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The bird collectors

Author: Barbara Mearns; Richard Mearns
Publisher: San Diego, Calif. : Academic Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : 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: Print version:
Mearns, Barbara.
Bird collectors.
San Diego, Calif. : Academic Press, 1998
(OCoLC)38161161
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Mearns; Richard Mearns
OCLC Number: 682378799
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 472 pages) : illustrations, maps, portraits
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
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.
Responsibility: Barbara and Richard Mearns.

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