Benjamin Kidd (1858-1916), well-known for his ground-breaking application of social Darwinism in his premier work Social Evolution (1894), was a sociologist and a keen observer of nature. First published posthumously in 1921, A Philosopher with Nature is a collection of Kidd’s most profound writings concerning natural habitats. Although the book is not to be considered scientific, Kidd’s method of uniting biology and sociology sheds remarkable insights into the animal kingdom. This title is suitable for both students of Anthropology and Sociology.
Table of Contents
1. Wild Bird Life in the Severn Estuary, I 2. Wild Bird Life in the Severn Estuary, II 3. Wild Bees 4. Eels 5. Hares 6. A Midsummer Night 7. The Haunts of Coot and Heron 8. Concerning the Cuckoo 9. The Habits and Intelligence of Bees 10. The Habits of Frogs 11. Sea Trout 12. The Instinct of Animals 13. The Birds of London 14. The Plague of Birds 15. What Do Young Animals Know? 16. The Mind of a Dog 17. Intelligence of Squirrels