OR AT LEAST IT WAS so to most previous romanticizing biographers of Gilbert White
. In 2003, Ted Dadswell opted for fuller reconsideration within the title of his book, The Selborne Pioneer: Gilbert White
as Naturalist and Scientist--A Re-Examination.
Sometimes I think that Gilbert White
is strolling just behind me on the sandy country road.
This is the first US edition of nature writer Mabey's biography of his eighteenth-century predecessor Gilbert White
, whose The Natural History of Selborne remains a principle text in British environmental literature.
He is not only the most distinguished wood-engraver of the nineteenth century and an important naturalist but also an irresistibly fascinating personality who--like contemporaries such as Wordsworth, Gilbert White
, and John Clare--reminds us through his books of the world that once existed before the tidal wave of industrialism, urbanization, and globalism swept away all before them.
Within five minutes' drive are the former houses of naturalist Gilbert White
and novelist Jane Austen.
LITERARY--Eighteenth-century naturalist Gilbert White
's tortoise tells her tale.
White had been in the bookmaking business since the age of 18, and took over the family firm of Gilbert White
Ltd when he was 30.
The naturalist, Gilbert White
of Selbourne, was one of the first Englishmen to keep a pet tortoise, or at least one of the first to record his observations of it.
From Charles Darwin and Gilbert White
to Rachel Carson, and Gary Snyder nature writers approach their own work from an interdisciplinary perspective and thus require critics, and students alike, to be knowledgeable about a number of different fields.
, of the Coventry branch of the Foresters, was helping to run a stall which has been at the event since the early 1970s.
as Naturalist and Scientist, a Re-Examination by Ted Dadswell (Ashgate, 50 [pounds sterling]) presents a reassessment of the innovative 18th-century naturalist.
The "Selborne Project" takes its inspiration from the 18th-century naturalist Gilbert White
. An Oxford-educated minister, White had taken to studying the natural history of his tiny English town.