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In the field, among the feathered : a history of birders & their guides

Author: Thomas R Dunlap
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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America is a nation of ardent, knowledgeable birdwatchers. But how did it become so? And what role did the field guide play in our passion for spotting, watching, and describing birds? In the Field, Among the Feathered tells the history of field guides to birds in America from the Victorian era to the present, relating changes in the guides to shifts in science, the craft of field identification, and new  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2011009169
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas R Dunlap
ISBN: 0199838127 9780199838127 9781283349048 1283349043
OCLC Number: 762325135
Description: 1 online resource (x, 241 pages, [12] pages of plates) : illustrations (some color)
Contents: Shooting birds with opera glasses --
A book for a hobby, 1889-1920 --
Knowledge & skills --
The field guide comes of age --
Birds over America --
Birding in a silent spring --
Environmental birding --
Conclusion : the gyre.
Responsibility: Thomas R. Dunlap.

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Thomas Dunlap shows how bird guides have changed with science and popular interest and how birding's twin activities, conservation and recreation, have over the last 120 years shaped our  Read more...

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