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Buffon's Natural History Part IX

Georges-Louis Leclerc

Buffon's Natural History Volume 10   In 1739 he was appointed head of the Parisian Jardin du Roi with the help of Maurepas; he held this position to the end of his life. Buffon was instrumental in transforming the Jardin du Roi into a major re...

Buffon's Natural History Part VIII

Georges-Louis Leclerc

Buffon's Natural History, a book about Comte de Burffon has Volume eight Buffon's attention to internal anatomy made him an early comparative anatomist. "L’intérieur, dans les êtres vivants, est le fond du dessin de la nature", he...

Buffon's Natural History Part VII

Georges-Louis Leclerc

Thanks to Bernard Germain de Lacépède. It includes all the knowledge available in his time on the "natural sciences", a broad term that includes disciplines which today would be called material science, physics, chemistry and technology...

Buffon's Natural History Part V

Georges-Louis Leclerc

The Histoire Naturelle, générale et particulière, avec la description du Cabinet du Roi is the work that the Comte de Buffon (1707–1788) is remembered for. He worked on it for some 50 years, initially at Montbard in his off...

Buffon's Natural History Part IV

Georges-Louis Leclerc

Buffon's Natural History volume 4   Buffon's Histoire naturelle, générale et particulière (1749–1788: in 36 volumes; an additional volume based on his notes appeared in 1789) was originally intended to cover all thre...

Buffon's Natural History Part III

Georges-Louis Leclerc

Buffon's Natural History, Comte de Buffon Volume 3   The Histoire Naturelle, générale et particulière, avec la description du Cabinet du Roi is the work that the Comte de Buffon (1707–1788) is remembered for. He work...

Buffon's Natural History Part II

Georges-Louis Leclerc

Buffon's Natural History Volume 2, As known as "The Histoire Naturelle", générale et particulière, avec la description du Cabinet du Roi is the work that the Comte de Buffon (1707–1788) is remembered for. He worked on it fo...

Buffon's Natural History

Georges-Louis Leclerc

The Histoire Naturelle, générale et particulière, avec la description du Cabinet du Roi is the work that the Comte de Buffon (1707–1788) is remembered for. He worked on it for some 50 years, initially at Montbard in his off...

A Nobleman's Nest

Ivan Turgenev

The novel's protagonist is Fyodor Ivanych Lavretsky, a nobleman who shares many traits with Turgenev. The child of a distant, Anglophile father and a serf mother who dies when he is very young, Lavretsky is brought up at his family's country estate h...