John Ball (Naturalist)

John Ball (Naturalist)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. John Ball (20 August 1818 - 21 October 1889) was an Irish politician, naturalist and Alpine traveller, eldest son of an Irish judge, Nicholas Ball and his wife Jane Sherlock. He was born in Dublin, and educated at Oscott College near Birmingham, and at Christ's College, Cambridge, where he was 41st Wrangler but as a Roman Catholic could not be admitted to a BA degree. He showed in early years a taste for natural science, particularly botany; and after leaving Cambridge he travelled in Switzerland and elsewhere in Europe, studying his favourite pursuits, and contributing papers on botany and the Swiss glaciers to scientific periodicals.show more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 3mm | 91g
  • Ject Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136718359
  • 9786136718354