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Gilbert White A biography of the author of The Natural History of Selborne by Richard Mabey
  

Gilbert White A biography of the author of The Natural History of Selborne

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Gilbert White A biography of the author of The Natural History of Selborne by Richard Mabey

When the pioneering naturalist Gilbert White (1720-93) wrote The Natural History of Selborne (1789), he created one of the greatest and most influential natural history works of all time, his detailed observations about birds and animals providing the cornerstones of modern ecology. In this award-winning biography, Richard Mabey tells the wonderful story of the clergyman - England's first ecologist - whose inspirational naturalist's handbook has become an English classic.

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His evocation of the landscape is brilliant. We seem to be jogging down those deeply rutted lanes behind the parson looking over his shoulder. * Times Educational Supplement * Enthralling ... an excellent evocation of White and his times which certainly deserves a place beside the original work -- Alan Sillitoe * Sunday Times *


About the Author

Richard Mabey

Richard Mabey is the author of the bestselling, award-winning and ground-breaking FLORA BRITANNICA (which sold nearly 90,000 at -35), as well as many highly praised books about nature and the environment, including FOOD FOR FREE and THE UNOFFICIAL COUNTRYSIDE. His book about Gilbert White won the Whitbread Biography of the Year.

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Publication date

1st June 2006

Author

Richard Mabey

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Author's Website

richardmabey.co.uk/

Publisher

Profile Books Ltd

Format

Paperback
256 pages

Categories

Biography: general
Natural history

ISBN

9781861978073

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