The Great Naturalists

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Robert Huxley
Thames & Hudson, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 304 pages
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The stories of nearly 40 of these great pioneers, from all over Europe and America, take us from Classical times to the end of the 19th century, when natural history changed from an amateur pursuit to the specialized profession we know today. Here are the lives of famous figures, such as Aristotle, Carl Linnaeus, Joseph Banks and Georges Cuvier, who established the concept of extinction. Intrepid naturalists such as Alexander von Humboldt and Charles Darwin changed the course of science with their daring travels and groundbreaking theories which challenged the accepted ideas and beliefs of their day.

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Fascinating stories and historical accounts of the first natural scientists with beautiful pictures. Read full review

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Contents

THE ANCIENTS
20
THE FATHER OF BOTANY
28
Pliny the Elder
38
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About the author (2007)

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

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