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.

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
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John Ray  1627 1705   Essex Naturalist

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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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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.

The Correspondence of John Ray

Consisting of Selections from the Philosophical Letters Published by Dr. Derham,
and Original Letters of John Ray in the ... On the healths of the naturalists of Great
Britain and Ireland being drunk , coupled with the name of Mr. Kirby , the rev ...

The Correspondence of John Ray

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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

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The earliest attempt to make a systematic classification was made by an
Englishman — John Ray, who in 17th century ... Around 1800, the French
naturalist — George L. Cuvier added a more general category — the phylum,
which included all ...

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Competition Science Vision (monthly magazine) is published by Pratiyogita Darpan Group in India and is one of the best Science monthly magazines available for medical entrance examination students in India. Well-qualified professionals of Physics, Chemistry, Zoology and Botany make contributions to this magazine and craft it with focus on providing complete and to-the-point study material for aspiring candidates. The magazine covers General Knowledge, Science and Technology news, Interviews of toppers of examinations, study material of Physics, Chemistry, Zoology and Botany with model papers, reasoning test questions, facts, quiz contest, general awareness and mental ability test in every monthly issue.

John Wilkins 1614 1672

Between John Ray and Several Correspondents, ed. ... Ray and on John Wilkins'
'Essay Towards a Real Character and a Philosophical Language,'” Isis, XLVIII (
1957), 3–12; Charles E. Raven, John Ray, Naturalist (Cambridge, 1942), pp. 183
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John Wilkins 1614 1672

Author: Barbara J. Shapiro

Publisher: University of California Press

ISBN: 0520332008

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This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press’s mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1969.

Essex Naturalist

Boulger ' s paper on " The Domestic Life of John Ray at Black Notley " and Mr . E .
A . Fitch ' s on " John Ray as an Entomologist " in the same volume ) . A halt was
made at " Dewlands , " Ray ' s home for the twenty years preceding his death ...

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The Victorian Naturalist

Almost contemporaneous with Morison was a more celebrated scientific worker ,
viz . , John Ray , born in Essex 1628 , died in 1705 . Aster studying theology he
travelled in England and on the Continent . Afterwards he received a pension ...

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The Essex Naturalist

Rev , H. A. Macpherson , M.A. John Ray , the Naturalist . ” Prof. Boulger , F.L.S. * "
Rats and Mice in Essex . ” E. A. Fitch , F.L.S. * “ The Threatened Destruction of the
Essex Ovster Culture . " Editor . * “ Memoir of the late John Brown , F.G.S. , of ...

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The Midland Naturalist

( Probably Rosa spinosissima , L . ) The next step in the history introduces us to
John Ray . This remarkable man was born at Black Notley , near Braintree , in
Essex , in 1628 , and died at the same place in 1705 . He was educated at
Braintree ...

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The Naturalist

( Clowes and Stabler ) ; Rigmaden Park ( 1880 ) ; Whit* In a communication I
have had from Mr. Lister Petty , who appears to have given considerable
attention to the biography of Thomas Lawson and John Ray , especially in
connection with ...

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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 ...

The Naturalist s Library  Bettles

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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 ...

Bygone Essex

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The Scottish Naturalist

John Ray , his Life and Lisework . ” - Dr . J . S . Crichton . Sept . 17 . - " Early Life
on the Earth . " - Rev . James Thomson , M . A . Berwickshire Naturalists ' Club
Excursions :July 29 . - - Fairy Castles , Oldhamstocks . August 26 . - Weststruther .

The Scottish Naturalist

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The Essex Review

SO memorial of great and learned a naturalist as Ray has perished in the flames .
... Many particulars of this place are given in the Select Remains of the learned
John Ray , M.A. and F.R.S. , by William Derham , D.D. Canon of Windsor , and ...

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