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100 best nonfiction books: No 80 - The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne by Gilbert White (1789)

100 best nonfiction books: No 80 - The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne by Gilbert White (1789)

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This curate’s beautiful and lucid observations on the wildlife of a Hampshire village inspired generations of naturalists The Rev Gilbert White was that now extinct species, the unmarried Oxbridge don in holy orders. A lifelong curate and a fellow of Oriel College, White devoted himself to observing …

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