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Fauna Boreali-Americana; or, The Zoology of the Northern Parts of British America

Fauna Boreali-Americana; or, The Zoology of the Northern Parts of British America
Containing Descriptions of the Objects of Natural History Collected on the Late Northern Land Expeditions under Command of Captain Sir John Franklin, R.N.
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  • Date Published: February 2012
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108041713

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  • Sir John Richardson (1787–1865), surgeon, naturalist and Arctic explorer, went on Sir John Franklin's first two Arctic expeditions as ship's doctor and naturalist, and made observations and collected a large number of plant and animal specimens from the Canadian Arctic. On his return to England after the second expedition he began to write this four-volume work of natural history, first published between 1829 and 1837. A volume is dedicated to each of the following classes: mammal (Volume 1); bird (Volume 2); fish (Volume 3); and insect (Volume 4) which are found in the Canadian Arctic. This work is an interesting example of pre-Darwinian natural history, full of detailed descriptions of the appearance, anatomy and behaviour of the different species.

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    • Date Published: February 2012
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108041713
    • dimensions: 297 x 210 x 98 mm
    • weight: 4.56kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Introduction
    Explanation of the references to authors
    Systematic list of the species
    Index to the species. Volume 2: Introduction John Richardson
    Introductory observations on the natural system William Swainson
    Preface William Swainson
    List of authors
    1. Vulturidae
    2. Falconidae
    3. Strigidae
    Insessores: Dentirostres:
    1. Lanidae
    2. Merulidae
    3. Sylvidae
    4. Ampelidae
    1. Fringillidae
    2. Sturnidae
    3. Corvidae
    4. Curtipedes
    1. Picidae
    2. Certhidae
    1. Trochilidae
    1. Hirundinidae
    2. Caprimulgidae
    3. Halcyonidae
    1. Tetraonidae
    2. Columbidae
    3. Grallatores
    1. Anatidae
    Index. Volume 3: Introduction
    Osseous Fishes: Acanthopterygii:
    1. Percoideae
    2. Mulli
    3. Cottoideae
    4. Claenoideae
    5. Sparoideae
    6. Maenoideae
    7. Chaetodontoideae
    8. Anabasideae
    9. Scomberoideae
    10. Taenioideae
    11. Siganoideae
    12. Mugiloideae
    13. Gobioideae
    14. Batrachoideae
    15. Labroideae
    16. Fistularoideae
    Malacopterygii Abdominalis:
    1. Cyprinoideae
    2. Esocidae
    3. Siluroideae
    4. Salmonoideae
    5. Clupeoideae
    Malacopterygii Subbrachiati:
    1. Gadoideae
    2. Platessoideae
    3. Discoboli
    Macacopterygii Apodes:
    1. Anguilliformes
    2. Lophobranchii
    3. Plectognathi
    Cartilaginous Fishes: Chondropterygii Eleutheropomi:
    1. Sturionideae
    Chondropterygii Trematopneontes:
    1. Selachii
    2. Cyclostomata
    Index. Volume 4: Introduction
    Subclass Mandibulata: Order Coleoptera:
    1. Adephaga
    2. Brachelytra
    3. Entaphia
    4. Necrophaga
    5. Philhydrida
    6. Lamellicornia
    7. Sternoxa
    8. Xylophaga
    9. Rhyncophora
    10. Phytophaga
    11. Aphidiphaga
    12. Heteromera
    13. Malacoderma
    Order Orthoptera:
    1. Saltatoria
    Order Neuroptera:
    1. Libellulina
    2. Perlina
    Order Trichoptera: Order Hymenoptera:
    1. Terebrantia
    2. Urocerata
    3. Parasita
    4. Aculeata
    Subclass Haustellata: Order Hemiptera:
    1. Geocorisa
    2. Hydrocorisa
    Order Homoptera
    Order Lepidoptera:
    1. Diurna
    2. Crepuscularia
    3. Nocturna
    Order Diptera:
    1. Nemocera
    2. Tanystoma
    3. Athericera
    Order Homaloptera
    Order Aphaniptera.

  • Author

    John Richardson

    Assisted by

    William Swainson

    William Kirby

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