By Thomas Bewick
Within the overdue eighteenth century, the British took larger curiosity than ever ahead of in watching and recording all elements of the flora and fauna. tourists and colonists coming back from far-flung lands supplied outstanding money owed of such unique creatures as elephants, baboons, and kangaroos. The engraver Thomas Bewick (1753–1828) harnessed this newfound curiosity through assembling the main accomplished illustrated advisor to nature of his day.A basic historical past of Quadrupeds, first released in 1790, showcases Bewick’s groundbreaking engraving thoughts that allowed textual content and pictures to be released at the comparable web page. From anteaters to zebras, armadillos to wolverines, this pleasant quantity positive aspects engravings of over 400 animals along descriptions in their features as scientifically understood on the time. Quadrupeds reaffirms Bewick’s position in background as an incomparable illustrator, one whose impression on normal background and booklet printing nonetheless endures this present day.
Read Online or Download A General History of Quadrupeds: The Figures Engraved on Wood PDF
Similar mammals books
Thirty-one unique, useful chapters many by way of the originators themselves current easy-to-follow protocols of in situ hybridization strategies for mapping DNA sequences onto chromosomes, quantitation/localization of RNA in tissues, and detection of virus nucleic acids. The equipment serve molecular biologists in such a lot components of simple and utilized learn, and in each kind of organism starting from viruses to Drosophila to people.
Extra is understood concerning the habit, anatomy, and molecular biology of the laboratory rat than the other animal species. even though its average background and mental features were defined formerly in books, this can be the 1st entire description of its habit. either professional and starting investigators can be surprised on the diversity and complexity of the species as defined within the forty three chapters of this quantity.
With the arrival of transgenic expertise, which permits the identity of particular gene actions in constructing mammalian organisms, the home mouse has once more taken an important position in experimental learn as one of many genetically top understood mammals. greater than ever, molecular biologists are short of a close, standardized description of the anatomy of the constructing mouse embryo.
This ebook deals a complete assessment of the biology of snakes, concentrating on Italian species. The snakes of Italy belong to the 2 households Colubridae and Viperidae, and for every species the systematic category and chorology together with distribution maps are provided. moreover, readers will tips on how to perform box stories, how one can deal with snakes and the way to photo them.
- The Bottlenose Dolphin
- Spliceosomal Pre-mRNA Splicing: Methods and Protocols
- Walker's Primates of the World
- Diving Physiology of Marine Mammals and Seabirds
- Sirenian Conservation: Issues and Strategies in Developing Countries
Additional resources for A General History of Quadrupeds: The Figures Engraved on Wood
III. c 18 HISTORY OF QUADRUPEDS. tentively view the road, but tremble and snort at the danger. Having prepared for the descent, they place their fore feet in a posture as if they were stopping themselves; they then also put their hind feet together, but a little forward, as if they were going to lie down. In this attitude, having taken as it were a survey of the road, they slide down with the swiftness of a meteor. In the mean time, all the rider has to do is to keep himself fast on the saddle, without checking the rein, for the least motion is sufficient to disorder the equilibrium of the Mule; in which case they both unavoidably perish.
It is dangerous to pursue him, except in forests abounding with trees large enough to conceal the hunters. He is generally taken in pits covered with branches of trees and grass, on the opposite side of which the hunters tempt the animal to pursue them; and the enraged creature running towards them, falls into the trap prepared for it, and is then overpowered and slain. The Bison, or the animal with the hump, is found in all the southern parts of the world, though greatly differing from each other in size and form.
Their humps are of different sizes, in some weighing from forty to fifty pounds, but in others less. That part is in general considered as a great delicacy; and, when dressed, has much the appearance and taste of udder. The Bisons of Madagascar and Malabar are of the great kind; those of Arabia Petrea, and most parts of Africa, are of the Zebu or small kind. In America, especially towards the North, the Bison is well known. They herd together, in droves of from one to two hundred, on the banks of the Mississippi, where the inhabitants hunt them: their flesh is esteemed good eating.
A General History of Quadrupeds: The Figures Engraved on Wood by Thomas Bewick