The Feathery Tribe: Robert Ridgway and the Modern Study of Birds ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Daniel Lewis

The Feathery Tribe: Robert Ridgway and the Modern Study of Birds

Yale University Press
Publication date: April 2012
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Amateurs and professionals studying birds at the end of the nineteenth century were a contentious, passionate group with goals that intersected, collided and occasionally merged in their writings and organizations. Driven by a desire to advance science, as well as by ego, pride, honor, insecurity, religion and other clashing sensibilities, they struggled to absorb the implications of evolution after Darwin. In the process, they dramatically reshaped the study of birds. Daniel Lewis here explores the professionalization of ornithology through one of its key figures: Robert Ridgway, the Smithsonian Institution’s first curator of birds and one of North America’s most important natural scientists. Exploring a world in which the uses of language, classification and accountability between amateurs and professionals played essential roles, Lewis offers a vivid introduction to Ridgway and shows how his work fundamentally influenced the direction of American and international ornithology. He explores the inner workings of the Smithsonian and the role of collectors working in the field and reveals previously unknown details of the ornithological journal The Auk and the untold story of the color dictionaries for which Ridgway is known.
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The Feathery Tribe: Robert Ridgway and the Modern Study of Birds ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Daniel Lewis
Yale University Press, April 2012
ISBN: 9780300183450
EAN:  9780300183450
ePub (Adobe DRM)
List Price: $45.00 eBook price: $42.99
The Feathery Tribe: Robert Ridgway and the Modern Study of Birds PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Daniel Lewis
Yale University Press, April 2012
ISBN: 9780300183450
EAN:  2370004319087
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List Price: $45.00 eBook price: $42.99