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4 edition of Natural history of birds, fish, insects, and reptiles found in the catalog.

Natural history of birds, fish, insects, and reptiles

Georges-Louis Leclerc, comte de Buffon

Natural history of birds, fish, insects, and reptiles

embellished with upwards of two hundred engravings.

by Georges-Louis Leclerc, comte de Buffon

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Published by Printed for the proprietor and sold by H.D. Symonds in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Zoology -- Early works to 1800.,
  • Natural history -- Early works to 1800.

  • Edition Notes

    Translation of selected portions of: Histoire naturelle, générale et particulière.

    Other titlesBuffon"s natural history of birds, fishes, insects, and reptiles
    GenreEarly works to 1800.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination6 v. :
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22059490M

    The drawing indicated that their attacks were ineffectual. Usually one of these beetles, with outspread wings, was painted on the mummy case directly over the breast of the dead. Duck, for example, have webbed feet. Some ancient schools of wisdom taught that all poisonous insects and reptiles are germinated out of the evil nature of man, and that when intelligent human beings no longer breed hate in their own souls there will be no more ferocious animals, loathsome diseases, or poisonous plants and insects. Blavatsky makes this significant statement concerning the origin of serpent worship: "Before our globe had become egg-shaped or round it was a long trail of cosmic dust or fire-mist, moving and writhing like a serpent.

    The fact that its beautiful wings were concealed under its glossy shell typified the winged soul of man hidden within its earthly sheath. Martins, Great Horkesley: Harley Books. The brain is developed in insects. Their crown was at the lattice of heaven, under hell their feet were placed [the spinal column].

    This guide — a companion to the popular Sibley Guide to Birds — offers a remedy. Electricity passing between the poles of a spark gap is serpentine in its motion. This exhibited several hundred cases of world birdsmammalsreptilesfishmolluscsinsectscorals and other invertebrates and botanical specimens and other exotica alongside his British collections. Among the symbols of Christ as the Savior of men are a number relating to the mystery of His divine nature concealed within the personality of the lowly Jesus.


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Natural history of birds, fish, insects, and reptiles book

These covered the engravings from his own copper plates, Donovan personally undertook all steps of the illustration process for his books, the drawing, the etching and engraving and the hand colouring which are not visible. The cranium articulates the bones to support the walls of the body.

Calmet, in his Dictionary of the Bible, declares the scorpion to be a fit emblem of the wicked and the symbol of persecution. It is also a phallic symbol, as its relation to long life would signify.

The pelican of the Hermetists fed its young from its own breast, and to this bird were assigned other mysterious attributes which could have been true only allegorically. There are now guides for shorebirds and raptors and even gulls. It helps fish to maneuver. The word zebub, or zabab, Natural history of birds a fly, and Baal-Zebul became Baalzebub, or Beelzebub, a word which was loosely translated to mean Jupiter's fly.

Discover the fascinating world of entomology in all its branches. The magicians of the Middle Ages surrounded themselves with such creatures as bats, spiders, cats, snakes, and monkeys, because they were able to appropriate the life forces of these species and use them to the attainment of their own ends.

From Picart's Religious Ceremonials. The brain is developed in insects. Along with the earth history, fish shows the significant evolutionary processes of their morphology. The sages of old studied living things to a point of realization that God is most perfectly understood through a knowledge of His supreme handiwork--animate and inanimate Nature.

The missiles discharged by this machine were also called scorpions. The amphibians are gradually evolved to the reptiles.

I can say that it might be a transition species. Dover Original. The fly was looked upon as a form of the divine power, because of its ability to destroy decaying substances and thus promote health.

The cortex of the bone is thin, and the leg bones are hollow. I plan to take it on every hike. Peterson Field Guides Increasingly, conservation-minded anglers recognize that a sport fishing mentality emphasizing just a few game fish — brown trout, rainbow trout, largemouth bass — has devastated native fisheries and aquatic habitats.

The full list of titles included speaks for itself…. The majority of the small scarabs are pierced as though originally used as beads. Poisonous insects were often used to symbolize the deadly power of the human tongue.

Usually one of these beetles, with outspread wings, was painted on the mummy case directly over the breast of the dead.Natural history of birds, fish, insects, and reptiles Vol 1 - G Buffon () Natural history of birds, fish, insects, and reptiles Vol 2 - G Buffon () The entomologist's text book an introduction to the natural history, structure, physiology and classification of insects - J.

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Feb 26,  · To understand this evolutionary process, biologists and paleontologists started to explore the anatomical structure and morphological processes of each species.

The most prominent species we need to study are insects, fish, reptile, and birds. Insects are different fish, reptiles, and birds as it is a class of phylum Arthropod.

Full text of "Natural history of birds, fish, insects, and reptiles" See other formats. Original antique and vintage prints of natural history subjects: animals, wildlife, sea life, fish, etc.

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Apr 18, - This collection focuses primarily on works that are believed in good faith to be in the public domain. Some however most certainly aren't, so if you plan on using any be sure to do your own due diligence (and remember: copyright laws are a mess). See more ideas about Natural history, Amphibians and .