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Alexander Wilson : the Scot who founded American ornithology

Autor: Edward H Burtt, Jr.; William E Davis, Jr.
Editorial: Cambridge, Massachusetts : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, [2013] ©2013
Edición/Formato:   Print book : Biografía : Inglés (eng)Ver todas las ediciones y todos los formatos
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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 In the first full-length study to reproduce all of Wilson's unpublished drawings for the nine-volume Ornithology, Edward Burtt and William Davis illustrate Wilson's pioneering and, today,  Leer más
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Género/Forma: Illustrated works
Illustrations
Biography
Pictorial works
Persona designada: Alexander Wilson; Alexander Wilson; Alexander Wilson; Alexander Wilson
Tipo de material: Biografía
Tipo de documento: Libro/Texto
Todos autores / colaboradores: Edward H Burtt, Jr.; William E Davis, Jr.
ISBN: 9780674072558 0674072553
Número OCLC: 812067681
Descripción: x, 444 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Contenido: Themes in Wilson's life and writings --
A varied life --
Illustrating the American ornithology --
Pioneer ornithologist --
Wilson's legacy --
Appendix A. "On the shoulders of giants" : Wilson's predecessors --
Appendix B. Wilson's contemporaries and correspondents.
Responsabilidad: 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  Leer más

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The book includes many letters to and from U.S. naturalists and dozens of beautifully reproduced and previously unpublished line drawings and paintings of birds that contributed to Wilson s greatest Leer más

 
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