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ISBN: 9780500251393 - The Great Naturalists
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The Great Naturalists

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From Aristotle to Darwin

Julia Brittain
Robert Huxley

ISBN: 9780500251393
Format: Hardback
Publisher:Thames & Hudson Ltd


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Braving dangers from tempests, pirates and disease in their pursuit of cataloguing the natural world, pioneers such as Alexander von Humboldt and Charles Darwin changed the course of science with their daring travels and groundbreaking theories. This book includes many who are well known, such as the earliest great natural historian, Aristotle…

 

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This book tells the story of the development of ideas about natural history as seen through the lives, observations and discoveries of nearly forty great naturalists, from Classical times to the end of the 19th century. From such giants as Aristotle, Linnaeus and Darwin to less lauded but nonetheless important figures as Antony van Leeuwenhoek, Nicolas Steno and Mary Anning, all the people here contributed massively to our knowledge of the natural world, enabling us to understand and appreciate it today.