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Gilbert White and his records : a scientific biography

Author: Paul G M Foster
Publisher: London : Christopher Helm, ©1988.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Gilbert White is famous for his only book "The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne", first published in 1788. This biography seeks to examine both White and "Selborne" in the context of a  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Gilbert White; Gilbert White
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul G M Foster
ISBN: 074701003X 9780747010036
OCLC Number: 17295751
Description: xv, 240 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Preface. List of plates. Chronology. Introduction. The early years - 1720-1750; the years of indecision - 1751-1753; the garden; "The Garden-Kalendar"; "Lights and shades of ye prospect" - 1754-1765; the natural calendar and "Flora Selborniensis"; on equal terms - 1766-1769; "The naturalist's journal"; the Gibraltar correspondence - an approach to the study and writing of natural history; towards "Selborne" (1789), and after - 1770-1774; "The natural history of Selborne". Notes to chapters 1-12. Appendices. Bibliography. Index.
Responsibility: Paul G.M. Foster.

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