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The feathery tribe : Robert Ridgway and the modern study of birds

Verfasser/in: Daniel Lewis
Verlag: New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, ©2012.
Ausgabe/Format   Buch : Biografie : EnglischAlle Ausgaben und Formate anzeigen
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"Amateurs and professionals studying birds at the end of the nineteenth century were a contentious, passionate group with goals that intersected, collided and occasionally merged in their writings and organizations. Driven by a desire to advance science, as well as by ego, pride, honor, insecurity, religion and other clashing sensibilities, they struggled to absorb the implications of evolution after Darwin. In the
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Gattung/Form: Biography
Medientyp: Biografie
Dokumenttyp: Buch
Alle Autoren: Daniel Lewis
ISBN: 9780300175523 0300175523
OCLC-Nummer: 759174340
Beschreibung: xxi, 346 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Inhalt: The making of a bird man --
The Smithsonian years --
To have or have not : America's first bird organizations --
Bird study collections --
Nomenclatural struggles, checklists, and codes --
Publications about birds --
Standardizing the colors of birds : Ridgeway's color dictionaries.
Verfasserangabe: Daniel Lewis.

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Explores the professionalization of ornithology through one of its key figures: Robert Ridgway, the Smithsonian Institution's first curator of birds and one of North America's most important natural  Weiterlesen…

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