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Lubbock, John, Sir

Born: 1834 AD
Died: 1913 AD, at 79 years of age.

Nationality: Unknown
Categories: Biologists, Politicial Adviser


English author and financier


Page last updated: 3:41am, 25th Jul '06

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  • "Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books."
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