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Waterton, Charles 1782-1865

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Works: 127 works in 541 publications in 3 languages and 4,410 library holdings
Genres: Records and correspondence  Biography  History  Miscellanea  Church history  Manuscripts 
Roles: Author
Classifications: F2371, 918
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Wanderings in South America, the North-West of the United States, and the Antilles, in the years 1812, 1816, 1820 and 1824 : with original instructions for the perfect preservation of birds and for cabinets of natural history by Charles Waterton( Book )

161 editions published between 1825 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,072 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although in the original preface to this work the British naturalist Charles Waterton (1782-1865) modestly says his book has 'little merit', his account is a rich description of his experiences in South America and the Caribbean. Waterton managed his family's sugar plantations in Demerara from 1804 to 1812, studied natural history, and later (1812-25) divided his time between the Americas and Europe. This book, originally published in 1825 and reissued here in its 1828 second edition, describes his four expeditions, beginning with his search deep in the rainforest for samples of the rare poison, curare. Waterton also recounts a fierce battle with the Maroons, but his main focus is zoology, including the capture of 'an enormous Coulacara snake', encounters with sloths, monkeys and vampire bats, and close observations of a huge variety of birds. The final chapter describes Waterton's methods of 'preserving birds for cabinets of natural history'
Wanderings in South America by Charles Waterton( Book )

92 editions published between 1802 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A travel book describing the country of the Orinoco as it appeared to an explorer over a century ago
Essays on natural history by Charles Waterton( Book )

70 editions published between 1828 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on natural history. 3d series by Charles Waterton( Book )

9 editions published between 1857 and 1858 in English and Undetermined and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conception island; or, The troubled story of the Catholic church in Grenada, B.W.I by Raymund P Devas( Book )

2 editions published in 1932 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wanderings in South America, the North-west of the United States, and the Antilles, in the years 1812, 1816, & 1824 by Charles Waterton( Book )

3 editions published between 1828 and 1885 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Correspondence regarding the injury supposed to be done to the farmer by the rook by J. M Hog( Book )

3 editions published between 1844 and 1980 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stories of popular voyages and travels; with illustrations( Book )

2 editions published in 1829 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Second letter to Robert Jameson, Esq. by Charles Waterton( Book )

1 edition published in 1835 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters of Charles Waterton of Walton Hall, near Wakefield; naturalist, taxidermist and author of "Wanderings in South America" and "Essays on natural history." by Charles Waterton( Book )

4 editions published between 1952 and 1955 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ornithological letter to William Swainson, esp. F.R.S. &c. & c by Charles Waterton( Book )

3 editions published in 1837 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A letter to James Jameson by Charles Waterton( Book )

1 edition published in 1835 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adventures of travel by Charles Waterton( Book )

1 edition published in 1868 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of Walton hall, near Wakefield by Charles Waterton( Book )

1 edition published in 1955 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A letter to James [or rather Robert] Jameson, Esq. [In reply to certain strictures by the latter, etc.] by Charles Waterton( Book )

2 editions published in 1835 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intercepted letter of an Archbishop of the church by law established to Mr. Richard Oastler, bailiff at Fixby-Hall, Huddersfield by Charles Waterton( Book )

1 edition published in 1834 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four English portraits, 1801-1851 by Richard Aldington( Book )

3 editions published in 1948 in English and Undetermined and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The strange life of Charles Waterton, 1782-1865 by Richard Aldington( Book )

2 editions published in 1949 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From 1782 to 1865 there lived, mainly at Walton Hall in the county of Yorkshire in England, a man whose name was Charles Waterton. He was the Last Great Eccentric. Squire Waterton was also a farmer, a naturalist, and such a traveler as only an Englishman can be. His whole life made a pattern of odd adventure, some of whose highlights were his encounters with a boa constrictor, which he disposed of by a punch to the jaw; with a crocodile, which he rode up and down the Essequibo River; and with an unfortunate donkey. which he first poisoned experimentally with curare and then revived by means of a bellows..." -- Book Jacket
 
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Alternative Names
Charles Waterton naturalista e esploratore britannico

Watterton, Charles 1782-1865

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Languages
English (405)

French (7)

German (3)

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Wanderings in South AmericaEssays on natural historyWanderings in South AmericaWaterton's Park