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Alexander Wilson : the Scot who founded American ornithology

Verfasser/in: Edward H Burtt, Jr.; William E Davis, Jr.
Verlag: Cambridge, Massachusetts : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, [2013] ©2013
Ausgabe/Format   Print book : Biografie : EnglischAlle Ausgaben und Formate anzeigen
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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 In the first full-length study to reproduce all of Wilson's unpublished drawings for the nine-volume Ornithology, Edward Burtt and William Davis illustrate Wilson's pioneering and, today,  Weiterlesen…
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Gattung/Form: Illustrations
Biography
Pictorial works
Name: Alexander Wilson; Alexander Wilson; Alexander Wilson
Medientyp: Biografie
Dokumenttyp: Buch
Alle Autoren: Edward H Burtt, Jr.; William E Davis, Jr.
ISBN: 9780674072558 0674072553
OCLC-Nummer: 812067681
Beschreibung: x, 444 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Inhalt: 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.
Verfasserangabe: 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  Weiterlesen…

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