Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne (1789) by Rev Gilbert White inspired generations of naturalists including Darwin

A book that influenced Charles Darwin and is reputedly the fourth most published work in the English language is to be made available online.

The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne by the Reverend Gilbert White, first published in 1789, has inspired generations of naturalists with the vivid descriptions of the flora and fauna – as well as the weather and crops – the author encountered in the countryside around his Hampshire home.

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