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Alexander Wilson : the Scot who founded American ornithology

Author: Edward H Burtt, Jr.; William E Davis, Jr.
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Illustrations
Biography
Pictorial works
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Burtt, Edward H., Jr., 1948-
Alexander Wilson.
Cambridge, Massachusetts : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2013
(DLC) 2012036742
(OCoLC)812067681
Named Person: Alexander Wilson; Alexander Wilson; Alexander Wilson; Alexander Wilson
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Edward H Burtt, Jr.; William E Davis, Jr.
ISBN: 9780674073739 0674073738
OCLC Number: 848895534
Description: 1 online resource (x, 444 p.) : ill. (chiefly col.).
Contents: Themes in Wilson's life and writings --
A varied life --
Illustrating American ornithology --
Pioneer ornithologist --
Wilson's legacy --
Appendix A. On the shoulders of giants : Wilson's predecessors --
Appendix B. Wilson's contemporaries and correspondents.
Responsibility: Edward H. Burtt, Jr., William E. Davis, Jr.

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The book includes many letters to and from U.S. naturalists and dozens of beautifully reproduced and previously unpublished line drawings and paintings of birds that contributed to Wilson s greatest Read more...

 
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