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English naturalists from Neckam to Ray, A Study of the Making of the Modern World

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C. E. Raven (1885–1964) was an academic theologian elected Regius Professor of Divinity at the University of Cambridge in 1932, who developed an interest in natural history and the history of scientific thought. First published in 1947, this volume demonstrates how changing attitudes to the natural world reflected and influenced the transformations in scientific thought between the medieval period and the eighteenth century. Raven's focus on the field of 'natural history' reveals how the scientific ideas behind modern biological studies developed from the richly illustrated and often fantastical bestiaries of the medieval world. The subjects of this volume are grouped chronologically into Pioneers, Explorers and Popularisers, with biographical details woven together with discussions of their academic work. The book provided a wealth of new information concerning the founders of natural history and remains a valuable contribution to this subject.
Condition - the jacket corners are slightly torn, and jacket spine has some wear. The book itself is in goor order. Very slight foxing on the inside cover and on page edges. Binding is tight and the pages are clean and printing bright.

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Author(s):
Charles Raven
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
16cms x 23cms
Edition:
1947
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
379
Publisher:
CUP

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C. E. Raven (1885–1964) was an academic theologian elected Regius Professor of Divinity at the University of Cambridge in 1932, who developed an interest in natural history and the history of scientific thought. First published in 1947, this volume demonstrates how changing attitudes to the natural world reflected and influenced the transformations in scientific thought between the medieval period and the eighteenth century. Raven's focus on the field of 'natural history' reveals how the scientific ideas behind modern biological studies developed from the richly illustrated and often fantastical bestiaries of the medieval world. The subjects of this volume are grouped chronologically into Pioneers, Explorers and Popularisers, with biographical details woven together with discussions of their academic work. The book provided a wealth of new information concerning the founders of natural history and remains a valuable contribution to this subject.
Condition - the jacket corners are slightly torn, and jacket spine has some wear. The book itself is in goor order. Very slight foxing on the inside cover and on page edges. Binding is tight and the pages are clean and printing bright.

Author(s):
Charles Raven
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
16cms x 23cms
Edition:
1947
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
379
Publisher:
CUP

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