The Natural History of Selborne
- Paperback (BC)
- 01 Feb 2015
- Unicorn Press
Written by Gilbert White and first published in 1789, this book is compiled from a mixture of White’s letters to other naturalists — Thomas Pennant and Daines Barrington; a ‘Naturalist’s Calendar’ detailing phenology observations of the first appearances in the year of different animals and plants; and observations of natural history. Illustrated throughout with stunning woodcuts.
Gilbert White FRS (18 July 1720 – 26 June 1793) was a “parson-naturalist”, a pioneering English naturalist and ornithologist. He remained unmarried and a curate all his life. The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne is his best known publication.