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Buffon and de Sève’s Quadrupeds (1754)

- September 17, 2019 in animals, Comte de Buffon, Jacques de Sève, Quadrupeds

Colorful illustrations of four-legged creatures first included in Buffon’s pioneering eighteenth-century books on natural history.

Darwin’s Polar Bear

- February 21, 2018 in arctic, arctic bears, bears, charles darwin, Comte de Buffon, evolution, James Lamont, natural selection, oliver goldsmith, polar bears, Science & Medicine

Musings upon the whys and wherefores of polar bears, particularly in relation to their forest-dwelling cousins, played an important but often overlooked role in the development of evolutionary theory. Michael Engelhard explores.