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

著者: Daniel Lewis
出版: New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, ©2012.
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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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ジャンル/形式: Biography
関連の人物: Robert Ridgway
資料の種類: Biography
ドキュメントの種類: 図書
すべての著者/寄与者: Daniel Lewis
ISBN: 9780300175523 0300175523
OCLC No.: 759174340
物理形態: xxi, 346 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
コンテンツ: 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.
責任者: 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  続きを読む

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"This book does an excellent job of underlining the lasting value of Ridgway's work and those of his colleagues and rivals, and they form the basis of just about every aspect of modern bird 続きを読む

 
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