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1. Gilbert Whiteïÿýs
 
2. The natural history of Selborne
 
3. The natural history of Selborne
 
4. The natural history and antiquities
 
5. The natural history and antiquities
 
6. The natural history of Selborne
 
7. Gilbert White: Naturalist, Poet,
 
8. Gilbert White's Year: Passages
 
9. The Journals of Gilbert White,
 
10. The Journals of Gilbert White
 
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11. The Essential Gilbert White of
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12. Gilbert White: A Biography of
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13. The Selborne Pioneer: Gilbert
 
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14. Gilbert White and His Records:
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15. Gilbert White of Selborne. Born
 
16. GILBERT WHITE OF SELBORNE, born
 
17. THE NATURAL HISTORY OF SELBORNE
 
18. GILBERT WHITE OF SELBORNE, born
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19. Timothy; Or, Notes of an Abject

1. Gilbert Whiteïÿýs journals. Edited by Walter Johnson
by Gilbert (1720-1793). Johnson, Walter (1867-) ed. White
 Paperback: Pages (1970-01-01)

Asin: B002B9I0R8
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2. The natural history of Selborne - Edited and introduced by E.M. Nicholson
by Gilbert (1720-1793) - Related names: Nicholson, E. M. (ed.); Daglish, Eri White
 Hardcover: Pages (1925)

Asin: B00194GW4O
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3. The natural history of Selborne by Gilbert White.
by White. Gilbert. 1720-1793.
 Paperback: Pages (1908-01-01)

Asin: B002WU5J34
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4. The natural history and antiquities of Selborne by Gilbert White
by White. Gilbert. 1720-1793.
 Paperback: Pages (1901-01-01)

Asin: B002WU9ARA
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5. The natural history and antiquities of Selborne. in the county o
by White. Gilbert. 1720-1793.
 Paperback: Pages (1911-01-01)

Asin: B002WU1GFY
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6. The natural history of Selborne with observations on various par
by White. Gilbert. 1720-1793.
 Paperback: Pages (1854-01-01)

Asin: B002WUWUWW
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7. Gilbert White: Naturalist, Poet, Priest and Scholar (1720-1793) (Selbourne Papers)
by Paul G. M. Foster
 Paperback: 24 Pages (2000-09-29)

Isbn: 0950697168
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8. Gilbert White's Year: Passages from the Garden Kalendar and the Naturalist's Journal, 1751-1793
by Gilbert White
 Hardcover: 160 Pages (1981-02)
list price: US$17.95
Isbn: 0859675599
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9. The Journals of Gilbert White, 1751-1773
by Gilbert White
 Hardcover: 416 Pages (1987-05)
list price: US$80.00
Isbn: 0712612947
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10. The Journals of Gilbert White 1774 1783 (Vol 2)
by Gilbert White
 Hardcover: 528 Pages (1988-11)
list price: US$80.00
Isbn: 0712615571
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11. The Essential Gilbert White of Selborne (A Godine country classic)
by Gilbert White, H. J. Massingham
 Paperback: 361 Pages (1985-07)
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Asin: 0879235713
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12. Gilbert White: A Biography of the Author of The Natural History of Selborne
by Richard Mabey
Paperback: 252 Pages (2007-02-02)
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Asin: 0813926491
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Editorial Review

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With more than two hundred editions, Gilbert White'sThe Natural History of Selborne is one of the most published books in the English language. An environmental study of the eighteenth-century Hampshire parish where White was born and later served as curate, the book is distinguished by the author's meticulous observations of plant and animal life--the "minute particulars"--and his uncanny sense of their interdependence. His book is both the definitive expression of the English love for countryside and a cornerstone of all environmental writing.

In this Whitbread Prize-winning biography, Richard Mabey--whom theTimes has called "Britain's foremost nature writer"--looks at the life from which the celebrated work grew. This is not an easy task. Although White's findings did not go unnoticed in his own time (much of the Selborne book's contents are in fact letters to Thomas Pennant, one of the era's leading zoologists), relatively little is known about this minor clergyman, who made twenty pounds a year and rarely ventured outside his parish. Mabey visits not only the public and private records but the environs of Selborne, which survive to this day and are remarkably unchanged. A portrait of exceptional detail emerges, and we begin to see very clearly this singular man whose superb scientific eye was complemented by a patient curiosity (he valued observing over collecting) and an emotional investment in his work that still speaks to us. White typifies the eclectic but intense engagement that has nearly vanished in our era of scientific specialization. We recognize in his work a crucial shift in the human perception of nature--as something benign rather than as an adversary.

The first U.S. edition of this classic biography coincides with a new BBC documentary on Gilbert White, for which Mabey is a featured commentator. These are only the latest reminders of the fascination White's book has exercised upon readers for two centuries.

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13. The Selborne Pioneer: Gilbert White As Naturalist and Scientist : A Re-Examination
by Ted Dadswell
Hardcover: 238 Pages (2003-03)
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Asin: 0754607496
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This text reassesses the life and work of the 18th-century naturalist Gilbert White, author of the "Natural History of Selborne". It aims to present a new and more comprehensible picture of White both as observer and as rigorous behavioural investigator. By means of a detailed study of the naturalist's essays, correspondence and record books - the latter covering a period of some 40 years - Ted Dadswell provides a convincing account of the pioneering and innovative White, within the field of 18th-century "natural knowledge", and rescues him at the same time from an undeserved reputation as a charming but naive eccentric. ... Read more


14. Gilbert White and His Records: A Scientific Biography
by Paul G. M. Foster
 Hardcover: 256 Pages (1989-05)
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Asin: 074701003X
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Gilbert White (1720-1793) is famous for his only book: "The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne" which was first published late in 1788 and has subsequently been issued in over 200 editions. This biography, based mainly on White's own records, seeks primarily to examine the scientific activities of White's life, but White the academic, White the antiquarian and White the clergyman are explored in so far as they have a bearing on his study of nature. The opening chapters examine the scientific context of the first half of the 18th century and show the beginnings of White's future interests. The work goes on to examine the developments of White's methods of working and the contributions made by these methods and their practice, both in terms of discoveries and also in terms of their influence on his own and later times.White's writings include the "Garden-Kalendar" which he began in 1751 and kept for nearly 20 years; the "Flora" of Selborne a record of one year - 1766; letters to a brother in Gibraltar from 1769 to 1772; and the "Journals" recording meteorological and other natural events which he kept almost daily from 1st January 1768 up to the final days of his life in 1793 . ... Read more


15. Gilbert White of Selborne. Born 18 July, 1720; Died 26 June 1793
by Alfred Newton
Paperback: 26 Pages (2010-07-24)
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Asin: 1154500748
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This is an OCR edition without illustrations or index. It may have numerous typos or missing text. However, purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original rare book from the publisher's website (GeneralBooksClub.com). You can also preview excerpts of the book there. Purchasers are also entitled to a free trial membership in the General Books Club where they can select from more than a million books without charge. Subjects: Naturalists; Biography ... Read more


16. GILBERT WHITE OF SELBORNE, born 18 July, 1720; diet 26 June, 1793.
by Dictionary of National Biography.
 Paperback: Pages (1920)

Asin: B00467QACU
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17. THE NATURAL HISTORY OF SELBORNE WITH OBSERVATIONS ON VARIOUS PARTS OF NATURE AND THE NATURALISTS CALENDAR
by GILBERT (1720-1793). EDITED BY CAPTAIN THOMAS BROWN WHITE
 Hardcover: Pages (1838)

Asin: B000H4EBB8
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18. GILBERT WHITE OF SELBORNE, born 18 July, 1720; diet 26 June, 1793.
 Paperback: Pages (1899)

Asin: B001RS4776
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19. Timothy; Or, Notes of an Abject Reptile
by Verlyn Klinkenborg
Audio CD: Pages (2006-07-03)
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Asin: 1400102553
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Few writers have attempted to explore the natural history of a particular animal by adopting the animal's own sensibility. But Verlyn Klinkenborg---with his deeply empathetic relation to the world around him---has done just that, and done it brilliantly, in Timothy; or Notes of an Abject Reptile.
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Customer Reviews (16)

5-0 out of 5 stars Love it!!!
I just love turtles and bought the book because it sounded interesting. Timothy certainly makes you look at the world a different way. This is one you will re-read time and time again. A real keeper.

4-0 out of 5 stars unique, thoughtful and worth the time
This is a good book to read slowly, ponder over, and enjoy with a good glass of wine. I folded the corners of many a page, as I came across a line or passage that I wanted to return to over and again...

5-0 out of 5 stars Different but surprisingly good...
Clever, charming, sweet and touching. Timothy's voice
shares life all around in a most unique and creative way.
Enjoy!!!

4-0 out of 5 stars Cute book , a bit hard to read.
I just started reading the book .
I think so far it's ok , a bit confusing ,but
I like animal stories.

4-0 out of 5 stars From difficult start to fan
I have enjoyed other writings of Klinkenborg - appreciated their direct style with carefully chosen words and well-formed thoughts.As I began Timothy; or, Notes of an Abject Reptile a found the short and often fragmentary sentences slowed my reading.As I progressed I was further slowed by unfamiliar vocabulary - huckaback, shambles, scute, taw ...Then I discovered the glossary in the back which provides a definition when context is insufficient.

As I delved further into the book my complaints turned to admiration.Klingborg's fragmentary sentence structure fits perfectly into the very concrete thought patterns he attributes to Timothy the tortoise.While Timothy may be philosophical at times it is a philosophy of life firmly planted in the natural world not the abstract philosophy of humans.The vocabulary is necessary to embed the story in a particular place and time - a critical aspect of Timothy's world.

Wisely, Klinkenborg does not carry the conceit of narration by a tortoise to the extreme.Timothy reports and/or comments on more that she would have actually been in a position to observe - most notably the travels of her owner's nephew, Gilbert White's observations re: sex and instinct in the "natural kingdom" (which, naturally, excludes humanity).But in these observations, Timothy quietly exposes the foibles of man.

Combining these elements, Klinkenborg creates a story that not only holds your attention but also requires introspection of the reader - what is the reader's (and Timothy's) place in the world? ... Read more


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