The Book of Naturalists: An Anthology of the Best Natural History

The Book of Naturalists: An Anthology of the Best Natural History

by William Beebe, William Beebe
     
 

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"Good anthologies of natural history are rare. This one is unique, in my experience, for the uniform excellence of the chosen pieces. There are no undisciplined reveries, and nature is reported directly, rather than as a setting for personal introspection. This excellence is no accident, for Beebe himself was a keen observer and a master of the finest expeditionary

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"Good anthologies of natural history are rare. This one is unique, in my experience, for the uniform excellence of the chosen pieces. There are no undisciplined reveries, and nature is reported directly, rather than as a setting for personal introspection. This excellence is no accident, for Beebe himself was a keen observer and a master of the finest expeditionary prose."—Henry S. Horn, Princeton University

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Washington Post Book World
This is an anthology with a fine sense of history.... there is a timelessness to many of its selections.
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"This is an anthology with a fine sense of history.... there is a timelessness to many of its selections."--Washington Post Book World

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ISBN-13:
9780691024080
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
04/01/1988
Series:
Princeton Paperbacks Series
Pages:
520
Product dimensions:
5.47(w) x 8.48(h) x 1.20(d)

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Horn
Good anthologies of natural history are rare. This one is unique, in my experience, for the uniform excellence of the chosen pieces. There are no undisciplined reveries, and nature is reported directly, rather than as a setting for personal introspection. This excellence is no accident, for Beebe himself was a keen observer and a master of the finest expeditionary prose.
Henry S. Horn, Princeton University

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