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Nice new edition of an absolute classic,
This review is from: The Natural History of Selborne (Hardcover)
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It's hard to overstate the importance of Gilbert White, not only to the field of natural history, but to our idea of ourselves as British and to our understanding of the British landscape. This is (I believe) the third most popular book ever published in the English language and has never been out of print; it was a favourite of soldiers in WW1 who found in it a touchstone that helped them hold on to what they were fighting for. This is a handsome new edition that combines the feel and production values of a gift book with an excellent new introduction that sets Gilbert White and his two collections of letters in context. A great buy for anyone interested in natural history, wildlife or history and a real wellspring of the English imagination.