John George Wood

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John George Wood


Born
in London, England, The United Kingdom
July 21, 1828

Died
March 03, 1889

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John George Wood, or Rev J. G. Wood, was a popular English writer on natural history.

In 1854, he gave up his curacy to devote himself for a time to literary work and after 1876 he devoted himself to the production of books and to delivering in all parts of the country lectures on zoology, which he illustrated by drawing on a black-board or on large sheets of white paper with coloured crayons. These "sketch lectures," as he called them, were very popular, and made his name widely known both in Great Britain and in the United States.

He was a very prolific writer on natural history, though rather as a populariser than as a scientific investigator, and was in this way very successful. For example, his book Common objects of the country sold 1
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Our Living World: An Artist...

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Common British Moths

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