Gilbert White





Gilbert White


Born
July 18, 1720

Died
June 26, 1793


Gilbert White was a "parson-naturalist", a pioneering English naturalist and ornithologist. More than any other writer, Gilbert White has shaped the relationship between man and nature. A hundred years before Darwin, White realised the crucial role of worms in the formation of soil and understood the significance of territory and song in birds. His precise, scrupulously honest and unaffectedly witty observations led him to interpret animals' behaviour in a unique manner. He is best known for his Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne, and remained unmarried and a curate all his life.

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The Natural History of Selb...

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Birds of Selborne

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The Portrait of a Tortoise:...

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Journals of Gilbert White

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The Natural History of Selb...

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Garden Kalendar, 1751-1771:...

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“Floods are an act of God; flood
damages result from the acts of men.”
Gilbert White