John Ray

John Ray

Charles Raven's biography of the seventeenth-century English naturalist John Ray is one of the great works in the history of science.

Author: Charles E. Raven

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521310830

Category: Science

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Charles Raven's biography of the seventeenth-century English naturalist John Ray is one of the great works in the history of science. The author's command of Latin (the language in which all Ray's biological works were written) and his enthusiasm for natural history enabled him to interpret superbly to the modern reader John Ray's remarkable scientific work and to rescue Ray's reputation from undeserved neglect. Raven reveals the unique influence Ray had on the development of modern science and in particular explains sympathetically the key role of Ray's last, most popular and most influential work, The Wisdom of God, which was the forerunner of the great 'Darwinian' controversies between science and religion in the nineteenth century.
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John Ray s Cambridge Catalogue 1660

John Ray s Cambridge Catalogue  1660

This book includes a complete translation from the Latin of the work together with the rare appendices to the Catalogue, published in 1663 and 1685, translated for the first time.

Author: John Ray

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ISBN: 0903874431

Category: Nature

Page: 612

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John Ray is considered the outstanding British natural historian of the 17th century. His first publication, A catalogue of plants growing around Cambridge (1660) is famous as the first British County Flora. It is a complex work, not only a botanical catalogue but also has “for the benefit of beginners” indexes of English names and of places (with lists of the rarer species of 12 areas in the county) together with chapters on the meanings of plant names and of botanical terms (hitherto untranslated). Ray’s abilities as an all-round naturalist are apparent from the numerous observations and digressions in the text. This book includes a complete translation from the Latin of the work together with the rare appendices to the Catalogue, published in 1663 and 1685, translated for the first time. The editorial commentary on the text is included in nearly 2000 footnotes which outline problems of translation, discuss the identity of some of Ray’s more problematic species, identify his cited and some of his uncited sources and detail the treatment in his later works of some of the plant variants (such as colour forms) that he regarded as species in 1660. The translation is preceded by introductory chapters which use unpublished manuscripts and recently published studies to present a new account of Ray’s time in the University of Cambridge and the possible roles of his collaborators. The work’s structure and sources are analysed, biographical portraits of the botanists cited by Ray provided together with a discussion of the problems of equating his names to modern taxa. The book ends with a vocabulary of the epithets in Ray’s Latin plant names, a gazetteer and a bibliography. As Professor Oliver Rackham comments in his foreword, other editions and commentaries on the ‘Cambridge Catalogue’ exist “but none does justice to its complexity, its discursiveness, its allusiveness, the circumstances of its writing, its vast bibliography or Ray’s other works associated with it as appendices or supplements”. Ewen and Lewis’ 1975 translation was limited to the text considered relevant to a ‘modern reader’ and excluded, for example, the chapters on technical terms and on etymology preventing a full assessment of Ray’s work. The authors both live in Cambridge and are Honorary Members of the Botanical Society of the British Isles and graduates of the University of Cambridge. Philip Oswald has a degree in Classics and Theology and Chris Preston a doctorate in Botany, thus combining John Ray’s principal interests.
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English Naturalists

English Naturalists

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.

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Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series

ISBN: 1157431259

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 105. Chapters: Alfred Russel Wallace, Bill Oddie, Joseph Banks, John Ray, Henry Baker, Daines Barrington, Lucas Barrett, Henry Walter Bates, Charles Waterton, Gerald Durrell, Charles Darwin, Andrew Bloxam, Edward Blyth, James Eustace Bagnall, Kate Humble, James Sowerby, Miriam Rothschild, John Levett, Walter Rothschild, 2nd Baron Rothschild, Bernard d'Abrera, Simon King, Chris Packham, George Edward Lodge, William Martin, William Darwin Fox, Philip Pearsall Carpenter, Jonathan Couch, Thomas Muffet, Gilbert White, James Bolton, William Turner, Chris Baines, Tom Iredale, John Jenner Weir, Alfred Merle Norman, Joseph Burke II, Joseph Dandridge, Ernest William Lyons Holt, George Bennett, Mark Catesby, Richard Gordon Smith, George Crabbe, Samuel Stutchbury, Marianne North, Charles A. Foster, John Gilbert, Nick Baker, John Joseph Briggs, William Bullock, William John Burchell, Richard Taylor, Richard Quiller Couch, Martin Lister, Charles Hamilton Smith, Aubyn Trevor-Battye, Thomas Rossell Potter, Robert Plot, William Crawford Williamson, Mary Gillham, Antonio Brady, Charles Francis Massey Swynnerton, William Leigh Williamson Eyre, John Woodward, Terry Nutkins, Albany Hancock, John Josselyn, Edward Topsell, Edward Vernon Harcourt, Frederick William Frohawk, Albert Stewart Meek, Theodore Augustine Mann, William Gould, Fred J Speakman, Henry Edwin Barnes, John George Wood, Brett Westwood, Edward Jacob, Jeremy Mallinson, Jonathan Scott, Eleazar Albin, Thomas Brittain, Michael Tweedie, Horace William Wheelwright, Harry Godwin, Edward Adams, Thomas Garnett, Edward Doubleday, John Hancock, Fenwick Skrimshire, James Bulwer, Anna Blackburne, Matthew Barker, Charles William George St John, William Turton, Henry Doubleday, John Berkenhout, W. S. Bristowe, William Houghton, Norman Frederick Frome, James Yate Johnson, Anne Elizabeth Baker, William ...
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John Ray 1627 1705 Essex Naturalist

John Ray  1627 1705   Essex Naturalist

The Growth of Biological Thought . MORTON , A . G . 1981 . History of Botanical
Science . MIAL , L . C . 1912 . The Early Naturalists . Their lives and Work .
OLIVER , F . W . 1913 . Makers of British Botany . PATTISSON , J . H . 1847 . John
Ray .

Author: Stuart A. Baldwin

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105020371394

Category: Botanists

Page: 80

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Memorials of John Ray

Memorials of John Ray

NOT E. [ The following notice of a recent visit to the tomb of John Ray , at Black
Notley , will not perhaps be without interest to the readers of this volume . “
PILGRIMAGE TO THE TOMB OF JOHN RAY , THE NATURALIST , AT BLACK
NOTLEY .

Author: William Derham

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ISBN: UIUC:30112009704609

Category: Naturalists

Page: 220

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Memorials of John Ray Consisting of His Life by Derham

Memorials of John Ray  Consisting of His Life by Derham

The following notice of a recent visit to the tomb of John Ray , at Black Notley ,
will not perhaps be without interest to the readers of this volume . “ PILGRIMAGE
TO THE TOMB OF JOHN RAY , THE NATURALIST , AT BLACK NOTLEY .

Author: Edwin Lankester

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ISBN: ONB:+Z198194607

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English Naturalists from Neckam to Ray

English Naturalists from Neckam to Ray

Demonstrates how changing attitudes to the natural world influenced scientific thought between the medieval period and the eighteenth century.

Author: Charles E. Raven

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108016346

Category: Nature

Page: 394

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Demonstrates how changing attitudes to the natural world influenced scientific thought between the medieval period and the eighteenth century.
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The English Parson naturalist

The English Parson naturalist

Since the time of William Turner (c 1508-1568) the figure of the parson-naturalist has been conspicuous int he English Church and in English science.

Author: Patrick Armstrong

Publisher: Gracewing Publishing

ISBN: 0852445164

Category: Clergy

Page: 198

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Since the time of William Turner (c 1508-1568) the figure of the parson-naturalist has been conspicuous int he English Church and in English science. Clergy have made a formidable contribution to natural history in England. Gilbert White (1720-1793), the author of The Natural History of Selborne, is perhaps the best known of this distinguished company, but other notables include John Ray (1627-1705) with whom, it has been said, "the adventure of modern science begins." The brightness of the reputation of these individuals should not blind us to that great host of other luminaries who have made English natural history what it is today. There have been botanists and ornithologists, geologists and entomologists; clerical naturalists have included specialists on mollusks, sponges, fish, orchids, seaweeds and lichens.
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The Correspondence of John Ray

The Correspondence of John Ray

Consisting of Selections from the Philosophical Letters Published by Dr. Derham,
and Original Letters of John Ray, in the ... stated his concurrence in all that had
been said respecting the great merit of Ray as a naturalist , and the excellence of
 ...

Author: John Ray

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ISBN: BSB:BSB10076298

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Further Correspondence of John Ray

Further Correspondence of John Ray

"This book ... is the outcome of a rediscovery in the Bodleian library of a number of letters of John Ray ... which form a necessary supplement to the volume of The correspondence," edited by Edwin Lankester, 1848.

Author: John Ray

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ISBN: UOM:39015031083598

Category: Naturalists

Page: 332

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"This book ... is the outcome of a rediscovery in the Bodleian library of a number of letters of John Ray ... which form a necessary supplement to the volume of The correspondence," edited by Edwin Lankester, 1848.
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The Midland Naturalist

The Midland Naturalist

The earliest record which I have been able to find of a species belonging to this
genus is met with in the works of our own famous botanist , John Ray . In his
Historia Plantarum ? ( 1688 ) occurs the following passage , which , on account of
its ...

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ISBN: HARVARD:32044106377369

Category: Natural history

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The Naturalist

The Naturalist

Early Notice [ by John Ray in 1713 ] of the Pink - footed Goose ( Anser
brachyrhynchus ] in Yorkshire ( giving extracts from Ray's Syn . Meth . Av . ] . Nat .
, Aug. 1891 , p . 242 . H. A MACPHERSON . York N.E. The Chough [ Pyrrhocorax
graculus ] ...

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ISBN: UCBK:C063039164

Category: Geology

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The Naturalist s Library Bettles

The Naturalist s Library  Bettles

John Ray was born on the 29th November 1628 , at a place named Black Notley ,
in Essex . Although the name of his family was Ray , he continued all the time he
attended the university to write it Wray , a form in which it accordingly appears ...

Author: William Jardine

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105024435013

Category: Entomology

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Categories: Entomology

Transactions of the Norfolk and Norwich Naturalists Society

Transactions of the Norfolk and Norwich Naturalists  Society

Browne of Norwich received one , in the flesh , “ from about Thetford , ” and
forwarded a drawing of it to his friend and brother naturalist , John Ray - is
alluded to in the briefest form . This fine species , however , is amply avenged for
any slight ...

Author: Norfolk and Norwich Naturalists' Society

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ISBN: HARVARD:32044106271810

Category: Natural history

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The Naming of the Shrew

The Naming of the Shrew

75 S. A. Baldwin, John Ray, Essex Naturalist (Baldwin's Books, 1986). 76 C. E.
Raven, John Ray, Naturalist, His Life and Works (Cambridge University Press,
1942). 77 J. Ray, Historia Plantarum (Londini, 1686–1704). 78 Mayr, Biological ...

Author: John Wright

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781408820353

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Latin names – frequently unpronounceable, all too often wrong and always a tiny puzzle to unravel – have been annoying the layman since they first became formalised as scientific terms in the eighteenth century. Why on earth has the entirely land-loving Eastern Mole been named Scalopus aquaticus, or the Oxford Ragwort been called Senecio squalidus – 'dirty old man'? What were naturalists thinking when they called a beetle Agra katewinsletae, a genus of fish Batman, and a Trilobite Han solo? Why is zoology replete with names such as Chloris chloris chloris (the greenfinch), and Gorilla gorilla gorilla (a species of, well gorilla)? The Naming of the Shrew will unveil these mysteries, exploring the history, celebrating their poetic nature and revealing how naturalists sometimes get things so terribly wrong. With wonderfully witty style and captivating narrative, this book will make you see Latin names in a whole new light.
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Bygone Essex

Bygone Essex

THERE is none to whom botany owes a greater debt than to John Ray, the son of
the blacksmith of Black Notley. Linnseus ... If the story may be believed, science
is indebted to an illness for the botanical researches of our naturalist. His health ...

Author: William Andrews

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ISBN: OXFORD:590343733

Category: Essex (England)

Page: 249

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The Midland Naturalist

The Midland Naturalist

... records are quite useless from the impossibility of deciding to which species
they refer , The earliest record which I have been able to find of a species
belonging to this genus is met with in the works of our own famous botanist , John
Ray .

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ISBN: UCAL:B3051811

Category: Natural history

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The American Midland Naturalist

The American Midland Naturalist

The first author who applied a generic name to the group of pinnately compound
leaved maple - like trees , called Box - Elders , was John Ray in 1688 . † He used
the name Negundo for this distinctively American tree , called by Linnaeus Acer ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015014341948

Category: Natural history

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Old Bones Or Notes for Young Naturalists

Old Bones  Or  Notes for Young Naturalists

Memorials of John Ray . Consisting of the Life of John Ray , by DERHAM ; the
Biographical Notice of Ray , by Baron Cuvier and M . DUPepit THOUARS , in the
Biographie Universelle ; Life of Ray , by Sir J . E . SMITH ; the Itineraries of Ray ...

Author: William Samuel Symonds

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ISBN: OXFORD:590959076

Category: Animals

Page: 159

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Categories: Animals