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Sir William Jardine : a life in natural history

Author: Christine E Jackson; Peter Davis
Publisher: London ; New York : Leicester University Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is a biography of Sir William Jardine (1800-1874), Scottish naturalist of the 19th-century, who owned a private natural history museum and libarary and made natural history available to anyone  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: William Jardine; William Jardine; William Jardine, Sir
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christine E Jackson; Peter Davis
ISBN: 0718501640 9780718501648
OCLC Number: 43978738
Description: xii, 244 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Cave adsum; look to your beams; I cannot do without any ornithological work; few men could cast a more alluring fly; great works of creation; in a most comfortable carriage; I am busy breaking stones; I mean again to take up entomology; a mania for humming birds; a visionary dream; the finest collection of birds in Britain.
Responsibility: Christine E. Jackson and Peter Davis.

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