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Fisher, James 1912-1970

Overview
Works: 141 works in 703 publications in 6 languages and 13,637 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Pictorial works  Bibliography  History  Popular works  Records and correspondence  Guidebooks  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Director, Contributor, Photographer, Interviewee, Other
Classifications: QH138.S4, 598.2
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Most widely held works about James Fisher
 
Most widely held works by James Fisher
The world of birds by James Fisher( Book )

43 editions published between 1964 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 1,752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A large, lavishly illustrated natural history of birds, by two outstanding ornithologists
Wildlife in danger by James Fisher( Book )

22 editions published between 1969 and 1972 in English and French and held by 1,438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Authoritative information on mammals, birds and other animals and plants of the world that are threatened with extinction. Based on the facts collected by the Survival Service Commission of the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources
Wild America; the record of a 30,000 mile journey around the continent by a distinguished naturalist and his British colleague by Roger Tory Peterson( Book )

19 editions published between 1955 and 1997 in English and held by 1,429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated 30,000-mile tour of the continent
Wildlife crisis by Philip( Book )

10 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and held by 786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wonderful world of the sea by James Fisher( Book )

13 editions published between 1957 and 1972 in English and Spanish and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of the sea and man's relationship to it from the appearance of the first living things in the ocean to the development of modern scientific navigation and underwater exploration
Zoos of the world; the story of animals in captivity by James Fisher( Book )

13 editions published between 1966 and 1968 in English and Spanish and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of zoos and a survey of zoos throughout the world today
Fine bird books, 1700-1900 by Sacheverell Sitwell( Book )

18 editions published between 1953 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sea-birds; an introduction to the natural history of the sea-birds of the North Atlantic by James Fisher( Book )

16 editions published between 1954 and 2012 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sea-Birds introduces us to the sea-birds of the North Atlantic, an ocean in which about half the world sea-bird species have been seen at one time or another. This edition is exclusive to newnaturalists.com Few of the higher animals have successfully invaded the polar regions and the sea; but those that have - the whales, seals and sea-birds - have made a wonderful success of it. There are only about 250 true sea-birds in the world (there are over thirty times as many others); yet among this select 250 are some of the most numerous and well-adapted of living species, ranging from the magnificent albatrosses, with their powers of sail-planing, to the curious diving petrels; from the penguins to the auks; from the cormorants to the gulls and terns. The arctic tern makes the longest migratory journey of any known bird, travelling 20,000 miles between the two polar regions in the course of a year. Some sea-birds species probably spend the first seven or eight years of their lives without ever touching land; and one, the emperor penguin, never touches land in its life, for it incubates its egg on the Antarctic ice! This book introduces the reader to the sea-birds of the North Atlantic, an ocean in which about half the world sea-bird species have been seen at one time or another. Sea-birds are generally more cosmopolitan and widespread than most land birds; and it is no surprise to the ornithologist to find that the communities on the American and European sides of the Atlantic are very similar, most of their member-species being common to both. The authors of this book have spent most of their active lives in research on sea-birds, Lockley specialising in Life-histories, Fisher in distribution and numbers. Each has a long record of exploration of the remotest parts of the Atlantic coast and islands. Their felicitous collaboration brings home for the first time to the general bird-watcher and sea-going naturalist what enormous strides have been recently made in our knowledge of sea-birds. We now know the world population of several soecies, and can follow with accuracy the changes in the numbers of many
Charles Darwin and his world by Julian Huxley( Book )

18 editions published between 1939 and 1983 in 3 languages and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thorburn's birds by Archibald Thorburn( Book )

26 editions published between 1967 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Watching birds by James Fisher( Book )

48 editions published between 1940 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This revised edition of the late James Fisher's much praised Watching Birds is the work of Dr Jim Flegg, Director of the British Trust for Ornithology. In his Preface Dr Flegg writes: "It is a daunting task to revise the bird book on which you cut your teeth: it is the surest measure of the man who wrote it that what is needed, after thirty-odd years, is an updating and not a sweeping revision." Among James Fisher's deservedly popular writings Watching Birds was probably the most read and consulted. After several reprints (published by Penguin Books) he planned to re-write it, and it is wholly
Shackleton and the Antarctic by Margery Fisher( Book )

4 editions published in 1958 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A detailed, unbiased and authoritative biography of the explorer from his birth in 1874, until his death in 1922, gleaned from a wealth of research
The birds of Britain by James Fisher( Book )

10 editions published between 1942 and 1997 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shackleton by Margery Fisher( Book )

12 editions published in 1957 in English and Undetermined and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fulmar by James Fisher( Book )

15 editions published between 1952 and 1984 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Doubleday pictorial library of nature : earth, plants, animals by ltd., London Rathbone Books( Book )

4 editions published between 1960 and 1961 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wonderful world of the sea by James Fisher( Book )

7 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of the sea and man's relationship to it from the appearance of the first living things in the ocean to the development of modern scientific navigation and underwater exploration
A thousand geese by Peter Scott( Book )

13 editions published between 1953 and 1954 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A report on the search for the breeding ground of the pink-footed goose on an expedition to Central Iceland in 1951
The natural history of Selborne by Gilbert White( Book )

9 editions published between 1941 and 1960 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great naturalist, first to describe many now familiar birds, writes of the wildlife of his 18th century Hampshire village
A history of birds by James Fisher( Book )

6 editions published in 1954 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bird historians - the age of manuscript.The age of print: British birds. The age of print: World ornithology. Systematics. Geographical distribution. Bird history. Bird speciation. Absolute numbers of birds. Comparative numbers of Birds. Changing bird populations. Bird numbers and man
 
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Wild America; the record of a 30,000 mile journey around the continent by a distinguished naturalist and his British colleague
Alternative Names
Fišer, D.

Fisher, J.

Fisher, James L.

Fisher, James Maxwell McConnell.

Fisher, James Maxwell McConnell 1912-1970

James Fisher britischer Ornithologe, Naturforscher, Autor, Redakteur und Rundfunksprecher

James Fisher British ornithologist and writer

James Fisher Brits ornitholoog (1912-1970)

James Fisher Ornithologist

McConnell Fisher, James Maxwell.

Фишер, Д 1912-1970

Фишер, Д. (Джеймс), 1912-1970

피셔, 제임스 1912-1970

フィッシャー, J.

フイッシャー, J

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