Gilbert White (Paperback)

A biography of the author of The Natural History of Selborne

Richard Mabey

Richard Mabey tells the enthralling story of Britain's first ecologist

When the pioneering naturalist Gilbert White (1720-93) wrote The Natural History of Selborne (1789), he created one of the greatest and most influential natural history works of all time, his detailed observations about birds and animals providing the cornerstones of modern ecology. In this award-winning biography, Richard Mabey tells the wonderful story of the clergyman - England's first ecologist - whose inspirational naturalist's handbook has become an English classic.

Publication date: 08/06/2006

£9.99

9.99

ISBN: 9781861978073

Imprint: Profile Books

Subject: Biography & Memoir, Travel & Nature

Gilbert White (Ebook)

A biography of the author of The Natural History of Selborne

Richard Mabey

Richard Mabey tells the enthralling story of Britain's first ecologist

When the pioneering naturalist Gilbert White (1720-93) wrote The Natural History of Selborne (1789), he created one of the greatest and most influential natural history works of all time, his detailed observations about birds and animals providing the cornerstones of modern ecology. In this award-winning biography, Richard Mabey tells the wonderful story of the clergyman - England's first ecologist - whose inspirational naturalist's handbook has become an English classic.

Publication date: 01/03/2015

£8.99

8.99

ISBN: 9781847653857

ISBN 10 / ASIN: B00T9XL3FU

Imprint: Profile Books

Subject: Biography & Memoir, Travel & Nature

Reviews for Gilbert White

'His evocation of the landscape is brilliant. We seem to be jogging down those deeply rutted lanes behind the parson looking over his shoulder.'

 Times Educational Supplement

'Enthralling ... an excellent evocation of White and his times which certainly deserves a place beside the original work'

Alan Sillitoe Sunday Times

Richard Mabey

Richard Mabey

Richard Mabey is one of our greatest nature writers. He is the author of some thirty books including the bestselling plant bible Flora Britannica, Food for Free, Turned Out Nice Again, Weeds: the Story of Outlaw Plants and Nature Cure which was shortlisted for the Whitbread, Ondaatje and Ackerley Awards. His biography, Gilbert White won the Whitbread Biography Award. A regular commentator on radio and in the national press, he was elected a Fellow in the Royal Society of Literature in 2012. He lives in Norfolk.

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