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Alexander Wilson : the Scot who founded American ornithology

Autor: Edward H Burtt, Jr.; William E Davis, Jr.
Editora: Cambridge, Massachusetts : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, [2013] ©2013
Edição/Formato   Livro : Biografia : InglêsVer todas as edições e 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 In the first full-length study to reproduce all of Wilson's unpublished drawings for the nine-volume Ornithology, Edward Burtt and William Davis illustrate Wilson's pioneering and, today,  Ler mais...
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Gênero/Forma: Illustrations
Biography
Pictorial works
Pessoa Denominada: Alexander Wilson; Alexander Wilson; Alexander Wilson
Tipo de Material: Biografia
Tipo de Documento: Livro
Todos os Autores / Contribuintes: Edward H Burtt, Jr.; William E Davis, Jr.
ISBN: 9780674072558 0674072553
Número OCLC: 812067681
Descrição: x, 444 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Conteúdos: 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.
Responsabilidade: 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  Ler mais...

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The book includes many letters to and from U.S. naturalists and dozens of beautifully reproduced and previously unpublished line drawings and paintings of birds that contributed to Wilson s greatest Ler mais...

 
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