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From Natural History to the History of Nature

From Natural History to the History of Nature

Readings from Buffon and His Critics

Edited, translated, and with introductions by John Lyon and Phillip R. Sloan

“[T]he readings are unified and enlivened by the common theme reflected in the title and highlighted in the long scholarly introduction…the texts trace Buffon’s early work through the publication of the first three volumes of the History naturelle in 1749 and record that work’s immediate reception.”-Isis

ISBN: 978-0-268-00955-7
432 pages
Publication Year: 1981

From Natural History to the History of Nature

Readings from Buffon and His Critics


Edited, translated, and with introductions by John Lyon and Phillip R. Sloan

 From Natural History to the History of Nature: Readings from Buffon and His Critics
Cloth Edition
Paper Edition

“[T]he readings are unified and enlivened by the common theme reflected in the title and highlighted in the long scholarly introduction…the texts trace Buffon’s early work through the publication of the first three volumes of the History naturelle in 1749 and record that work’s immediate reception.”-Isis

ISBN: 978-0-268-00955-7

432 pages