George Charles Champion

George Charles Champion

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. George Charles Champion (29 April 1851, Walworth, South London - 8 August 1927) was an English entomologist specialising in the study of beetles. He was the eldest son of George Champion. Encouraged by J. Platt-Barret began collecting beetles when he was 16. Champion's initial work was mainly in the Home Counties. Recognized as a serious coleopterist he accepted a post as collector for Frederick DuCane Godman and Osbert Salvin to work on Biologia Centrali-Americana. Champion left England in February 1879 for Guatemala, where he arrived on 16 March. Then commencing four years of journeys and intensive collecting, which are described in a series of articles he wrote to the Entomologists' Monthly Magazine. Successful as a collector, he returned to England in 1883 with 15,000 species of insects. A former businessman he was employed by Godman and Salvin as a secretary, and he saw through the press the 52 volumes of the Biologia.show more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 104g
  • Fidel
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135707655
  • 9786135707656