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.

John Ray

Author: Charles E. Raven

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521310833

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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.

Memorials of John Ray

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 . CC
PILGRIMAGE TO THE TOMB OF JOHN RAY , THE NATURALIST , AT BLACK
NOTLEY .

Memorials of John Ray

Author: William Derham

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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 .

Memorials of John Ray

Author: William Derham

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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.

John Ray s Cambridge Catalogue  1660

Author: John Ray

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ISBN: 9780903874434

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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.

John Ray 1627 1705

Features a brief biography of the English naturalist John Ray (1627-1705), presented by the Museum of Paleontology at the University of California at Berkeley. Discusses his theories concerning theology and nature.

John Ray  1627 1705

Author: F. C. Sawyer

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John Ray

Preface TH HE publication of Canon Raven's John Ray , Naturalist by the
Cambridge University Press in 1942 must have opened the eyes of many
besides myself to the extraordinary qualities and endearing character of that
remarkable man .

John Ray

Author: Geoffrey Keynes

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Page: 163

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Entries contain physical description of the work, including a detailed description of illustrations, and a list of holding libraries. Contains facsimilies of title pages and several portraits of John 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.

English Naturalists from Neckam to Ray

Author: Charles E. Raven

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108016340

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.

Essex Naturalist

JOHN RAY , THE NATURALIST . In the parish of Bromfield , in north - west
Cumberland is a house called Gill House . It is so called because the little stream
known as Langrigg Beck which runs past it flows in a ravine , or gill , just at that
spot ...

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Bygone Essex

John Ray , Naturalist . By W. H. THOMPSON . a THE HERE is none to whom
botany owes greater debt than to John Ray , the son of the blacksmith of Black
Notley . Linnæus , the founder of the “ artificial ” system , holds a high place , but it
is ...

Bygone Essex

Author: William Andrews

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Francis Willughby s Book of Games

Providing not only a word-for word transcription of the Book of Games, this volume also contains a host of interpretative material to complement the original data.

Francis Willughby s Book of Games

Author: David Cram

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1351935879

Page: 360

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Francis Willughby's Book of Games, published here for the first time, is a remarkable work and an invaluable resource for anyone with an interest in early modern social history. Dating from the 1660s, it was left unfinished when the writer died in 1672 at the age of 36. Nevertheless, Willughby's manuscript, even in its unpolished form is a goldmine of detail providing a snapshot of mid seventeenth century life, language and culture. The manuscript itself lists a wide variety of sports, games and pastimes, including football, hurling, card games, tennis and children's games. As well as providing rules and a description of the various games (often with accompanying sketches to explain particular points) there are numerous fascinating snippets of related information (such as the care of fighting cocks), that bring the subject to life, whilst the section on children's games is particularly poignant. Besides the intrinsic interest of the subject matter, the fact that Willughby embarked on the project from a scientific perspective adds to the value of the book. Willughby had been admitted to the Royal Society in 1661 and for a number of years prior to that had been collaborating with the naturalist John Ray. It is clear that Willughby's Book of Games was highly influenced by his scientific pursuits and was an extension of his natural history work, utilising the same skills of systematic observation, description and classification. Providing not only a word-for word transcription of the Book of Games, this volume also contains a host of interpretative material to complement the original data. As well as a biography of Willughby and a detailed description of his manuscript, a substantial glossary of games and obsolete terms is provided, together with a bibliography of Willughby's literary remains and more general reference works. Taken together, this publication provides an unparalleled resource for scholars of early modern England.

The Quarterly Review

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin,
William Macpherson, William Smith, Sir John ... John Ray , Naturalist : His Life
and Works , ' by Charles E . Raven , D . D . ( Cambridge University Press ) .

The Quarterly Review

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History of Geography Newsletter

This edition has a short biography of John Ray , and an account of his work .
Despite the fact that he was the greatest preDarwinian British naturalist , and one
of the founders of modern biology , there appears to be only one biography of
John ...

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British Birds

John Ray , Naturalist : His Life and Works . By Charles E . Raven , D . D . (
Cambridge University Press , 1942 ) . 305 . “ OUR countryman , the excellent Mr .
Ray ” ( 1627 - 1705 ) was unquestionably one of the greatest naturalists who ever
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British Birds

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Includes The annual report of the Bird-ringing Committee, British Trust for Ornithology (issued as a paged-in supplement, 1958- )