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Major Works: Natural History

You are currently browsing 1–10 of 17 new and published major works in the subject of Natural History — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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Routledge Major Works has a strong international focus and each of the sets is edited by a leading expert in their field. This publishing programme continues to grow with new book series being created all the time.

Titles published by Routledge Major Works cover an abundance of literature on leading and influential figures, key concepts, topics and sub-disciplines across the social sciences, humanities, behavioural sciences and law.

New and Published Books

  1. The Walking Larder

    Patterns of Domestication, Pastoralism, and Predation

    Edited by Juliet Clutton-Brock

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Archaeology

    This book is one of a series of more than 20 volumes resulting from the World Archaeological Congress, September 1986, attempting to bring together not only archaeologists and anthropologists from many parts of the world, as well as academics from contingent disciplines, but also non-academics from...

    Published October 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  2. Hunters of the Recent Past

    Edited by Leslie B. Davis, Brian O.K. Reeves

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Archaeology

    One of a series of more than 20 volumes resulting from the World Archaeological Congress, September 1986, which brought together archaeologists and anthropologists from many parts of the world, academics from contingent disciplines, and non-academics from a wide range of cultural backgrounds. This...

    Published October 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  3. Foraging and Farming

    The Evolution of Plant Exploitation

    Edited by David R. Harris, Gordon C. Hillman

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Archaeology

    This book is one of a series of more than 20 volumes resulting from the World Archaeological Congress, September 1986, attempting to bring together not only archaeologists and anthropologists from many parts of the world, as well as academics from contingent disciplines, but also non-academics from...

    Published October 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  4. Animals into Art

    Edited by Howard Morphy

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Archaeology

    This book is one of a series of volumes resulting from the World Archaeological Congress, September 1986 which addressed world archaeology in its widest sense, investigating how people lived in the past and how and why changes took place to result in the forms of society and culture which exist now...

    Published October 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  5. Religion and Science

    Edited by Sara Fletcher Harding, Nancy Morvillo

    Series: Critical Concepts in Religious Studies

    Integral to human nature is the need to seek understanding of the world in which we live, to discover how it works and why. We find our answers to these fundamental questions through different methods; empirical science justifies our observations of the natural world, but religion offers...

    Published October 5th 2010 by Routledge

  6. Scientific Travellers, 1789-1874

    Edited by David Knight

    This collection will bring together a selection of works by travellers studying natural philosophy as well as natural history. The set will cover a wide geographical spread, including accounts from Australia, Asia, Africa and South America. The style of writing and subject matter are also diverse....

    Published December 24th 2003 by Routledge

  7. Scientific Travellers, 1789-1874

    Edited by David Knight

    This collection will bring together a selection of works by travellers studying natural philosophy as well as natural history. The set will cover a wide geographical spread, including accounts from Australia, Asia, Africa and South America. The style of writing and subject matter are also diverse....

    Published December 24th 2003 by Routledge

  8. Geology & Mineralogy, Considered with Reference to Natural Theology, Volume I, 1836

    By William Buckland

    Moving away from his earlier belief in a short, catastrophic history of the Earth, this volume shows how Buckland envisages instead progressive change as the Earth gradually cooled as it was prepared for human occupation. Extinct creatures did not die out because they were poorly designed; God...

    Published November 26th 2003 by Routledge

  9. Alfred Russell Wallace Contributions to the theory of Natural Selection, 1870, and Charles Darwin and Alfred Wallace , 'On the Tendency of Species to form Varieties' (Papers presented to the Linnean Society 30th June 1858)

    By Noel Thompson

    Wallace noticed on expeditions to the Amazon and the Malay archipelego that mammals in Southeast Asia are more advanced than their Australian cousins. His suggestion was that the two continents had split before the better adapted mammals had evolved in Asia. The isolated Australian marsupials were...

    Published November 26th 2003 by Routledge

  10. Palaeontology, 1860

    By Richard Owen

    Owen was the founder of the Natural History Museum, bringing the collections over from the British Museum. Although he was a supporter of evolutionary theory, he was reluctant to accept Darwin's version of evolution. This volume examines fossil evidence for change in species over time....

    Published November 26th 2003 by Routledge

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