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Pearls to Painting - A Naturalist in Ceylon: The Memoirs of George Morrison Reid Henry

Biography / Memoir

By: George Morrison Reid Henry and Christine Johnson

140 pages, colour illus, line drawings, photos

Wildlife Heritage Trust Publications

Hardback | Dec 2000 | #177357 | ISBN: 955911414X
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NHBS Price: £32.99 $42/€39 approx

About this book

The ornithologist and entomologist GM Henry (1891 - 1983) provided the illustrations for several ornithological works, including the Guide to the Birds of Ceylon (1955).

Pearls to Painting is a compilation of extracts from his extensive memoirs. It contains the "Ceylon years" of Henry's autobiography, a narrative that describes not only the life and times of one of Sri Lanka's best-known naturalists, but also paints a vivid picture of life in colonial Ceylon in the first half of the 20th century.


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