The world according to Gilbert White is a sociable world of grace observed in nature.
Gilbert White was especially observant outdoors in the varieties and behaviours of birds.
IN ALL THIS AND MUCH ELSE Gilbert White was an original.
From France, the powerful voice of Georges-Louis Leclerc, comte de Buffon (1707-88), thundered against the submersion theory, whilst acknowledging that Linnaeus and at least a dozen other big names were in thrall to it.(23) It is worth recalling that in 1765, a year before the first edition of his British Zoology, Pennant during his tour of France several times dined with Buffon; no ornithological conversations are reported, but at their first meeting Buffon |made me a present of 24 prints of birds well illuminated'.(24) Gilbert White, in a letter (no.
Daines Barrington tirelessly pursued the notions of hibernation and submersion in a series of papers and communications to the Royal Society.(27) His views are also, of course, on constant display in the letters to him from Gilbert White. It says a good deal about White that he was able to keep up a simultaneous polite and good natured correspondence on these topics with both Barrington and Pennant.
Gilbert White, a careful, elegant, and often Latinate stylist, could in a letter (no.
From the Romanticist viewpoint, Scott has offered ecocritical readings that will shape how we interpret certain key texts and writers going forward: Hyperion, The Last Man, Gilbert White
, and Dorothy Wordsworth in particular will look different to readers of her study.
THE JERSEYS Yellow - Thor Hushovd (Norway) Green - Phillippe Gilbert Polka Dot - Phillippe Gilbert White
- Geraint Thomas TODAY: STAGE 3 Olonne-sur-Mer to Redon, 198km A mainly flat stage, ideal for the sprinters, with Britain's Mark Cavendish licking his lips at the prospect of his first stage win of the 2011 Tour.
THE NATURAL HISTORY OF SELBORNE by Gilbert White
(PENGUIN CLASSICS, 10.99 [pounds sterling]) The timeless sound of one man in the English countryside, wandering and pondering
Tom Eaves was stood down for 20-days after a crashing fall on the far side from Jim Barclay's Gilbert White
. The claimer was taken by ambulance to hospital for precautionary x-rays after he was knocked out for nearly three minutes but was later discgarged.
And Martin Hughes-Games visits the Hampshire parish of Selborne to discover how 18th century vicar, Gilbert White
, became the very first 'Springwatcher'.
This doesn't stop these visitors--the swallow, the sedge warbler, the nightingale and others--playing an enormous role in our mythologies, so it's surprising that in-depth studies of their actual habits didn't start to appear until the mid-20th century, with Gilbert White
's excited discovery that 'swifts tread, or copulate, on the wing' going unremarked upon for the best part of 180 years.