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A Naturalist's Sojourn in Jamaica

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  • Date Published: October 2013
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108063739

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  • The English naturalist Philip Henry Gosse (1810–88) travelled to Jamaica in 1844 and stayed for eighteen months to observe the diverse wildlife there. Upon his return he described his findings in a trilogy of books. The first two examined the island's birds - he has been hailed as the 'father of Jamaican ornithology' - but he used the present work, first published in 1851, to describe all the other forms of life on the island, from beetles to fruit trees. Lamenting that natural history was too often presented as a 'science of dead things', Gosse made his investigations come alive in this work by writing it in a diary form, discussing what he encountered as his journey progressed, and providing a number of illustrations. His lively and engaging style won him a wide audience, and this work remains an important early example of popular natural history.

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    • Date Published: October 2013
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108063739
    • length: 552 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 31 mm
    • weight: 0.69kg
    • contains: 4 b/w illus. 4 colour illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Incidents of the voyage
    Kingston and Port Royal
    Alligator pond
    Bluefields bay
    Belmont beach
    Market day
    Bluefields mountain
    Urania sloanus
    Bluefields river
    Ride to Content
    Ride to Kilmarnock
    The Kepp
    Pinnock Shafton
    Bluefields Ridge
    The Venus lizard
    The grave-digger
    Mountain gardens
    Phoenix Park
    Birds and flowers
    The chigoe flea
    The smooth sheath-claw
    The pond turtle
    Curious fishes
    The ant-lion
    The Cotta wood
    The bamboo
    Periodical rain
    Fishes and fishing
    Anole lizards
    Fruit on male papaw
    The black snake
    Negro proper names
    A naturalist's work-room
    The brush-footed spider
    The nurse shark
    The mangrove
    A swarm of dragon-flies
    Drive to Montego bay
    Beauty of negro villages
    The two-headed snake
    The Naseberry bat
    The silk-cotton tree
    The red hairy-tailed bat
    The eyed pallette-tip
    The sand gootoo
    The monk bat
    The great-eared leaf bat
    The Liguanea mountains
    The trunk turtle
    The Pedro seal
    The yellow boa
    The pardaline snake
    The owl-faced bat
    The alco
    The manatee
    Nocturnal forest sounds
    Gregarious trees
    The grey snake
    The crested snake
    The spotted-chinned snake
    The wild hog
    The crocodile
    Land tortoises
    The agua toad
    Wild goats
    The rabbit
    Sugar-cane insects
    Curious spider
    Stingless bees
    Indian cony
    Departure and return

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