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History of Quadrupeds

History of Quadrupeds
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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Zoology

  • Date Published: February 2010
  • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from TBC
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108005180

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About the Authors
  • Thomas Pennant (1726–98) was a keen geologist, naturalist and antiquary. Linnaeus supported his election to the Royal Swedish Society of Sciences in 1757, and in 1767 he became a Fellow of the Royal Society. His History of Quadrupeds (1793), aimed to promote natural history among a wider readership, originated in an informal index to John Ray's Synopsis of 1693. In his preface, Pennant acknowledges the monumental Histoire naturelle by the Comte de Buffon, as well as works by Klein (1751), Brisson (1756), and particularly the work of Linnaeus, though Pennant strongly disagreed with Linnaueus's classification of primates as including humans with apes. Pennant's two-volume book, beautifully illustrated with over 100 engravings, provides an overview of the state of zoological classification at the end of the eighteenth century. Charles Darwin owned a copy and had it sent to him in South America during the Beagle voyage.

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    • Date Published: February 2010
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108005180
    • length: 904 pages
    • dimensions: 252 x 325 x 70 mm
    • weight: 1.75kg
    • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from TBC
  • Table of Contents

    Volume I: Preface
    Part I. Hoofed Quadrupeds:
    1. Horse
    2. Ox
    3. Sheep
    4. Goat
    5. Giraffe
    6. Antelope
    7. Deer
    8. Musk
    9. Camel
    10. Hog
    11. Rhinoceros
    12. Hippopotame
    13. Tapiir
    14. Elephant
    Part II. Digitated Quadrupeds:
    15. Ape
    16. Maucauco
    17. Dog
    18. Hyæna
    19. Cat
    Volume II:
    20. Bear
    22. Opossum
    23. Weesel
    24. Otter
    26. Hare
    27. Beaver
    28. Porcupine
    29. Marmot
    30. Squirrel
    31. Dormouse
    32. Jerboa
    33. Rat
    34. Shrew
    35. Mole
    36. Hedge-Hog
    37. Sloth
    38. Armadillo
    39. Manis
    40. Anteater
    Part III. Pinnated Quadrupeds:
    41. Walrus
    42. Seal
    43. Manati
    Part IV. Winged:
    44. Bats

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    Thomas Pennant

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