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The Natural History of Selborne (Hardcover): Gilbert White The Natural History of Selborne (Hardcover)
Gilbert White; Edited by Anne Secord
R399 R332 Discovery Miles 3 320 Save R67 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Gilbert White's Natural History of Selborne (1789) reveals a world of wonders in nature. Over a period of twenty years White describes in minute detail the behaviour of animals through the changing seasons in the rural Hampshire parish of Selborne. He notes everything from the habits of an eccentric tortoise to the mysteries of bird migration and animal reproduction, with the purpose of inspiring others to observe their own surroundings with the same pleasure and attention. Written as a series of letters, White's book has all the immediacy and freshness of an exchange with friends, yet it is none the less crafted with compelling literary skill. His gossipy correspondence has delighted readers from Charles Darwin to Virginia Woolf, and it has been read as a nostalgic evocation of a pastoral vision, a model for local studies of plants and animals, and a precursor to modern ecology. This new edition includes contemporary illustrations and an introduction setting the work in its eighteenth-century context, as well as an appendix tracking the remarkable range of responses to the work over the last two hundred years.

The Natural History of Selborne (Paperback): Gilbert White The Natural History of Selborne (Paperback)
Gilbert White; Illustrated by Eric Ravilious
R400 R335 Discovery Miles 3 350 Save R65 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A century before Charles Darwin, decades before the French Revolution, Gilbert White began his lifelong habit of measuring and observing the world around his Hampshire home. Daily rainfall levels and temperature shifts were recorded with home-made instruments. Bird song and seasonal migrations were noted. The feeding habits of frogs, bats and mice were jotted into his diaries and nature journals, as were the simple delights he felt hearing a cricket in the meadow or a blackbird in the hedgerows. The extraordinary detail of the natural history he described has given us, two hundred years later, a glimpse into ecosystems untouched by industry and an account of how changes in global climate can affect local weather patterns. Gilbert White is now considered England's first ecologist. The Natural History of Selborne is one the most published books in the English language. Yet the most enduring quality of his writing is the spirit of curiosity that bounds across every page, inspiring us to explore the abundance of life at our doorsteps and around our parishes.

The Natural History of Selborne (Paperback): Gilbert White The Natural History of Selborne (Paperback)
Gilbert White; Edited by Anne Secord
R239 R200 Discovery Miles 2 000 Save R39 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'I was much entertained last summer with a tame bat, which would take flies out of a person's hand.' Gilbert White's Natural History of Selborne (1789) reveals a world of wonders in nature. Over a period of twenty years White describes in minute detail the behaviour of animals through the changing seasons in the rural Hampshire parish of Selborne. He notes everything from the habits of an eccentric tortoise to the mysteries of bird migration and animal reproduction, with the purpose of inspiring others to observe their own surroundings with the same pleasure and attention. Written as a series of letters, White's book has all the immediacy of an exchange with friends, yet it is crafted with compelling literary skill. His gossipy correspondence has delighted readers from Charles Darwin to Virginia Woolf, and it has been read as a nostalgic evocation of a pastoral vision, a model for local studies of plants and animals, and a precursor to modern ecology. This new edition includes contemporary illustrations, a contextualizing introduction, and an appendix of literary responses to the book. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The Natural History of Selborne (Hardcover): Gilbert White The Natural History of Selborne (Hardcover)
Gilbert White
R553 Discovery Miles 5 530 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Fifty-Six Short Sermons - For the Use of Lay Readers (Paperback): Gilbert White Fifty-Six Short Sermons - For the Use of Lay Readers (Paperback)
Gilbert White
R435 Discovery Miles 4 350 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Natural History & Antiquities of Selborne in the County of Southampton (Paperback): Gilbert White The Natural History & Antiquities of Selborne in the County of Southampton (Paperback)
Gilbert White
R638 Discovery Miles 6 380 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Natural History & Antiquities of Selborne in the County of Southampton (Hardcover): Gilbert White The Natural History & Antiquities of Selborne in the County of Southampton (Hardcover)
Gilbert White
R874 Discovery Miles 8 740 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Natural History of Selborne (Paperback): Gilbert White The Natural History of Selborne (Paperback)
Gilbert White
R532 Discovery Miles 5 320 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Natural History of Selborne (Hardcover): Gilbert White The Natural History of Selborne (Hardcover)
Gilbert White
R790 Discovery Miles 7 900 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Gleanings in Natural History (Paperback): Gilbert White Edward Jesse Gleanings in Natural History (Paperback)
Gilbert White Edward Jesse
R500 Discovery Miles 5 000 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Gleanings in Natural History (Hardcover): Gilbert White Edward Jesse Gleanings in Natural History (Hardcover)
Gilbert White Edward Jesse
R758 Discovery Miles 7 580 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Fifty-Six Short Sermons - For the Use of Lay Readers (Hardcover): Gilbert White Fifty-Six Short Sermons - For the Use of Lay Readers (Hardcover)
Gilbert White
R692 Discovery Miles 6 920 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Natural History & Antiquities of Selborne in the County of Southampton (Paperback): Gilbert White The Natural History & Antiquities of Selborne in the County of Southampton (Paperback)
Gilbert White
R605 Discovery Miles 6 050 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Natural History & Antiquities of Selborne in the County of Southampton (Hardcover): Gilbert White The Natural History & Antiquities of Selborne in the County of Southampton (Hardcover)
Gilbert White
R863 Discovery Miles 8 630 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Natural History of Selborne; With Observations on Various Parts of Nature; And the Naturalist's Calendar (Paperback):... The Natural History of Selborne; With Observations on Various Parts of Nature; And the Naturalist's Calendar (Paperback)
Gilbert White
R637 Discovery Miles 6 370 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Natural History of Selborne (Paperback): Gilbert White The Natural History of Selborne (Paperback)
Gilbert White
R502 Discovery Miles 5 020 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne, in the County of Southampton - 2 (Paperback): Gilbert White, Thomas Bell The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne, in the County of Southampton - 2 (Paperback)
Gilbert White, Thomas Bell
R570 Discovery Miles 5 700 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Natural History of Selborne (Paperback): Gilbert White The Natural History of Selborne (Paperback)
Gilbert White
R671 Discovery Miles 6 710 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne, in the County of Southhampton.; Volume 2 (Paperback): Gilbert White, Thomas... The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne, in the County of Southhampton.; Volume 2 (Paperback)
Gilbert White, Thomas Bell
R570 Discovery Miles 5 700 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Round about the Torres Straits - A Record of Australian Church Missions (Paperback): Gilbert White Round about the Torres Straits - A Record of Australian Church Missions (Paperback)
Gilbert White
R360 Discovery Miles 3 600 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Natural History of Selborne & Observations on Nature; Volume 2 (Paperback): Gilbert White Natural History of Selborne & Observations on Nature; Volume 2 (Paperback)
Gilbert White
R463 Discovery Miles 4 630 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Natural History of Selborne & Observations on Nature Volume; Volume 2 (Paperback): Gilbert White Natural History of Selborne & Observations on Nature Volume; Volume 2 (Paperback)
Gilbert White
R464 Discovery Miles 4 640 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Natural History of Selborne; Volume 2 (Paperback): Gilbert White The Natural History of Selborne; Volume 2 (Paperback)
Gilbert White
R573 Discovery Miles 5 730 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne, in the County of Southampton; Volume 1 (Paperback): Gilbert White The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne, in the County of Southampton; Volume 1 (Paperback)
Gilbert White
R673 Discovery Miles 6 730 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Natural History of Selborne - Observations on Various Parts of Nature; And the Naturalist's Calendar. with Notes, by... The Natural History of Selborne - Observations on Various Parts of Nature; And the Naturalist's Calendar. with Notes, by T. Brown (Paperback)
Gilbert White
R536 Discovery Miles 5 360 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
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