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More than birds : adventurous lives of North American naturalists

Author: Val Shushkewich
Publisher: Toronto : Dundurn Press, 2012.
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The fascinating development of natural history studies in North America is portrayed through the life stories of 22 naturalists. The hope is that once people personally encounter the natural world and become aware of its intricacy, fragility, beauty, and significance, they will recognize the need for conservation.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Electronic books
Biography
History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Val Shushkewich
ISBN: 9781459705609 1459705602
OCLC Number: 795624512
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Part one : Early North-American naturalists --
Part two : The Smithsonian collections and classification --
Part three : For the love of birds --
Part four : Ornithology as a science and the need for protection --
Part five : Thirst for knowledge --
Part six : Conservation and preservation of species.
Responsibility: Val Shushkewich.
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The fascinating development of natural history studies in North America is portrayed through the life stories of 22 naturalists. The hope is that once people personally encounter the natural world and become aware of its intricacy, fragility, beauty, and significance, they will recognize the need for conservation.

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