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Alexander Wilson : the Scot who founded American ornithology

Autor Edward H Burtt, Jr.; William E Davis, Jr.
Vydavatel: Cambridge, Massachusetts : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, [2013] ©2013
Vydání/formát:   book : Biography : EnglishZobrazit všechny vydání a formáty
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Audubon was not the father of American ornithology. That honorific belongs to Alexander Wilson, whose encyclopedic American Ornithology established a distinctive approach that emphasized the observation of live birds. In the first full-length study to reproduce all of Wilson's unpublished drawings for the nine-volume Ornithology, Edward Burtt and William Davis illustrate Wilson's pioneering and, today,  Read more...
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Žánr/forma: Illustrations
Biography
Pictorial works
Osoba: Alexander Wilson; Alexander Wilson; Alexander Wilson
Typ materiálu: Biography
Typ dokumentu: Book
Všichni autoři/tvůrci: Edward H Burtt, Jr.; William E Davis, Jr.
ISBN: 9780674072558 0674072553
OCLC číslo: 812067681
Popis: x, 444 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Obsahy: Themes in Wilson's life and writings --
A varied life --
Illustrating the American ornithology --
Ornithology pioneer : Alexander Wilson as scientist --
Wilson's legacy --
Appendix A. "On the shoulders of giants" : Wilson's predecessors --
Appendix B. Wilson's contemporaries and correspondents.
Odpovědnost: Edward H. Burtt, Jr., William E. Davis, Jr.

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On the bicentennial of his death, this beautifully illustrated volume pays tribute to the Scot who became the father of American ornithology. Alexander Wilson made unique contributions to ecology and  Read more...

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The book includes many letters to and from U.S. naturalists and dozens of beautifully reproduced and previously unpublished line drawings and paintings of birds that contributed to Wilson s greatest Read more...

 
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