Thomas Say - Early American Naturalist

By: Weiss, Harry B. & Ziegler, Grace M.

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Illustrated, octavo, pp xvi, 260, title page printed in red and black, pages a little age-toned but otherwise clean and sound, with the bookplate of Mark Robinson, green cloth showing only very slight signs of wear, the spine head very slightly pulled. A lengthy original obituary cutting pasted to free front endpaper - this has led to the verso being a little stained. loosely tipped in is a disbound offprint from Entomological News, March 1953 - "Thomas Say's Home at New Harmony, Indiana". [Thomas Say (June 27, 1787 - October 10, 1834) was an American entomologist, conchologist, and herpetologist. His definitive studies of insects and shells, numerous contributions to scientific journals, and scientific expeditions to Florida, Georgia, the Rocky Mountains, Mexico, and elsewhere made him an internationally known naturalist. Say has been called the father of American descriptive entomology and American conchology. He served as librarian for the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, curator at the American Philosophical Society, and professor of natural history at the University of Pennsylvania. Say described more than 1,000 new species of beetles, more than 400 species of insects of other orders, and seven well-known species of snakes.]

Title: Thomas Say - Early American Naturalist

Author Name: Weiss, Harry B. & Ziegler, Grace M.

Categories: History of Science, Biography,

Publisher: Springfield, Illinois, Charles C. Thomas: 1931

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 013740

Keywords: history.american.natural.history.entomology.