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.
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
The parish of Selborne is a museum in memory of Gilbert White
, and White's love of natural history remains a fascinating model.
The final chapter of this massive study opens with a quotation from a work by the English antiquary Gilbert White
who, in 1789, noted in speaking of Nature "that that district produces the greatest variety which is the most examined" (p.
He takes us on a freewheeling ride through a whirl of other topics, including telemark skiing, the Cincinnati Zoo's white tiger captive-breeding program, mammalian monogamy, barnacles, tent caterpillar outbreaks, Gilbert White
, Edward Abbey, and mountain lion meat.