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Alexander Wilson : the Scot who founded American ornithology

作者: Edward H Burtt, Jr.; William E Davis, Jr.
出版商: Cambridge, Massachusetts : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, [2013] ©2013
版本/格式:   圖書 : 傳記 : 英語所有版本和格式的總覽
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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 In the first full-length study to reproduce all of Wilson's unpublished drawings for the nine-volume Ornithology, Edward Burtt and William Davis illustrate Wilson's pioneering and, today,  再讀一些...
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類型/形式: Illustrations
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提及的人: Alexander Wilson; Alexander Wilson; Alexander Wilson
資料類型: 傳記
文件類型: 圖書
所有的作者/貢獻者: Edward H Burtt, Jr.; William E Davis, Jr.
ISBN: 9780674072558 0674072553
OCLC系統控制編碼: 812067681
描述: x, 444 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
内容: 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.
責任: 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  再讀一些...

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The book includes many letters to and from U.S. naturalists and dozens of beautifully reproduced and previously unpublished line drawings and paintings of birds that contributed to Wilson s greatest 再讀一些...

 
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