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By the light of the glow-worm lamp : three centuries of reflections on nature

Author: Alberto Manguel
Publisher: LaVergne, TN : Da Capo, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From ancient Greece to the close of the second millennium, the keen scientific eye has been translated over and over into graceful and meaningful texts in which not only the world observed but the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alberto Manguel
ISBN: 0306459922 9780306459924
OCLC Number: 696366693
Notes: Originally published: 1998.
Description: ix, 373 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: * Introduction * Landscape * The Falkland Islands * La Pampa * The Atlantic Forest * The Falls of Niagara * Fauna and Flora of Nevada * Shooting the Rapids in a Batteau * Heavenly Place * Three Natural Disasters * Hoyle's Mouth * Prophetic Autumn * A Ramble in May * An October Diary * The Encantadas * Nightwatch * Crusoe's Island * Journal 1 * Flowery Tuscany * The Marginal World * Birds * Into the Amazon * Birds of Siberia * The Wild Geese of Wyndygoul * The Crows * Why Birds Sing * Bird Lists * Bird Watching * The Temples of the Hills * King Penguins * Beasts * The Cat * Real Life of the Beaver * The Bonte-Quagga * The Narwhal * Monkeys * Insects and Fish * Three Strokes of a Dagger * The Secret of the Formicary * Butterflies * 12,000,Cod * Common Fish of an Indian Garden * Stars of the Earth * Sources * Author Biographies * Index
Responsibility: edited by Alberto Manguel.

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