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He proposes to publish figures and descriptions of as many of the species as can with certainty be determined , and , as a guarantee for the accuracy of the delineations , he considers it will be sufficient to announce that the whole of ...
It is not merely for the purpose of filling up a hiatus in the British Fauna , or as a medium for the publication of accurate figures and descriptions of the species , that the work is now projected .
The elucidation of their habits , the distinctive description of the species , their geographical distribution , and the history of the transformation of all the amphibious forms , are amongst the subjects treated of in this volume .
This volume of the History contains descriptions of 105 species , their synonymes , generic and specific characters , geographical range , habits , food , nidification , sometimes with nests , eggs , and other interesting particulars .
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Reprint of what may once have been one of the most familiar poems in English from the 18th century. At a time when few could read in England, one of its most educated sons, and the companion of Horace ... Read full review