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- DescriptionGeorges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon (1707-88) was a French mathematician who was considered one of the leading naturalists of the Enlightenment. An acquaintance of Voltaire and other intellectuals, he worked as Keeper at the Jardin du Roi from 1739, and this inspired him to research and publish a vast encyclopaedia and survey of natural history, the ground-breaking Histoire Naturelle, which he published in forty-four volumes between 1749 and 1804. These volumes, first published between 1770 and 1783 and translated into English in 1793, contain Buffon's survey and descriptions of birds from the Histoire Naturelle. Based on recorded observations of birds both in France and in other countries, these volumes provide detailed descriptions of various bird species, their habitats and behaviours and were the first publications to present a comprehensive account of eighteenth-century ornithology. Volume 9 covers water fowl and related birds.
- Author(s)Georges Louis Leclerc
- PublisherCambridge Library Collection
- Date of Publication25/11/2010
- SubjectLife Sciences: General
- Series TitleCambridge Library Collection - Zoology
- Place of PublicationCambridge
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCambridge University Press
- Content Note31 b/w illus.
- Weight780 g
- Width140 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine35 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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