The heyday of natural history: 1829-1870

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Doubleday, Jan 1, 1980 - Science - 320 pages
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A study of the Victorian obsession with natural history incorporates portraits of the most popular naturalists--many of them notorious eccentrics--and examines the attempt to inculcate moral principles through natural theology

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User Review  - Stbalbach - LibraryThing

Something of a lost classic, although written over 30 years ago its reads as fresh and new as yesterday. Opened my eyes to an aspect of Victorian popular culture that is a constant in the background ... Read full review

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User Review  - Bill Leach - Goodreads

Good book on the Victorian interest in natural history, including some of the lesser known experts. Read full review

Contents

COLOUR PLATES
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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
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THE SOCIAL BACKGROUND
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