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White of Selborne: by Walter S. Scott (Author)
The author of this book is determined to write a work which emphasized Gilbert White as a man, friend, clergyman, a University don, an agriculturist and a gardener.  The result is a scholarly, on volume book which examines all aspects of White's full and interesting life.  During that time the author lived in Selborne and immersed himself in the atmosphere, records and writings relevant to his project.
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Childhood in Edwardian Sussex The making of a Naturalist: by Margaret Hutchinson (Author)
In this charming book we see Margaret Hutchinson in her rather special background, that of a large Quaker family in the pre-1914 days.  She recaptures with complete integrity the thoughts, feelings and outlook of an observation little girl - the middle one in a close knit family of nine and one with a deep feeling for an understanding of nature. 
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The Birds of Siberia The Yenesei: by Henry Seebohm (Author)
Following the successful expedition to the Petchora Valley, Henry Seebohm decided on a much more arduous and lengthy journey to the Yenesei river. The observations on nesting habits and behaviour from this region.
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White of Selborne: by Walter S. Scott (Author)
White of Selborne: by Walter S. Scott (Author) (9780947647155)

Gilbert White is known throughout the world as a naturalist and the author of "The Natural History of Selborne", the first book to present a formal study of an area and its wildlife.  It has run into numerous editions and impressions and holds a place as one of the best known books ever published.

Inevitably, scholars, natural historians and the public at large seek information on the background and character of such a personality.  What induced him to spend his days in Selborne in literary pursuits and scientific study on matters which interested him rather than accept a living which gave him more official recognition.  

This book is recommended to all who are interested in studying the life of a great man and the social structure of the eighteenth century. 

Note: Book described as used but was never sold.    

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  • Condition: Used
  • Hardcover: 260 pages with dust jacket
  • Publisher: Nimrod Press Ltd. (1985)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations: B&W photos  
  • ISBN-10: 0947647155
  • ISBN-13: 978-0947647155
  • Product Dimensions: 22 x 14 x 2.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 500 g

The author of this book is determined to write a work which emphasized Gilbert White as a man, friend, clergyman, a University don, an agriculturist and a gardener.  The result is a scholarly, on volume book which examines all aspects of White's full and interesting life.  During that time the author lived in Selborne and immersed himself in the atmosphere, records and writings relevant to his project.
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Childhood in Edwardian Sussex The making of a Naturalist: by Margaret Hutchinson (Author)
Childhood in Edwardian Sussex The making of a Naturalist: by Margaret Hutchinson (Author) (9780946474134)

Her parents, Hebert and Elizabeth Hutchinson brought them up in a very old farmhouse on the top of Marley Heights 700 feet above sea level.  They enjoyed a complete countrified life.  There was no gas or electricity and climbing up to bed with a guttering candle is one of the author's early memories - yet they had  two deliveries of post daily, while tradesmen could be relied upon to call for orders and to deliver the goods quickly. 

In their somewhat frugal life the garden, farm, woods and meadows were an unfailing attraction and cost nothing; the children were never bored.  they careered along the lanes in their donkey cart and roamed far and wide.  With cows, pigs and chickens,they were self supporting to a large degree, plus the back breaking summer chore of whortleberry ('urts') picking.

The book is illustrated thought, not only with photographs taken by "Aunt Kitty" but with delightful recollection of the immediate family, and of uncles, aunts and cousins, and above all Miss Hutchinson's distinguished grandfather, the surgeon, Sir Jonathan Hutchinson, who founded the well known Haslemere Educational Museum.      

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  • Condition: Used
  • Hardcover: 150 pages with dust jacket
  • Publisher: Triplegate Ltd (1983)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations: Color and B&W photos  
  • ISBN-10: 0946474133
  • ISBN-13: 978-0946474134
  • Product Dimensions:  22 x 14 x 1.7 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 363 g

Contents:

1. The Guttering Candle
2.  Playing the Garden
3.  On the Farm
4.  Our Hilltop
5.  In the Woods
6.  Further Afield
7.  Friends and Neighbors
8.  Down to Haslemere
9.  Over to Inval
10. Of Cabbages and Kings

In this charming book we see Margaret Hutchinson in her rather special background, that of a large Quaker family in the pre-1914 days.  She recaptures with complete integrity the thoughts, feelings and outlook of an observation little girl - the middle one in a close knit family of nine and one with a deep feeling for an understanding of nature. 
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The Birds of Siberia The Yenesei: by Henry Seebohm (Author)
The Birds of Siberia The Yenesei: by Henry Seebohm (Author) (9780862992606)

Following the successful expedition to the Petchora Valley, Henry Seebohm decided on a much more arduous and lengthy journey to the Yenesei river.  The details of how he and his companion, Captain Wiggins, traveled six thousand miles to meet their ship for the return, how they lost her, and had to travel home again by land are the subject of this book.  He also describes a little-known people and their way of life and brilliantly recounts the successes, the frustration and the failures to his search for birds.

These were not just collecting trips, however. The observations on nesting habits and behaviour are still of interest coming as they do from a region that is hardly better know to the ornithologist today than it was a hundred years ago.   

Product details

  • Condition: New
  • Paperback: 504 pages
  • Publisher: Allan Sutton Publishing Ltd (1986)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations: B&W illustrations
  • ISBN-10: 0862992605                                     
  • ISBN-13: 978-0862992606
  • Product Dimensions: 17.1 x 11.5 x 1.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 142 g

Following the successful expedition to the Petchora Valley, Henry Seebohm decided on a much more arduous and lengthy journey to the Yenesei river. The observations on nesting habits and behaviour from this region.
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0841502404 The Scandaroon: by Henry Williamson (Author)
The Scandaroon: by Henry Williamson (Author) ( 9780841502406 )

In this sensitive story of a brave pigeon and the people of Devon, Henry Williamson fully explores the delicate balance of the tame and wild elements that co-exist in life and the possibilities of man's relationship with nature. 

The Scandaroon is found by Sam Baggott on board a ship just pulled into the Devon harbor.  She is one of a strong breed of homing pigeons from the Baltic.  Fond of pleasures similar to man's these birds enjoy their own mates, their own lofts and good food.  Guided by the passing of time and the angle of the sun these pigeons will have dangers of gales and preying hawks to return home as quickly as possible. 

Sam Baggott is not a cruel man, simply uncaring and he can see no harm in baiting the beautiful bird with strips of poisoned meat to lure the hawks that menace the other pigeons.  During one of these flights the Scandaroon is wounded.  She is found by the tow doctor who tends her until her injuries have healed, and Peter a gentle young boy assist in healing her.  

Each year at Mid summer Revel, the residents of Devon hold races pitting these pigeons against each others to rest their homing instincts.  Only man could devise such sport and only man could think up.  The contest shows tellingly the differences between man and bird - the one so aggressive and manipulative the others so stoic and accepting.  

the glorious intricacies of nature and man's futile attempt to understand its find mechanism of spirit and intuition are captured in this heartwarming story of the Scandaroon and her effect on the people who care for her. 

Publishing page has "First American Edition" stated. 

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  • Condition: Used – Good Condition - like new; very small rip on dust jacket
  • Hardcover: 152 pages with dust jacket
  • Publisher: Saturday Review Press, First American Edition (1973)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations: B&W hand illustrations
  • ISBN-10: 0841502404                           
  • ISBN-13: 978-0841502406
  • Product Dimensions: 22.5 x 15 x 1.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 260 g

First American Edition!
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