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Title The great naturalists / edited by Robert Huxley.
Publication London : Thames and Hudson, 2019.
Description 1 online resource (1 volume) : illustrations, maps
Call # eBOOK
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary From Classical times to the 19th century, the great quest to discover and define the intoxicating diversity of the natural world attracted a host of intrepid thinkers and explorers. Aristotle and Linnaeus set out to classify nature; Joseph Banks and von Humboldt made perilous journeys to collect and record it. Antony van Leeuwenhoek discovered bacteria with a homemade microscope and James Hutton revealed the immense age of the Earth. Mary Anning hunted fossils; others insects, birds and plants. Georges Cuvier pondered extinction, and Charles Darwin proclaimed the origin of species. 0With their radical thinking and commitment to close observation, these pioneers laid foundations for the specialist scientists of today. Here thirty-nine of them are brought vividly to life by an array of experts, with illustrations from the unmatched archive of the Natural History Museum, London.
Note Print version record.
Subject Naturalists -- Biography.
Natural history -- History.
Natural history. (OCoLC)fst01034268
Naturalists. (OCoLC)fst01034543
Genre Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Electronic books.
Addl. Author Huxley, Robert, editor.
OverDrive, Inc., distributor.
Related To Print version: Great naturalists. London : Thames and Hudson, 2019 9780500294796 (OCoLC)1104594150
ISBN 9780500774878 (electronic bk.)
0500774870 (electronic bk.)
9780500774861 (electronic bk.)
0500774862 (electronic bk.)

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