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The Great Naturalists


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Unity in Diversity The Classical World: Aristotle; Theophrastus; Pedianos Dioscorides; Pliny the Elder The Renaissance: Otto Brunfels; Leonhart Fuchs; Ulisse Aldrovandi; Andrea Cisalpino; Pierre Belon; Konrad Gessner The Enlightenment: Nicolaus Steno; John Ray; Antony van Leeuwenhoek; Robert Hooke; Hans Sloane; Mark Catesby; Carl Linnaeus; George-Louis Buffon; Georg Steller; Michel Adanson; Erasmus Darwin; William Bartram; Joseph Banks; Johann Fabricus; James Hutton; Jean-Baptiste Lamarck; Antoine Jussieu; George Cuvier; William Smith 19th Century: Alexander von Humboldt; John James Audubon; William Buckland; Charles Lyell; Mary Anning; Richard Owen; Jean-Louis Agassiz; Charles Darwin; Alfred Russel Wallace; Asa Gray

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The story of the development of ideas about natural history as seen through the lives, observations and discoveries of the great naturalists, from Classical times to the end of the 19th century

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Robert Huxley is Head of Collections, Department of Botany, The Natural History Museum, London.


'An exceptionally beautiful book' - Sunday Telegraph
'A cabinet of delights and visual splendour ... history of thought at its accessible best' - Financial Times

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