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The book of naturalists : an anthology of the best natural history

Author: William Beebe; Rouben Mamoulian Collection (Library of Congress)
Publisher: New York : Knopf, 1944.
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Beebe, William, 1877-1962.
Book of naturalists.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1944
(OCoLC)595424020
Online version:
Beebe, William, 1877-1962.
Book of naturalists.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1944
(OCoLC)607913125
Online version:
Beebe, William, 1877-1962.
Book of naturalists.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1944
(OCoLC)607931206
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Beebe; Rouben Mamoulian Collection (Library of Congress)
OCLC Number: 20539658
Description: xiv, 499 pages, [3] pages of plates : illustrations, music ; 22 cm
Contents: Cave paintings from the Stone Age / Artist: an unknown Magdalenian --
Fishing-frogs, cuckoos, and other things / Aristotle --
Disagreements between elephants and dragons; the birth of pearls / Pliny --
The whale / Abbot Theobaldus of Monte Cassino --
The migration of birds / Frederick II --
The rhinoceros and the mouse / Conrad Gesner --
"Little animals" / Antony van Leeuwenhoek --
Why ants have wings / René́́ Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur --
From bats and manatees to cats and camels / Carl Linnæus --
Concerning birds, bats, and a tortoise / Gilbert White --
The rattle snake / William Bartram --
Jungle river / Alexander von Humboldt --
The sloth / Charles Waterton --
The wild turkey / John James Audubon --
The pond / Henry David Thoreau --
From Bahia and the Galá́pagos to the origin of the species / Charles Darwin --
Mimicry, and other protective resemblances among animals / Alfred Russel Wallace --
The aims of an expedition / Jean Louis Rodolphe Agassiz --
On a piece of chalk / Thomas Henry Huxley --
Driver Ants / Thomas Belt --
Patagonian memories / W.H. Hudson --
The water ouzel / John Muir. The swarm / Maurice Maeterlinck --
Tribulations of a naturalist and the courtship of the scorpion / Jean Henri Fabre --
Foreward to a book-lover's holidays in the open, and on an east African ranch / Theodore Roosevelt --
About tadpoles / J. Arthur Thomson --
The termitodoxa, or biology and society / William Morton Wheeler --
Penguins / G. Murray Levick --
Old friends in new places / John Burroughs --
Chagola / John Farrer --
Foxes, owls, and polar bears / Vilhjalmur Stefansson --
Elephant friends and foes / Carl Akeley --
The migration of elephants / Henry Fairfield Osborn --
Mammoths in the flesh / Bassett Digby --
The sea otter / Ernest Thompson Seton --
The tomb of the pearl / Louis Roule --
Two lives / Gustav Eckstein --
The emergence of the half-men / Gerald Heard --
Looking forward / Stephen A. Ionides and Margaret L. Ionides --
The uniqueness of man / Julian S. Huxley --
The big almendro / Frank M. Chapman --
The ties that bind / Caryl P. Haskins --
The seeds of life and the sleep of the seed / Donald Culross Peattie --
Playboys of the western world / Edward A. Armstrong --
In defense of octopuses / Gilbert C. Klingel --
Odyssey of the eel / Rachel L. Carson.
Responsibility: by William Beebe.

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