• Sign In / Register
  • Help
  • Basket0
Doctor By Nature: Jonathan Couch: Surgeon of Polperro (Hardback)
  • Doctor By Nature: Jonathan Couch: Surgeon of Polperro (Hardback)
zoom

Doctor By Nature: Jonathan Couch: Surgeon of Polperro (Hardback)

(author)
£16.00
Hardback 200 Pages / Published: 01/03/2010
  • Not available

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket
Jonathan Couch (1789-1870), surgeon apothecary of Polperro, was one of the pioneering natural historians of his day, paving the way for others such as Darwin and Huxley to follow. His own county of Cornwall was every bit as much a place of discovery as the Galapagos Islands and his reputation is secured by his great works, notably his four-volume Fishes of the British Islands which remains a standard work of reference today. But his lively mind also turned to the migration of birds and the habits of bats; he wrote about fossils and flowing plants, sharks and shooting stars, crabs and carpenter bees, porpoises and potato disease. This account of his life and work, drawing on much previously unpublished material, tells the story of a remarkable man who, born in humble circumstances, rose to become one of the leading natural scientists of the 19th century. As a young man, he turned his back on a lucrative medical career in London, choosing instead to serve the people of his native village as their doctor for 60 years. A classical scholar, Methodist preacher, antiquarian and force behind road building projects, he was also a compassionate family man whose three marriages yielded 11 children and more than a fair share of grief.

Publisher: Polperro Heritage Press
ISBN: 9780955954122
Number of pages: 200
Dimensions: 232 x 155 x 22 mm

You may also be interested in...

This is Going to Hurt
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
How Not To Be a Boy
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Recovery
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Life in the Garden
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Everything I Know About Love
Added to basket
£12.99   £10.99
Hardback
First Man In
Added to basket
£20.00   £10.00
Hardback
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls
Added to basket
Admissions
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls 2
Added to basket
Let The Good Times Roll
Added to basket
Adventures of a Young Naturalist
Added to basket
Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different
Added to basket
When Breath Becomes Air
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Only Fools and Stories
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Paperback
How to be Champion
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Paperback
Room to Dream
Added to basket
£25.00   £21.99
Hardback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.