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Gilbert White's The Natural History of Selborne is one of the best-known books of its kind in the world. First published nearly two hundred years ago, it still retains its power to delight the reader with its account of daily life in a Hampshire village and the plants and creatures in its neighbouring woods and fields. It is an inequalled hymn of praise to the tiny and trifling details of natural life, the 'minute particulars' of nature like the singing of crickets, the subtleties of echoes, and the way flycatchers cool their young in summer by fanning their wings above the nest.
This new edition, published as part of Richard Mabey's projected complete edition of the works of Gilbert White will bring the book to the attention of a whole new generation of readers. It contains a new Introduction, describing how White's masterpiece came to be written and compiled and how it became one of the most frequently reprinted books in history.
- White Gilbert, 1720-1793
- Used: good
- 24.5cm x 19.5cm
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