, the naturalist, cites Gilbert White as the father of real naturalists White s book is said to have in... (Sign in to see more)


Kate

The Natural History of Selborne By Gilbert White

Gilbert White s beautifully written evocation of the natural world of Selborne has remained enduringly popular since its first publication in 1788 89 What explains the fascination of this work Gilbert White made many original contributions to science, but these were minor by comparison with those of... (Sign in to see more)


Douglas

The Natural History of Selborne By Gilbert White

For a few years now I ve had the idea that if I were ever able to purchase a house on a bit of land, just a quarter or half acre, I would do my best to plot and study every example of plant and animal life found on it I would document the natural history of the place as I discovered it, and as it ch... (Sign in to see more)


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