The Naturalist in Britain - a social history

By: Allen, David Elliston

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Ilustrated, octavo, pp xii, 292, fore-edge very slightly marked, otherwise clean and sound internally, cloth in very good condition, the dustwrapper is price-clipped, faded on the spine, a little frayed at the edges and with a closed tear on its lower cover. [A detailed and well-researched history. David Allen's book established a precedent for investigating natural history as a social phenomenon. Here the author traces the evolution of natural history from the seventeenth to the early twentieth centuries, from the "herbalizings" of apprentice apothecaries to the establishment of national reserves and international societies to the emergence of natural history as an organized discipline. Along the way he describes the role of scientific ideas, popular fashion, religious motivations, literary influences, the increase of leisure time and disposable income, and the tendency of like-minded persons to form clubs. His comprehensive and entertaining discussion creates a vibrant portrait of a scientific movement inextricably woven into a particular culture.]

Title: The Naturalist in Britain - a social history

Author Name: Allen, David Elliston

Categories: History of Science, Social History, Natural History,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, Allen Lane: 1976

ISBN Number: 0713907908

ISBN Number 13: 9780713907902

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Rather worn and frayed

Seller ID: 014880