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The Selborne pioneer : Gilbert White as naturalist and scientist, a re-examination

Author: Ted Dadswell
Publisher: Aldershot, Hants, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Gilbert White (1720-1793) is often regarded by way of a personal "mythology" - a combination of stories and assumptions - that has built up around him. This work seeks to place the real White in  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Gilbert White; Gilbert White
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ted Dadswell
ISBN: 0754607496 9780754607496
OCLC Number: 48834975
Notes: Maps on lining papers.
Description: xviii, 238 p. : maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: The heroic gardener; Nature as an "economy"; The "outdoor" method; The disappearing "swallows"; Behaviour; birds and other animals; Instinct and initiative; Behaviour; plants and insects; The useful naturalist; Science, meteorology and geology; The problem of adaptation; "Living manners" The perennial naturalist. Appendices: Dissection of a live dog; Bird migration as a fact; Reports of "torpid" swallows; The sin of cruelty; Design in shell-bearing animals.
Responsibility: Ted Dadswell.
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