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A concise history of ornithology : the lives and works of its founding figures

Author: Michael Walters
Publisher: London : Christopher Helm, ©2003.
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"This book is a detailed historical account of the study of birds, from the earliest written records through to the twentieth century. Birds have long been one of the most captivating and celebrated components of the natural world, and a focus for anyone with an interest in the natural sciences. The lives and works of key ornithologists through history are presented here - the explorers, the naturalists and the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Walters, Michael, 1942-
Concise history of ornithology.
London : Christopher Helm, ©2003
(OCoLC)645910051
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Walters
ISBN: 1873403976 9781873403976
OCLC Number: 46650636
Description: 255 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. Early Times --
Ch. 2. The Renaissance of Ornithology --
Ch. 3. Eighteenth Century Systems: Linnaeus, Brisson & Buffon, And Their Legacy --
Ch. 4. Pallas and the New Awakening --
Ch. 5. Explorations of the Eighteenth Century --
Ch. 6. The Germans and The Dutch --
Ch. 7. The Beginnings of American Ornithology --
Ch. 8. The Quinary and other Nineteenth Century Systems --
Ch. 9. New Theories, and Explanations in the Far East --
Ch. 10. The Turn of the Nineteenth Century and the Introduction of Trinomials --
Ornithology and Ornithologists in the Twentieth Century / John Coulson --
App. 1-30 (systems of classification).
Responsibility: Michael Walters.
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An exploration of the history of ornithology from the earliest times to the present day, including the lives and works of such people as Linnaeus, Darwin and Wallace, as well as many other  Read more...

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