Birds of Selborne

Author: Gilbert White

Publisher: Penguin UK

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Category: Nature

Page: 128

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The letters of the eminent naturalist Gilbert White are full of precise, unaffected and delightful observations of the wildlife of his beloved village of Selborne, describing the habits, colours and songs of birds from lapwings to barn-owls, wrens to house-martins. Here too are exquisite writings on trees, fossils, bats and rainfall, filled with intellectual curiosity and joy in the natural world. Generations of inhabitants have helped shape the English countryside - but it has profoundly shaped us too.It has provoked a huge variety of responses from artists, writers, musicians and people who live and work on the land - as well as those who are travelling through it.English Journeys celebrates this long tradition with a series of twenty books on all aspects of the countryside, from stargazey pie and country churches, to man's relationship with nature and songs celebrating the patterns of the countryside (as well as ghosts and love-struck soldiers).

The Life and Letters of Gilbert White of Selborne

Author: Rashleigh Holt-White

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 380

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Published in 1901, this illustrated two-volume biography traces the renowned naturalist's life and achievements, incorporating a selection of his correspondence.