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

Author: Daniel Lewis
Publisher: New Haven [Conn.] : 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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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
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Lewis, Daniel, 1959-
Feathery tribe.
New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, ©2012
(DLC) 2011050618
(OCoLC)759174340
Named Person: Robert Ridgway; Robert Ridgway
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Lewis
ISBN: 9780300183450 0300183453
OCLC Number: 784957822
Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 346 pages) : illustrations
Contents: ""Cover""; ""Contents""; ""Preface""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Transcription Notes""; ""Chapter 1. The Making of a Bird Man""; ""Chapter 2. The Smithsonian Years""; ""Chapter 3. To Have or Have Not: America�s First Bird Organizations""; ""Chapter 4. Bird Study Collections""; ""Chapter 5. Nomenclatural Struggles, Checklists, and Codes""; ""Chapter 6. Publications about Birds""; ""Chapter 7. Standardizing the Colors of Birds: Ridgway�s Color Dictionaries""; ""Epilogue""; ""Appendix: Robert Ridgway�s Published Works""; ""List of Abbreviations""; ""Notes""; ""Bibliography""; ""Index""; ""A"" ""B""""c""; ""d""; ""e""; ""f""; ""g""; ""h""; ""i""; ""j""; ""k""; ""l""; ""m""; ""n""; ""o""; ""p""; ""r""; ""s""; ""t""; ""u""; ""v""; ""w""; ""y""; ""z""
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