Fourth most published book in English language to go online

Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne (1789) by Rev Gilbert White inspired generations of naturalists including Charles Darwin

A book that influenced Charles Darwin and is reputedly the fourth most published work in the English language is to be made available online in its entirety.

The 1789 book, The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne by the Reverend Gilbert White, has inspired generations of naturalists with the vivid descriptions of the flora and fauna - as well as the weather and crops - the author encountered in the countryside around his Hampshire home.

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