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The curious Mister Catesby : a "truly ingenious" naturalist explores new worlds

Author: E Charles Nelson; David J Elliott
Publisher: Athens : The University of Georgia Press, 2015.
Series: Wormsloe Foundation nature book.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1712, English naturalist Mark Catesby (1683{u2013}1749) crossed the Atlantic to Virginia. After a seven-year stay, he returned to England with paintings of plants and animals he had studied. They sufficiently impressed other naturalists that in 1722 several Fellows of the Royal Society sponsored his return to North America. There Catesby cataloged the flora and fauna of the Carolinas and the Bahamas by gathering  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
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Named Person: Mark Catesby; Mark Catesby; Mark Catesby; Mark Catesby; Mark Catesby
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: E Charles Nelson; David J Elliott
ISBN: 9780820347264 0820347264
OCLC Number: 892432126
Description: xviii, 425 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 29 cm.
Contents: "The truly honest, ingenious, and modest Mr. Mark Catesby, F.R.S." : documenting his life (1682/83-1749) / E. Charles Nelson --
Behind the scenes : Catesby the man, viewed through the lens of a camera / Cynthia P. Neal --
Mark Catesby's botanical forerunners in Virginia / Karen Reeds --
Maria Sibylla Merian (1647-1717) : pioneering naturalist, artist, and inspiration for Catesby / Kay Etheridge and Florence F.J.M. Pieters --
William Dampier (1651-1715) : the pirate of exquisite mind / Diana Preston and Michael Preston --
John Lawson's A new voyage to Carolina and his "Compleat history" : the Mark Catesby connection / Marcus B. Simpson Jr. --
Mark Catesby's world : England / Janet Browne --
Mark Catesby's world : Virginia / Sarah Hand Meacham --
Mark Catesby's Carolina adventure / Suzanne Linder Hurley --
Mark Catesby's Bahamian natural history (observed in 1725-1726) / Robert Robertson --
Mark Catesby's preparatory drawings for The natural history of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama islands / Henrietta McBurney --
The publication of Mark Catesby's The natural history of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama islands / Leslie K. Overstreet --
The plant collections of Mark Catesby in Oxford / Stephen A. Harris --
Carl Linnaeus and the influence of Mark Catesby's botanical work / C.E. Jarvis --
The economic botany and ethnobotany of Mark Catesby / W. Hardy Eshhaugh --
"Of birds of passage" : Mark Catesby and contemporary theories on bird migration and torpor / Shepard Krech III --
Catesby's animals (other than birds) in The natural history of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama islands / Aaron M. Bauer --
Catesby's fundamental contributions to Linnaeus's binomial catalog of North American animals / Kraig Adler --
Mark Catesby's plant introductions and English gardens of the eighteenth century / Mark Laird --
Following in the footsteps of Mark Catesby / Judith Magee --
Inspiration from The natural history of Carolina ... by Mark Catesby / Ghillean T. Prance --
Conclusions : Account, appendix, Hortus, and other endings among Mark Catesby's work / David J. Elliott --
Appendix : Identification of the plants and animals illustrated by Mark Catesby for The natural history of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama islands / James L. Reveal.
Series Title: Wormsloe Foundation nature book.
Responsibility: edited for the Catesby Commemorative Trust by E. Charles Nelson and David J. Elliott ; foreword by Jane O. Waring.

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