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The Natural History of Selborne

Gilbert White

Publisher: e-artnow

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This book is a compilation of the author's letters to other naturalists – Thomas Pennant and Daines Barrington. Some of the letters were never posted, and were written for the book. White's Natural History was at once well received by contemporary critics and the public, and continued to be admired by a diverse range of nineteenth and twentieth century literary figures. His work has been seen as an early contribution to ecology and in particular to phenology. The book has been enjoyed for its charm and apparent simplicity, and the way that it creates a vision of pre-industrial England.

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