The History of Natural History

The History of Natural History: An annotated bibliography is an essential source of information for scientists, researchers and enthusiastic amateurs.

The History of Natural History

This annotated bibliography, the only one to encompass the entire subject area, provides a unique key to information sources for this wide-ranging subject.

Compiled over many years by Gavin Bridson, this revised and greatly updated second edition contains over 5,300 additional references and was published by The Linnean Society of London. Each entry is identified with a coded locator, leading you fluidly to through each section where the information is divided into different types of source. The main sections cover:

  • Personnel, Organisations, Current Awareness
  • Biographies
  • Club, Society, Association and Academy History
  • Library History and Resources
  • History of Natural History
  • History of Botany
  • History of Zoology
  • Historical and Bibliographical Methods

At ca. 1100 pages with 40 pages of colour illustrations and three indexes for better searchability,The History of Natural Historyis a key work that should be kept in easy reach of anyone interested in the study of natural history, in all its branches.

This volume has just about everything a historian of natural history could want in the reference line... [Bridson] knows the kind of questions historians tend to ask in libraries.

Janet Browne

Harvard University

Every single one of us is going to need regular access to a copy. As a source of reference on almost every conceivable aspect of the subject it will patently be indispensable.

David Allen

Wellcome Trust