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Wood, J. G. (John George) 1827-1889

Overview
Works: 325 works in 2,029 publications in 1 language and 12,382 library holdings
Genres: Popular works  Juvenile works  Pictorial works  Illustrated works  Anecdotes  Woodcuts  Engravings  Folklore  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Other, Compiler, Translator
Classifications: QL50, 590
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The illustrated natural history by J. G Wood( )

113 editions published between 1853 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contenido> v 1, Mamiferos. v 2, Pajaros. v 3, Reptiles, peces y moluscos
Uncivilized races of men in all countries of the world; being a comprehensive account of their manners and customs, and of their physical, social, mental, moral and religious characteristics by J. G Wood( Book )

93 editions published between 1870 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homes without hands. Being a description of the habitations of animals, classed according to their principle of construction by J. G Wood( Book )

67 editions published between 1865 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The common objects of the sea shore : including hints for an aquarium by J. G Wood( Book )

63 editions published between 1857 and 2018 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Animate creation : popular edition of "Our living world" : a natural history by J. G Wood( Book )

29 editions published between 1885 and 2016 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Common objects of the microscope by J. G Wood( Book )

63 editions published between 1861 and 2010 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illustrated natural history : arranged for young readers by J. G Wood( )

35 editions published between 1853 and 2010 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The common objects of the country by J. G Wood( Book )

50 editions published between 1858 and 2018 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bible animals; being a description of every living creature mentioned in the Scriptures from the ape to the coral by J. G Wood( Book )

33 editions published between 1859 and 2013 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The natural history of man : being an account of the manners and customs of the uncivilized races of men by J. G Wood( Book )

47 editions published between 1868 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Insects at home : being a popular account of insects, their structure, habits and transformations by J. G Wood( )

18 editions published between 1871 and 2015 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The boy's own book of natural history by J. G Wood( )

41 editions published between 1800 and 1904 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nature's teachings; human invention anticipated by nature by J. G Wood( )

40 editions published between 1800 and 2012 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nature's Teachings, first published in 1877, was one of many books on natural history by J.G. Wood, a Victorian clergyman who was hugely influential in popularising the subject, as well as being the editor of The Boy's Own Magazine. Here he examines the close parallels between nature and human inventions in areas including seafaring (the raft, paddle and oar), war and hunting (barbs, poisons and projectiles), architecture, tools, optics and acoustics, as well as 'useful arts' including sewage disposal. His text contains over 750 figures and illustrations, and he argues that future great discoveries could be made as a result of careful observations of nature. Although a contemporary of Darwin, Wood largely ignored the evolution debates and focused on communicating his enthusiasm for the natural world to a non-scientific audience. His successful publications still make fascinating reading for those interested in Victorian culture and the history of education
Wanderings in South America, the North-West of the United States, and the Antilles, in the years 1812, 1816, 1820 and 1824 : with original instructions for the perfect preservation of birds and for cabinets of natural history by Charles Waterton( Book )

41 editions published between 1879 and 2018 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although in the original preface to this work the British naturalist Charles Waterton (1782-1865) modestly says his book has 'little merit', his account is a rich description of his experiences in South America and the Caribbean. Waterton managed his family's sugar plantations in Demerara from 1804 to 1812, studied natural history, and later (1812-25) divided his time between the Americas and Europe. This book, originally published in 1825 and reissued here in its 1828 second edition, describes his four expeditions, beginning with his search deep in the rainforest for samples of the rare poison, curare. Waterton also recounts a fierce battle with the Maroons, but his main focus is zoology, including the capture of 'an enormous Coulacara snake', encounters with sloths, monkeys and vampire bats, and close observations of a huge variety of birds. The final chapter describes Waterton's methods of 'preserving birds for cabinets of natural history'
Illustrated natural history for young people by J. G Wood( )

13 editions published between 1882 and 1901 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tour round my garden by Alphonse Karr( Book )

29 editions published between 1855 and 1891 in English and Undetermined and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Man and beast here and hereafter : illustrated by more than three hundred original anecdotes by J. G Wood( Book )

29 editions published between 1874 and 2012 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Popular natural history by J. G Wood( Book )

25 editions published between 1876 and 1905 in English and Undetermined and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The illustrated natural history by J. G Wood( Book )

16 editions published between 1859 and 1987 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Nature's teachings; human invention anticipated by nature
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Nature's teachings; human invention anticipated by nature
Alternative Names
Forrest, George

Forrest, George 1827-1889

John George Wood Brits schrijver (1827-1889)

John George Wood écrivain et naturaliste anglais

John George Wood English writer on natural history

John George Wood escritor y naturalista británico (1827-1899)

Wood, J.

Wood J.G.

Wood J. G. 1827-1889

Wood, J. G. 1827-1889 ed

Wood, J. G. Rev

Wood, John George

Wood, John George 1827-1889

Вуд Джон Георг

جون وود

约翰·乔治·伍德

Languages
English (883)