The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne, or just The Natural History of Selborne is a book by English naturalist and ornithologist Gilbert White. It was first published in 1789 by his brother Benjamin. It has been continuously in print since then, with nearly 300 editions up to 2007. The original manuscript has been preserved and is displayed in the Gilbert White museum at The Wakes, Selborne.

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  • The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne, ou juste The Natural History of Selborne est un ouvrage du naturaliste et ornithologue anglais Gilbert White. Il a d'abord été publié en 1789 par son frère Benjamin White. Il a été continuellement réimprimé depuis, avec près de 300 éditions jusqu'en 2007. Le livre a été publié à la fin de la vie de White, et compilé à partir d'un mélange de ses lettres à d'autres naturalistes - Thomas Pennant et Daines Barrington - le « Calendrier de naturaliste » (dans sa deuxième édition) qui compare les observations phénologiques faites par White et William Markwick par rapport aux premières apparitions dans l'année de différents animaux et plantes, et les observations d'histoire naturelle organisées plus ou moins systématiquement par espèce et par groupe. Un second volume, moins souvent réimprimé, portait sur les antiquités de Selborne. Certaines des lettres n'ont jamais été envoyées, et ont été écrites pour le livre. Le livre de White a été plutôt bien accueilli à la fois par la critique contemporaine et par le public, mais a surtout connu un succès grandissant au début du XIXe siècle, jusqu'à devenir un classique incontournable du romantisme naturaliste anglais. Il a par la suite continué à être admiré par diverses figures littéraires du XIXe et du XXe siècle, y compris Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Thomas Carlyle, Charles Darwin, John Ruskin, Virginia Woolf et W.H. Auden. Son travail a été vu comme une première contribution à l'écologie et en particulier à la phénologie. Le livre a été apprécié pour son charme et sa simplicité apparente, et la façon dont il donne une vision de l'Angleterre pré-industrielle. Le manuscrit original a été préservé et est exposé dans le musée Gilbert White à Selborne. (fr)
  • Il The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne è un testo di Gilbert White, natualista e ornitologo inglese e pubblicato per la prima volta nel 1789. Da allora è stato continuamente ristampato, fino a raggiungere quasi 300 edizioni, l'ultima nel 2007. Il libro fu pubblicato verso la fine della vita di White, ed è composto da tre parti. La prima è una serie di lettere ad altri naturalisti dell'epoca, come Thomas Pennant e Daines Barrington. La seconda (a partire dalle seconda edizione) è un "calendario del naturalista" che mette a sistema le osservazioni fatte da White e William Markwick sulla fenologia, ossia sui periodi di apparizione delle diverse specie animali e vegetali durante l'anno. La terza parte è formata da osservazioni di storia naturale, organizzate per specie e gruppi in modo più o meno sistematico.Un secondo volume, ristampato meno spesso, parla specificatamente di Selborne. (it)
  • The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne, ou apenas The Natural History of Selborne foi um livro do pioneiro naturalista inglês e ornitólogo Gilbert White, publicado em 1789. (pt)
  • The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne, or just The Natural History of Selborne is a book by English naturalist and ornithologist Gilbert White. It was first published in 1789 by his brother Benjamin. It has been continuously in print since then, with nearly 300 editions up to 2007. The book was published late in White's life, compiled from a mixture of his letters to other naturalists — Thomas Pennant and Daines Barrington; a 'Naturalist's Calendar' (in the second edition) comparing phenology observations made by White and William Markwick of the first appearances in the year of different animals and plants; and observations of natural history organized more or less systematically by species and group. A second volume, less often reprinted, covered the antiquities of Selborne. Some of the letters were never posted, and were written for the book. White's Natural History was at once well received by contemporary critics and the public, and continued to be admired by a diverse range of nineteenth and twentieth century literary figures including Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Thomas Carlyle, Charles Darwin, John Ruskin, Virginia Woolf, and W. H. Auden. His work has been seen as an early contribution to ecology and in particular to phenology. The book has been enjoyed for its charm and apparent simplicity, and the way that it creates a vision of pre-industrial England. The original manuscript has been preserved and is displayed in the Gilbert White museum at The Wakes, Selborne. (en)
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  • Title page of 1813 edition
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  • SPHYNX OCELLATA.
  • A vast insect appears after it is dusk, flying with a humming noise, and inserting its tongue into the bloom of the honey-suckle; it scarcely settles upon the plants, but feeds on the wing in the manner of humming birds.
  • A little yellow bird still continues to make a sibilous shivering noise in the tops of tall woods. The stoparola of Ray is called in your zoology the flycatcher. There is one circumstance characteristic of this bird which seems to have escaped observation, and that is, it takes its stand on the top of some stake or post, from whence it springs forth on its prey, catching a fly in the air, and hardly ever touching the ground, but returning still to the same stand for many times together.
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  • Gilbert White, The Natural History of Selborne. Observations on Insects.
  • Gilbert White, The Natural History of Selborne. Letter 10 to Pennant
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  • The Natural History of Selborne
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  • The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne, ou apenas The Natural History of Selborne foi um livro do pioneiro naturalista inglês e ornitólogo Gilbert White, publicado em 1789. (pt)
  • The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne, or just The Natural History of Selborne is a book by English naturalist and ornithologist Gilbert White. It was first published in 1789 by his brother Benjamin. It has been continuously in print since then, with nearly 300 editions up to 2007. The original manuscript has been preserved and is displayed in the Gilbert White museum at The Wakes, Selborne. (en)
  • Il The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne è un testo di Gilbert White, natualista e ornitologo inglese e pubblicato per la prima volta nel 1789. Da allora è stato continuamente ristampato, fino a raggiungere quasi 300 edizioni, l'ultima nel 2007. (it)
  • The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne, ou juste The Natural History of Selborne est un ouvrage du naturaliste et ornithologue anglais Gilbert White. Il a d'abord été publié en 1789 par son frère Benjamin White. Il a été continuellement réimprimé depuis, avec près de 300 éditions jusqu'en 2007. Le manuscrit original a été préservé et est exposé dans le musée Gilbert White à Selborne. (fr)
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