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Author: William Smellie
Publisher: Edinburgh : Printed for the heirs of Charles Elliot ; And C. Elliot and T. Kay, T. Cadell, and G.G.J. & J. Robinsons, London, 1790.
Series: Eighteenth century collections online.
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"Upon the whole, the general design of this publication is, to convey to the minds of youth, and of such as may have paid little attention to the study of nature, a species of knowledge which it is not difficult to acquire. This knowledge will be a perpetual and inexhaustible source of manly pleasures; it will afford innocent and virtuous amusement, and will occupy agreeably the leisure of vacant hours of  Read more...
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Smellie, William, 1740-1795.
Philosophy of natural history.
Edinburgh : Printed for the heirs of Charles Elliot ; and C. Elliot and T. Kay, T. Cadell, and G.G.J. & J. Robinsons, London, 1790
(DNLM)2711347R
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William Smellie
OCLC Number: 536159764
Notes: A second volume of 'The philosophy of natural history, ' edited by Alexander Smellie, was published in 1799.
With a leaf of errata following the contents.
Reproduction of original from the British Library.
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, [3], 547, [1] pages).
Series Title: Eighteenth century collections online.

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"Upon the whole, the general design of this publication is, to convey to the minds of youth, and of such as may have paid little attention to the study of nature, a species of knowledge which it is not difficult to acquire. This knowledge will be a perpetual and inexhaustible source of manly pleasures; it will afford innocent and virtuous amusement, and will occupy agreeably the leisure of vacant hours of life"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved).

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