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by Ted Dadswell


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The Selborne Pioneer book.

The Selborne Pioneer book. The Selborne naturalist (1720-1793) has been described as 'a prince of personal observers'; but a shrewd analytical questioning and comparing was also typical of his 'natural knowledge'.

Multum in Parvo: Gilbert White of Selborne. Sir Thomas Lewis: Pioneer Cardiological and Clinical Scientist. Howard B. Burchell - 1997 - Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 40 (4):619. Reply to Gilbert's Westphal and Wittgenstein on White. Jonathan Westphal - 1988 - Mind 97 (October):603-604. Ludwik Hirszfeld: Scientist and Humanist. Marta Aleksandra Balinska - 2002 - Science and Engineering Ethics 8 (3):269-271. The Pioneer Anomaly as Acceleration of the Clocks. Antonio F. Rañada - 2004 - Foundations of Physics 34 (12):1955-1971. From Metaphysical to Substantive Naturalism: A Case Study.

The Selborne naturalist (1720-1793) has been described as 'a prince of personal observers'; but a shrewd analytical questioning and comparing was also typical of his 'natural knowledge'. Exceptional even in his general aims, White studied the behaviour, the 'manners' and 'conversation', of his animals and plants.

In this original and detailed re-examination of Gilbert White (1720-1793) 'as naturalist and scientist', Ted Dadswell sets out to correct the tion of White as an isolated figure, while also recognising what has been called his 'strange, perhaps unique, position as a forerunner'

In this original and detailed re-examination of Gilbert White (1720-1793) 'as naturalist and scientist', Ted Dadswell sets out to correct the tion of White as an isolated figure, while also recognising what has been called his 'strange, perhaps unique, position as a forerunner'. The naturalist of Selborne was a student of animal and plant behaviour - in important respects, he is close to the present day ethologist and behavioural ecologist

The Selborne naturalist (1720-1793) has been described as 'a prince of personal observers'; but a shrewd analytical questioning and comparing was also typical of his 'natural knowledge'.

Of all the naturalists who lived during this period, the name of Gilbert White .

Of all the naturalists who lived during this period, the name of Gilbert White (1720–1793) has become a common trope for historians seeking to offer an archetypal representative of an English provincial natural historian.

Ashgate, Aldershot: 2003. Pp xx, 238; 13 illustrations (including White autographs). Price £ 45. ISBN 0-7546-0749-6 (hardback).

Ted Dadswell, The Selborne pioneer: Gilbert White as naturalist and scientist, a re-examination, 2nd .

Ted Dadswell, The Selborne pioneer: Gilbert White as naturalist and scientist, a re-examination, 2nd rev. e. London, Centaur Press, 2006, pp. xix, 256, illus. £1. 5 (paper-back 978-00001-56-7). Gilbert White is one of the few eighteenth-century writers to have gripped both academic and popular audiences. Dadswell acknowledges this problem in his introduction but, despite repeated invocations of Locke, Hume and Paley, never really gets to grips with it. Those who read White for pleasure will find little here to enhance their enjoyment. The Sel-borne pioneer is too descriptive, lacking focus, often content merely to repeat White’s own observations.

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The novel ideas and significant scientific contributions of the 18th-century naturalist Gilbert White are examined in this fascinating study. Through his impartial observation of flora and fauna, White became a forerunner of evolutionary theory and was among the first to challenge the widespread belief in divine creation. White’s life and times and the impact these had upon his scientific ideals are depicted in vivid detail. Naturalists and historians alike willappreciate the groundbreaking work and life of the man from Selborne.
The Selborne Pioneer: Gilbert White as Naturalist and Scientist: A Re-Examination download epub
Professionals & Academics
Author: Ted Dadswell
ISBN: 0900001569
Category: Biographies & Memoris
Subcategory: Professionals & Academics
Language: English
Publisher: Open Gate Press (December 30, 2007)
Pages: 276 pages