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The bird collectors

Author: Barbara Mearns; Richard Mearns
Publisher: San Diego, Calif. : AP Natural World, 1998.
Series: AP natural world.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume examines the history and uses of bird skin collections and the explorers involved in their development. It covers all parts of the world, with particular focus on Europe, the USA and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Mearns, Barbara.
Bird collectors.
San Diego, Calif. : AP Natural World, 1998
(OCoLC)777398005
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Mearns; Richard Mearns
ISBN: 0124874401 9780124874404
OCLC Number: 222361440
Description: xvi, 472 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 25 cm.
Contents: Hunting and Harvesting. A Bird in the Hand. The Practicalities. Collecting Gathers Momentum. The Early Scientific Voyages. Trade and Commerce. Bird Artists as Collectors. Government-Sponsored Collecting. Army Officers. The Medical Profession. Clergymen and Missionaries. Terra Incognita. The Great Accumulators. The Professional Field Collectors. Women in the Field. The Protectionists and Conservationists. The Importance of Old and New Bird Collections. Appendix. Biographical Sources. General Bibliography and References. Index of English and Scientific Names of Birds. Index of People.
Series Title: AP natural world.
Responsibility: Barbara and Richard Mearns.

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