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A History of Ornithology (Hardback)

Peter Bircham

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ISBN 10: 0007199694 / ISBN 13: 9780007199693
Edité par HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom, 2007
Neuf(s) Etat : New Couverture rigide
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Language: English . Brand New Book. What did we know about birds a thousand years ago, and how has our understanding developed? A History of Ornithology offers a complete history of birdwatching in Britain, a classic for every nature lover s bookshelf. Today there is a huge interest in birdwatching as a hobby, and over the years amateur birdwatchers have contributed enormously to our understanding of the birds around us. At the same time, ornithology has developed as a science -- in the field, in the laboratory, and in the universities -- and birds have played their part in pushing forward the frontiers of biological knowledge. Peter Bircham looks at the history of British ornithology, spanning a millennium and exploring along the way the first bird book, the earliest British lists, various notable scientists, collectors and artists, the first studies of migration, and the challenges presented by classification. He traces the development of the British Ornithologists Union and other organisations, and finishes with a review of the current state of ornithology in Britain. A History of Ornithology is an authoritative and engrossing account, packed full of fascinating stories -- not only about the birds but also about the many colourful characters who have studied them through the ages. This beautifully illustrated book will hold great appeal both for the student of ornithology and for the enthusiastic amateur naturalist. N° de réf. du libraire AWC9780007199693

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Titre : A History of Ornithology (Hardback)

Éditeur : HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom

Date d'édition : 2007

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre :New

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Peter Bircham looks at the history of British ornithology from 1066 to the mid-1970s, exploring along the way the first bird book written, the compilation of the original British lists, various notable collectors, the first studies of migration, significant changes to the classification of species, through to the birth of the British Ornithologists' Union in 1858 and what our current understanding of ornithology in Britain means to us today. This extremely authoritative and engrossing account packed full of fascinating stories, journal notations and poem extracts should hold great appeal to the wider birding community as well as the established New Naturalist audience.

About the Author:

Peter Bircham currently works in the Department of Pharmacology, University of Cambridge, and is also a part-time tutor in ornithology. He has researched and published two books and numerous academic papers.

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