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Penguin dictionary of British natural history

Richard Fitter

Penguin dictionary of British natural history

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Published by A. & C. Black in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Natural history -- Great Britain -- Dictionaries.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementRichard Fitter ; assisted by Maisie Fitter.
    ContributionsFitter, Maisie.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination348p. ;
    Number of Pages348
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL13751811M

    Hardy and E. They are correct size, when compared to an original 'grid-era' Penguin, and they use Eric Gill 's typefaces in a more or less exact match for Jan Tschichold 's "tidying" of Edward Young 's original three panel cover design. Angus and aquatinted. In particular Georg Dehio 's Handbuch der deutschen Kunstdenkmaler, a topographical inventory of Germany's important historic buildings that was published in five volumes between and Penguin returned to classics with the printing of E.

    Main article: Pelican Books Four Pelican book covers, showing the gradual shift in the design. Letter 14 describes the visit of bishop William of Wykeham into correct the scandalous "particular abuses" [16] in the religious houses in the parish. They were those which treat of the haunts of sea-fowl; of 'the solitary rocks and promontories' by them only inhabited; of the coast of Norway, studded with isles from its southern extremity, the Lindenessor Naze, to the North Cape -- [33] Where the Northern Ocean, in vast whirls, Boils round the naked, melancholy isles Of farthest Thule ; and the Atlantic surge Pours in among the stormy Hebrides. The soils of this district are almost as various and diversified as the views and aspects.

    Patrick Armstrong, in his book The English Parson-Naturalist, notes that in particular, "an obvious example is the first, nominally to Thomas Pennant, but which is clearly contrived, as it introduces the parish, briefly summarizing its position, geography and principal physical features. He was educated at Etonand began studying medicine at Magdalen College, Oxfordbut later switched to zoology. Fifteen birds are included, with no description, and despite their placement in the table of contents, they appear at the front of the volume as an 'Appendix'. The book's text was written by "failed author" Ralph Beilby, but the text is "almost extraneous" given Bewick's masterpiece. All this time the heat was so intense that butcher's meat could hardly be eaten on the day after it was killed Some dates have been altered.


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To Bewick, nature was the source of joy, challenge and perpetual consolation.

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