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The History of Our British Butterflies

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Excerpt from The History of Our British Butterflies: Containing a Full Bibliographical Notice of Each Species, With Copious Extracts From the Old Authors; And Full Descriptions of All the British Species, Their Eggs, Caterpillars, Chrysalides and Varieties

With Aristotle, however, begins the real history of science and how much soever he may have erred on particular points, the greatness of his conceptions and the justness of his ideas on the whole, entitle him to our high veneration. His labours in the investigation of the animal kingdom have laid the founda tion of the knowledge we now possess, and it cannot sufficiently be regretted that we have only an imperfect account of his discoveries. Theophrastus, the worthy disciple of Aristotle, has given as the first scientific views of thevegetable and mineral kingdoms. These two great men stand unrivalled as the only philosophical naturalists of antiquity of whom we have any satis factory knowledge.

Several ages after came Pliny, who has transmitted to us, so far as he was able, all that was known of natural history at the time in which he lived. Apollodorus, as Pliny informs us, was the first monographer of insects, since he wrote a treatise upon scorpions, and described nine species. Elian also, amongst other animals, mentions insects. From him we learn incidently that artificial ies were sometimes used by Grecian anglers.

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Titel: The History of Our British Butterflies
Untertitel: Containing a Full Bibliographical Notice of Each Species, With Copious Extracts From the Old Authors; And Full Descriptions of All the British Species, Their Eggs, Caterpillars, Chrysalides and Varieties
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EAN: 9780267826940
ISBN: 026782694X
Format: Fester Einband
Anzahl Seiten: 286
Gewicht: 538g
Größe: H229mm x B152mm x T20mm
Jahr: 2018