John Ray

John Ray

Charles Raven's biography of the seventeenth-century English naturalist John Ray is one of the great works in the history of science.

Author: Charles E. Raven

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521310830

Category: Science

Page: 506

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Charles Raven's biography of the seventeenth-century English naturalist John Ray is one of the great works in the history of science. The author's command of Latin (the language in which all Ray's biological works were written) and his enthusiasm for natural history enabled him to interpret superbly to the modern reader John Ray's remarkable scientific work and to rescue Ray's reputation from undeserved neglect. Raven reveals the unique influence Ray had on the development of modern science and in particular explains sympathetically the key role of Ray's last, most popular and most influential work, The Wisdom of God, which was the forerunner of the great 'Darwinian' controversies between science and religion in the nineteenth century.
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John Ray 1627 1705 Essex Naturalist

John Ray  1627 1705   Essex Naturalist

The Growth of Biological Thought . MORTON , A . G . 1981 . History of Botanical
Science . MIAL , L . C . 1912 . The Early Naturalists . Their lives and Work .
OLIVER , F . W . 1913 . Makers of British Botany . PATTISSON , J . H . 1847 . John
Ray .

Author: Stuart A. Baldwin

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105020371394

Category: Botanists

Page: 80

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Memorials of John Ray

Memorials of John Ray

NOT E. [ The following notice of a recent visit to the tomb of John Ray , at Black
Notley , will not perhaps be without interest to the readers of this volume . “
PILGRIMAGE TO THE TOMB OF JOHN RAY , THE NATURALIST , AT BLACK
NOTLEY .

Author: William Derham

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ISBN: UIUC:30112009704609

Category: Naturalists

Page: 220

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Memorials of John Ray Consisting of His Life by Derham

Memorials of John Ray  Consisting of His Life by Derham

The following notice of a recent visit to the tomb of John Ray , at Black Notley ,
will not perhaps be without interest to the readers of this volume . “ PILGRIMAGE
TO THE TOMB OF JOHN RAY , THE NATURALIST , AT BLACK NOTLEY .

Author: Edwin Lankester

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ISBN: ONB:+Z198194607

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English Naturalists from Neckam to Ray

English Naturalists from Neckam to Ray

Demonstrates how changing attitudes to the natural world influenced scientific thought between the medieval period and the eighteenth century.

Author: Charles E. Raven

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108016346

Category: Nature

Page: 394

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Demonstrates how changing attitudes to the natural world influenced scientific thought between the medieval period and the eighteenth century.
Categories: Nature

The English Parson naturalist

The English Parson naturalist

Since the time of William Turner (c 1508-1568) the figure of the parson-naturalist has been conspicuous int he English Church and in English science.

Author: Patrick Armstrong

Publisher: Gracewing Publishing

ISBN: 0852445164

Category: Clergy

Page: 198

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Since the time of William Turner (c 1508-1568) the figure of the parson-naturalist has been conspicuous int he English Church and in English science. Clergy have made a formidable contribution to natural history in England. Gilbert White (1720-1793), the author of The Natural History of Selborne, is perhaps the best known of this distinguished company, but other notables include John Ray (1627-1705) with whom, it has been said, "the adventure of modern science begins." The brightness of the reputation of these individuals should not blind us to that great host of other luminaries who have made English natural history what it is today. There have been botanists and ornithologists, geologists and entomologists; clerical naturalists have included specialists on mollusks, sponges, fish, orchids, seaweeds and lichens.
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Further Correspondence of John Ray

Further Correspondence of John Ray

"This book ... is the outcome of a rediscovery in the Bodleian library of a number of letters of John Ray ... which form a necessary supplement to the volume of The correspondence," edited by Edwin Lankester, 1848.

Author: John Ray

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ISBN: UOM:39015031083598

Category: Naturalists

Page: 332

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"This book ... is the outcome of a rediscovery in the Bodleian library of a number of letters of John Ray ... which form a necessary supplement to the volume of The correspondence," edited by Edwin Lankester, 1848.
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Essex Naturalist

Essex Naturalist

When we come to history , the very first published record that I know of any
species of the Mycetozoa was made more than two hundred years ago by our
illustrious fellow - countryman , John Ray ( born 1627 ; died 1704 ) . We Essex
people ...

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ISBN: CHI:102270319

Category: Natural history

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Categories: Natural history

The Naming of the Shrew

The Naming of the Shrew

75 S. A. Baldwin, John Ray, Essex Naturalist (Baldwin's Books, 1986). 76 C. E.
Raven, John Ray, Naturalist, His Life and Works (Cambridge University Press,
1942). 77 J. Ray, Historia Plantarum (Londini, 1686–1704). 78 Mayr, Biological ...

Author: John Wright

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781408820353

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 303

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Latin names – frequently unpronounceable, all too often wrong and always a tiny puzzle to unravel – have been annoying the layman since they first became formalised as scientific terms in the eighteenth century. Why on earth has the entirely land-loving Eastern Mole been named Scalopus aquaticus, or the Oxford Ragwort been called Senecio squalidus – 'dirty old man'? What were naturalists thinking when they called a beetle Agra katewinsletae, a genus of fish Batman, and a Trilobite Han solo? Why is zoology replete with names such as Chloris chloris chloris (the greenfinch), and Gorilla gorilla gorilla (a species of, well gorilla)? The Naming of the Shrew will unveil these mysteries, exploring the history, celebrating their poetic nature and revealing how naturalists sometimes get things so terribly wrong. With wonderfully witty style and captivating narrative, this book will make you see Latin names in a whole new light.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Old Bones Or Notes for Young Naturalists

Old Bones  Or  Notes for Young Naturalists

Memorials of John Ray . Consisting of the Life of John Ray , by DERHAM ; the
Biographical Notice of Ray , by Baron Cuvier and M . DUPepit THOUARS , in the
Biographie Universelle ; Life of Ray , by Sir J . E . SMITH ; the Itineraries of Ray ...

Author: William Samuel Symonds

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ISBN: OXFORD:590959076

Category: Animals

Page: 159

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John Aubrey

John Aubrey

My friend Mr John Ray the naturalist writes to me from his home in Black Notley.
He tells me that Mr Evelyn countenances my observa. tion that elms grow no
further north than Stamford. My observation supports Mr. Evelyn's view that elms
 ...

Author: Ruth Scurr

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448190874

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 544

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2015 COSTA BIOGRAPHY AWARD This is the autobiography that John Aubrey never wrote. You may not know his name. Aubrey was a modest man, a gentleman-scholar who cared far more for the preservation of history than for his own legacy. But he was a passionate collector, an early archaeologist and the inventor of modern biography. With all the wit, charm and originality that characterises her subject, Ruth Scurr has seamlessly stitched together John Aubrey’s own words to tell his life story and a captivating history of seventeenth-century England unlike any other. 'A game-changer in the world of biography' Mary Beard 'Ingenious' Hilary Mantel 'Irresistible' Philip Pullman
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

What Galileo Saw

What Galileo Saw

Raven, Charles E. English Naturalists from Neckam to Ray: A Study of the
Making of the Modern World. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1947. —
—. John Ray, Naturalist: His Life and Works. Cambridge: Cambridge University
Press, ...

Author: Lawrence Lipking

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801454844

Category: Science

Page: 336

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The Scientific Revolution of the seventeenth century has often been called a decisive turning point in human history. It represents, for good or ill, the birth of modern science and modern ways of viewing the world. In What Galileo Saw, Lawrence Lipking offers a new perspective on how to understand what happened then, arguing that artistic imagination and creativity as much as rational thought played a critical role in creating new visions of science and in shaping stories about eye-opening discoveries in cosmology, natural history, engineering, and the life sciences. When Galileo saw the face of the Moon and the moons of Jupiter, Lipking writes, he had to picture a cosmos that could account for them. Kepler thought his geometry could open a window into the mind of God. Francis Bacon's natural history envisioned an order of things that would replace the illusions of language with solid evidence and transform notions of life and death. Descartes designed a hypothetical "Book of Nature" to explain how everything in the universe was constructed. Thomas Browne reconceived the boundaries of truth and error. Robert Hooke, like Leonardo, was both researcher and artist; his schemes illuminate the microscopic and the macrocosmic. And when Isaac Newton imagined nature as a coherent and comprehensive mathematical system, he redefined the goals of science and the meaning of genius. What Galileo Saw bridges the divide between science and art; it brings together Galileo and Milton, Bacon and Shakespeare. Lipking enters the minds and the workshops where the Scientific Revolution was fashioned, drawing on art, literature, and the history of science to reimagine how perceptions about the world and human life could change so drastically, and change forever.
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Exploring Environmental History Selected Essays

Exploring Environmental History  Selected Essays

It was not in 1555, when the term 'natural history' entered the English language,
or in 1686 when John Ray published ... 2 Charles E. Raven, English Naturalists
from Neckam to Ray (Cambridge, 1947); Charles E. Raven, John Ray Naturalist.

Author: T. C. Smout

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748635146

Category: History

Page: 256

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This volume, newly available in paperback, brings together the best of T. C. Smout's recent articles and contributions to books and journals on the topic of environmental history and offers them as a collection of 'explorations'. The author's interests are multi-faceted and, though often focussed on post-1600 Scotland, by no means restricted to that area.
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The Naturalist in Britain

The Naturalist in Britain

1470-1670 (2nd edn, Cambridge, 1953) and Canon C. E. Raven's English
Naturalists from Ncfltam to Ray (Cambridge, 1947). Raven's greatest work, his
majestic biography of John Ray (2nd edn, Cambridge, 1950) — without any
doubt the ...

Author: David Elliston Allen

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691036322

Category: Nature

Page: 270

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At once a major resource for historians of science and an excellent introduction to natural history for the general reader, David Allen's The Naturalist in Britain established a precedent for investigating natural history as a social phenomenon. Here the author traces the evolution of natural history from the seventeenth to the early twentieth centuries, from the "herbalizings" of apprentice apothecaries to the establishment of national reserves and international societies to the emergence of natural history as an organized discipline. Along the way he describes the role of scientific ideas, popular fashion, religious motivations, literary influences, the increase of leisure time and disposable income, and the tendency of like-minded persons to form clubs. His comprehensive and entertaining discussion creates a vibrant portrait of a scientific movement inextricably woven into a particular culture.
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The New Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature Volume 1 600 1660

The New Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature  Volume 1  600 1660

Raven, C. E. John Ray naturalist. Cambridge 1942, 1950 (rev). —English
naturalists from Neckam to Ray. Cambridge I947. – Natural religion and Christian
theology. 2 vols Cambridge 1953. Lenoble, R. Mersenne ou la naissance du ...

Author: George Watson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521200040

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1282

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More than fifty specialists have contributed to this new edition of volume 1 of The Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature. The design of the original work has established itself so firmly as a workable solution to the immense problems of analysis, articulation and coordination that it has been retained in all its essentials for the new edition. The task of the new contributors has been to revise and integrate the lists of 1940 and 1957, to add materials of the following decade, to correct and refine the bibliographical details already available, and to re-shape the whole according to a new series of conventions devised to give greater clarity and consistency to the entries.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Growth of Biological Thought

The Growth of Biological Thought

Captain Cook had the Forsters, father and son, as naturalists on one of his
voyages. The younger ... As a local naturalist, like John Ray before him, he
observed the clear-cut discontinuity between species and assumed the
impossibility of one ...

Author: Ernst Mayr

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674364465

Category: Science

Page: 974

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An incisive study of the development of the biological sciences chronicles the origins, maturation, and modern views of the classification of life forms, the evolution of species, and the inheritance and variation of characteristics
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The Essex Naturalist

The Essex Naturalist

IS lis THE ESSEX NATURALIST : BEING THE Journal of the Esser Field Club
FOR 1894 . ... John Ray , in his " Synopsis Methodica Stirpium Britannicarum , ”
1690 , mentions a few Essex Algæ , but it is not always easy to recognise from
Ray's ...

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ISBN: UIUC:30112110992275

Category: Natural history

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Shrouds of the Night

Shrouds of the Night

The seeds for classification lie in the works of the British naturalist John Ray (
1628– 1705). Commencing in 1660 with his Catalogue of Cambridge Plants, and
ending with the posthumous publication of Synopsis Methodica Avium et Piscium
in ...

Author: David L. Block

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387789750

Category: Science

Page: 436

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The Milky Way has captivated the mind of multitudes ever since the beginning of time. Particularly striking are its apparent dusty gaping voids. With the advent of near-infrared technology, astronomers have discovered an awesome new view of its structure, and of the structure of other galaxies around us. Galaxies are encased within Shrouds of the Night: shrouds or veils of cosmic dust, which have given us a totally incomplete picture of what our majestic Universe actually looks like. In this book, we feature some of the remarkable early photographic work of masters such as Isaac Roberts and Edward Barnard, before presenting to the reader the unmasked (dust penetrated) view of our cosmos, using some of the world’s largest ground and space-based telescopes.
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The Essex Literary Journal

The Essex Literary Journal

JOHN RAY . There are but few men , whose lives it is the duty of a biographer to
sketch , that have not at some period of ... Though it was not the lot of our
naturalist to be much distracted by political or party feelings , yet , on one
occasion , we ...

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ISBN: UIUC:30112069910328

Category: Essex

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