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Matthews, L. Harrison (Leonard Harrison)

Overview
Works: 147 works in 461 publications in 5 languages and 6,579 library holdings
Genres: Pictorial works  Biography  Fiction  Popular works  Bibliography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Study guides 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Other, Creator, Editor, Author of introduction, Annotator, Actor
Classifications: QH365, 599.5
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Most widely held works about L. Harrison Matthews
 
Most widely held works by L. Harrison Matthews
The whale by L. Harrison Matthews( Book )

21 editions published between 1968 and 1977 in English and held by 1,151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The natural history of the whale by L. Harrison Matthews( Book )

17 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 1,105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes each known species of whale and discusses recent discoveries about the physiology and behavior of ceteceans, dispelling prevalent myths about them
The life of mammals by L. Harrison Matthews( Book )

28 editions published between 1900 and 1974 in 4 languages and held by 781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The senses of animals by L. Harrison Matthews( Book )

21 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Preface: The senses of animals-and of man-are what keep them, and us, in touch with the environment; they enable the naturalist to observe the animals he is studying and the animals to observe him and, very often, to avoid being observed by him. We have long been interested in this fascinating aspect of natural history and we hope that our book will be acceptable to all who are interested in animals, and in particular that it may be useful to the younger people who are entering upon this delightful subject in their school biology classes. Perhaps, too, those with more experience will find some matters set forth that will suggest new lines of profitable study. In writing the book it seemed to us best to divide it into two parts: the first explaining what the naturalist can observe in the field; and the second giving the more technical background of the way in which the senses of animals function. In both parts we have tried to avoid the heavy going of too many technical terms, and wherever it has been necessary to use the language of science we have, we hope, sufficiently explained it. All branches of natural history are absorbing, but we think that attention directed to the link between ourselves and the subjects of our study will be rewarding to all naturalists whether they be ornithologists, entomologists, mammalogists, or specialists in any of the other numerous subdivisions of knowledge about the living world. We trust they will find it as full of interest and problems as we have.--L. Harrison Matthews--Maxwell Knight
Man and wildlife by L. Harrison Matthews( Book )

12 editions published between 1975 and 1977 in 3 languages and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British mammals by L. Harrison Matthews( Book )

25 editions published between 1952 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The origin of species by Charles Darwin( Book )

26 editions published between 1860 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the Origin of Species (1859) Darwin challenged many of the most deeply held beliefs of the Western world. Arguing for a material, not divine, origin of species, he showed that new species are achieved by 'natural selection'. Development, diversification, decay, extinction and absence of plan are all inherent to his theories. Darwin read prodigiously across many fields; he reflected on his experiences as a traveller, he experimented. His profoundly influential concept of 'natural selection' condenses materials from past and present, from the Galapagos Islands to rural Staffordshire, from English back gardens to colonial encounters. The Origin communicates the enthusiasm of original thinking in an open, descriptive style, and Darwin's emphasis on the value of diversity speaks more strongly now than ever
Penguins, whalers, and sealers : a voyage of discovery by L. Harrison Matthews( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wandering albatross; adventures among the albatrosses and petrels in the Southern Ocean by L. Harrison Matthews( Book )

4 editions published in 1951 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Animals in our world by Jacques Lecomte( Book )

1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sea elephant : the life and death of the elephant seal by L. Harrison Matthews( Book )

21 editions published between 1935 and 1953 in 4 languages and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mammals in the British Isles by L. Harrison Matthews( Book )

4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Penguin : adventures among the birds, beasts and whalers of the Far South by L. Harrison Matthews( Book )

4 editions published in 1977 in English and German and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of mammals by L. Harrison Matthews( Book )

10 editions published between 1969 and 1974 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The British amphibia and reptiles by L. Harrison Matthews( Book )

3 editions published in 1952 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

South Georgia, the British empire's subantarctic outpost; a synopsis of the history of the island by L. Harrison Matthews( Book )

4 editions published in 1931 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The living world of animals by Reader's Digest Association (Canada)( Book )

8 editions published between 1970 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of mammals by L. Harrison Matthews( Book )

6 editions published between 1969 and 1974 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Leben der Säugetiere 2 by L. Harrison Matthews( Book )

9 editions published between 1972 and 1975 in German and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The seals and the scientists by L. Harrison Matthews( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Harrison Matthews, L.

Harrison Matthews, L. 1901-1986

Harrison Matthews, Leonard

Harrison Matthews, Leonard, 1901-1986

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Matthews, L. Harrison, 1901-1986

Matthews, Leonard Harrison

Matthews, Leonard Harrison 1901-1986

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Languages
English (196)

German (20)

French (8)

Japanese (2)

Spanish (1)