Also , printed uniformly with the Naturalist's Library , and designed as a
Supplementary Volume to the Series , The NATURAL HISTORY of the HUMAN
SPECIES , Its Typical Forms , Primæval Distribution , Filiations , and Migrations .
By Lieut .
In the present instance , as in many others that will occur during the progress of
this undertaking , we have the pleasure of introducing to the attention of the Naturalist , a species of the Papilio tribe , no less distinguished for its beauty than
After all , the earnest naturalist will be amply rewarded for the exercise of
patience and perseverance by securing a rare specimen . The true naturalist
never thinks of cold and disappointment , of days of fatigue and hours of patient
Author: Thomas SMITH (of St. John's College, Cambridge.)Publish On: 1807
TIE NATURALIST'S CABINET : Containing INTERESTING SKETCHES OF
ANIMAL HISTORY ; Illustrative of the NATURES , DISPOSITIONS , MANNERS ,
AND HABITS , OF ALL TIIE ' MOST REMARKABLE Quadrupeds , Birds , Fishes ...
Author: Thomas SMITH (of St. John's College, Cambridge.)
"Professor Theo Cray is trained to see patterns where others see chaos.
Author: Andrew Mayne
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
Professor Theo Cray is trained to see patterns where others see chaos. So when mutilated bodies found deep in the Montana woods leave the cops searching blindly for clues, Theo sees something they missed. Something unnatural. Something only he can stop. As a computational biologist, Theo is more familiar with digital code and microbes than the dark arts of forensic sleuthing. But a field trip to Montana suddenly lands him in the middle of an investigation into the bloody killing of one of his former students. As more details, and bodies, come to light, the local cops determine that the killer is either a grizzly gone rogue...or Theo himself. Racing to stay one step ahead of the police, Theo must use his scientific acumen to uncover the killer. Will he be able to become as cunning as the predator he hunts--before he becomes its prey?
We think of him as a larger-than-life original, yet in The Naturalist, Darrin Lunde has firmly situated Roosevelt’s indomitable curiosity about the natural world in the tradition of museum naturalism.
Author: Darrin Lunde
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Winner of the inaugural Theodore Roosevelt Association Book Prize A captivating account of how Theodore Roosevelt’s lifelong passion for the natural world set the stage for America’s wildlife conservation movement and determined his legacy as a founding father of today’s museum naturalism. No U.S. president is more popularly associated with nature and wildlife than is Theodore Roosevelt—prodigious hunter, tireless adventurer, and ardent conservationist. We think of him as a larger-than-life original, yet in The Naturalist, Darrin Lunde has firmly situated Roosevelt’s indomitable curiosity about the natural world in the tradition of museum naturalism. As a child, Roosevelt actively modeled himself on the men (including John James Audubon and Spencer F. Baird) who pioneered this key branch of biology by developing a taxonomy of the natural world—basing their work on the experiential study of nature. The impact that these scientists and their trailblazing methods had on Roosevelt shaped not only his audacious personality but his entire career, informing his work as a statesman and ultimately affecting generations of Americans’ relationship to this country’s wilderness. Drawing on Roosevelt’s diaries and travel journals as well as Lunde’s own role as a leading figure in museum naturalism today, The Naturalist reads Roosevelt through the lens of his love for nature. From his teenage collections of birds and small mammals to his time at Harvard and political rise, Roosevelt’s fascination with wildlife and exploration culminated in his triumphant expedition to Africa, a trip which he himself considered to be the apex of his varied life. With narrative verve, Lunde brings his singular experience to bear on our twenty-sixth president’s life and constructs a perceptively researched and insightful history that tracks Roosevelt’s maturation from exuberant boyhood hunter to vital champion of serious scientific inquiry.
Author: David Elliston AllenPublish On: 1994-11-06
At once a major resource for historians of science and an excellent introduction to natural history for the general reader, David Allen's The Naturalist in Britain established a precedent for investigating natural history as a social ...
Author: David Elliston Allen
Publisher: Princeton University Press
At once a major resource for historians of science and an excellent introduction to natural history for the general reader, David Allen's The Naturalist in Britain established a precedent for investigating natural history as a social phenomenon. Here the author traces the evolution of natural history from the seventeenth to the early twentieth centuries, from the "herbalizings" of apprentice apothecaries to the establishment of national reserves and international societies to the emergence of natural history as an organized discipline. Along the way he describes the role of scientific ideas, popular fashion, religious motivations, literary influences, the increase of leisure time and disposable income, and the tendency of like-minded persons to form clubs. His comprehensive and entertaining discussion creates a vibrant portrait of a scientific movement inextricably woven into a particular culture.
Set at a time when Darwin was reshaping the world and a new breed of explorer-hero possessed the popular imagination, this novel is a spellbinding tale of loss, discovery, and love that unwinds along a breathtakingly beautiful expedition up ...
Author: Alissa York
Category: Amazon River Region
Set at a time when Darwin was reshaping the world and a new breed of explorer-hero possessed the popular imagination, this novel is a spellbinding tale of loss, discovery, and love that unwinds along a breathtakingly beautiful expedition up the Amazon. It is 1867, Philadelphia. More at ease among his books than in the field, Paul Ash takes a reluctant leave of absence from Harvard's Museum of Comparative Zoology to accompany his grieving stepmother and her young companion to the fabled River Sea. Paul holds no memory of the place, though he was born there. As it transpires, however, neither the region nor its people have forgotten Paul. The Amazon lays claim to him in no uncertain terms, but it also works a peculiar magic on both his father's lovely widow and her friend - a quiet little Quaker named Rachel Weaver who proves strangely at home in the wild.
First published in 1869, the book covers his coming to America, the difficulties he ROBERT BUCHANAN (1841-1901) was born in England and educated in Glasgow.
Author: Robert Buchanan
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The man's heart was restless; otherwise he would never have achieved so much. He must wander, he must vagabondize, he must acquire; he was never quite easy at the hearth. His love for nature was passionate indeed, pursuing him in all r -Robert Buchanan in the Editor's Preface This edited version of the diaries of John James Audubon reveals the ambitions, achievements, and personal life of the premiere wildlife artist of North America birds. First published in 1869, the book covers his coming to America, the difficulties he ROBERT BUCHANAN (1841-1901) was born in England and educated in Glasgow. As a young man, he was a regular on the literary scene in London, where he was a regular contributor to the city's periodicals. He authored numerous poems, novels, and stage
Author: George Manville FennPublish On: 2015-06-29
"I don't know what to do with him.
Author: George Manville Fenn
"I don't know what to do with him. I never saw such a boy-a miserable little coward, always in mischief and doing things he ought not to do, and running about the place with his whims and fads. I wish you'd send him right away, I do." My aunt went out of the room, and I can't say she banged the door, but she shut it very hard, leaving me and my uncle face to face staring one at the other.
Author: William Saville-KentPublish On: 2014-02-06
A richly illustrated account of the natural world of Australia, published in 1897, by a prominent British marine biologist.
Author: William Saville-Kent
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Educated at King's College, London, the naturalist and marine biologist William Saville-Kent (1845-1908) went on to work at the British Museum and in aquariums at Brighton, Manchester and Westminster. He spent many years in Australia as a fisheries expert, and during this time he made extensive surveys of the natural world. The present work, first published in 1897, was intended to give a non-scientific audience a glimpse of the fantastic array of wildlife in Australia. The author discusses the many varieties of birds, lizards, fish and other sea life, insects (an entire chapter is devoted to termites), and vegetation. He was also able to take advantage of the photographic technology of the time and include around fifty collotype images, which complement the many other illustrations of the plants and animals he writes about, providing a vivid overview of the natural world in late nineteenth-century Australia.
In addition to the original contributions above referred to , many abstracts and
reviews of papers and other publications important to Canadian science , have
been prepared by members of the Society and published in the Naturalist . It was
Dieffenbach arrived in New Zealand in 1839 as a naturalist. What he discovered was fascinating, but what his prescient records didn't reveal was his own intriguing story. This compelling novel turns the focus on Dieffenbach.
Author: Thom Conroy
Publisher: Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited
A fascinating, moving novel based on the real life of Dr Ernst Dieffenbach: scientist, explorer, revolutionary, outcast. Dieffenbach arrived in New Zealand in 1839 as a naturalist. What he discovered was fascinating, but what his prescient records didn't reveal was his own intriguing story. This compelling novel turns the focus on Dieffenbach. As a young idealist, he had plotted a revolution in the name of equality. Imprisoned and then exiled, first from Giessen, then Strasbourg, then Zurich, he fled to London. He hoped to redeem his reputation by joining the expedition to New Zealand. But as he was to discover, the complexities of freedom, exile and equality could not be left behind. Featuring Darwin, Charles Heaphy and the notorious Maori chief Te Rauparaha, The Naturalist connects New Zealand's past with world history and brings alive the story of this remarkable man.