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Pennant, Thomas 1726-1798

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Works: 709 works in 1,993 publications in 4 languages and 13,865 library holdings
Genres: Records and correspondence  Classification  History  Juvenile works  Pictorial works  Bibliography  Travel writing  Biography  Catalogs and collections 
Roles: Author, Correspondent, Other, Composer, Honoree, Author of introduction, Editor, Former owner, Narrator
Classifications: QH138.S4, 591.94227
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Arctic zoology by Thomas Pennant( Book )

59 editions published between 1784 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tour in Scotland and voyage to the Hebrides, 1772 by Thomas Pennant( Book )

100 editions published between 1774 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The naturalist and traveller Thomas Pennant (several of whose other works are reissued in the Cambridge Library Collection) published this account of a journey through Scotland and its islands in 1774. Pennant (1726-98) had already written one account of Scotland, in 1771. (He later claimed that by 'shewing that it might be visited with safety' he had created a tourist boom.) His great enthusiasm was for the Hebrides, and more than half of the book describes his voyage around the islands, though he was frustrated by bad weather in getting to Staffa. He transcribes instead an account by Sir Joseph Banks, who had visited in the same year, and in his preface he acknowledges the researches and notes on particular places which had been provided by friends and correspondents. This is a genial account of the history, environment and people of a region still exotic to many Britons
A naturalist in Russia; letters from Peter Simon Pallas to Thomas Pennant by Peter Simon Pallas( Book )

4 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tour in Scotland MDCCLXIX by Thomas Pennant( Book )

102 editions published between 1771 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The journey from Chester to London by Thomas Pennant( Book )

48 editions published between 1782 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this 1782 travelogue, naturalist Thomas Pennant (1726-98) immortalised the local history, churches, homes and antiquities he encountered on his yearly trip to London. In The Literary Life of the Late Thomas Pennant, Esq. (1793), also reissued in this series, Pennant writes that he often stayed several days or more in each village to learn about its history. He hoped to rid the route of the 'calumny' of 'dulness', and although he was more interested in antiquities than contemporary innovations, he describes the impact of some developments such as a new canal system. In addition to describing places and artefacts which have since been altered or lost, Pennant's writing unconsciously reveals the workings of his thorough mind, with its seemingly tireless capacity for observation. Featuring twenty-two engravings, this book contains a full account of Pennant's 1780 journey, as well as the description of an alternative route beginning in Northamptonshire
British zoology by Thomas Pennant( Book )

51 editions published between 1766 and 2015 in English and Latin and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some account of London by Thomas Pennant( Book )

40 editions published between 1791 and 2012 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Genera of birds by Thomas Pennant( Book )

40 editions published between 1773 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The naturalist and traveller Thomas Pennant (1726-98) helped popularise British ornithology by meticulously compiling and arranging existing research. At the age of twelve, Pennant had been given Francis Willughby's Ornithology (1678), to which he credited his lifelong love of natural history. His own writings on ornithology are heavily based on the classification system devised by Willughby and John Ray, which divides birds primarily into land birds and waterfowl. Although Pennant's brief, accessible book brought few original insights to the field, it boosted public interest in the study and classification of birds. The detailed descriptions of the appearance and habits of each bird are enlivened by the author's elegant turns of phrase. This better-known 1781 version of the 1773 original includes fifteen fine engravings. Pennant's other zoological works include Arctic Zoology (1784-5) and his History of Quadrupeds (third edition, 1793), both of which are reissued in this series
Synopsis of quadrupeds by Thomas Pennant( Book )

23 editions published between 1771 and 2005 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some account of London by Thomas Pennant( Book )

43 editions published between 1791 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of the parishes of Whiteford and Holywell by Thomas Pennant( Book )

22 editions published between 1796 and 2005 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whiteford is officially spelled Whitford
Indian zoology by Thomas Pennant( Book )

34 editions published between 1769 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

EZOOLO / Early Zoological Literature Online
A tour in Wales by Thomas Pennant( Book )

17 editions published between 1778 and 1991 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of London by Thomas Pennant( Book )

28 editions published between 1790 and 2016 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of quadrupeds by Thomas Pennant( Book )

18 editions published in 1781 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Additions to the Tour in Scotland, MDCCLXIX by Thomas Pennant( Book )

26 editions published between 1774 and 2005 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of singing birds by Georges Louis Leclerc Buffon( Book )

16 editions published in 1786 in English and French and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Additions and corrections to the first edition of Mr. Pennant's Account of London by Thomas Pennant( Book )

12 editions published between 1791 and 2005 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Free thoughts on the militia laws by Thomas Pennant( Book )

10 editions published between 1781 and 2005 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The literary life of the late Thomas Pennant, Esq. by Thomas Pennant( Book )

18 editions published between 1790 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The humorously self-styled 'late' Thomas Pennant (1726-98) published this short autobiographical survey in 1793. A prominent Welsh naturalist and antiquary, he was known more for his energy and meticulous methodology than for original scientific genius. Yet he helped popularise natural history with beautifully illustrated works such as his History of Quadrupeds, the third edition of which is also reissued in this series. Moreover, he is credited with preserving thorough records of antiquities that were later damaged or destroyed. Samuel Johnson, who toured Scotland after Pennant, praised him as 'the best traveller I ever read'. More than a mere travelogue, Pennant's Literary Life is full of delightful vignettes - his meeting with the 'wicked wit' Voltaire, his affection for his faithful servant and illustrator Moses Griffith, and his poetic critique of certain hypocritical clergy. The appendices contain several of Pennant's shorter pieces on diverse topics, from anthropology to politics
 
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A tour in Scotland and voyage to the Hebrides, 1772
Alternative Names
Pennant M.

Pennant, T. 1726-1798

Pennant, Th 1726-1798

Pennant Thomas

Thomas Pennant awdur, hynafiaethydd a naturiaethwr Cymreig

Thomas Pennant Brits botanicus (1726-1798)

Thomas Pennant naturalista e antiquario gallese

Thomas Pennant naturiaethwr, hynafiaethydd, teithiwr

Thomas Pennant walisischer Naturwissenschaftler, Ornithologe und Altertumsforscher

Пеннант, Томас

Томас Пенант

תומאס פננט

توماس پنانت

トマス・ペナント

Languages
English (772)

Latin (1)

Welsh (1)

French (1)

Covers
A tour in Scotland MDCCLXIX