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Of a feather : a brief history of American birding, Scott Weidensaul

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Of a feather : a brief history of American birding
Title
Of a feather
Title remainder
a brief history of American birding
Statement of responsibility
Scott Weidensaul
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In Of a Feather, Scott Weidensaul skillfully traces the colorful history of American birding. Travel with the frontier ornithologists who collected eggs between border skirmishes; meet the society matrons who organized the first effective conservation movement; discover the luminaries with checkered pasts, such as convicted blackmailer Alexander Wilson and the endlessly self-mythologizing John James Audubon; and chart the progress of an awkward schoolteacher Roger Tory Peterson as he creates A Field Guide to the Birds, prompting the explosive growth of modern birding. Spirited and compulsively readable, Of a Feather celebrates the passions and achievements of birders, from the continent's fledgling ornithologists to the millions of Americans who have transformed a once eccentric occupation into one of our most beloved pursuits."--P. [4] of cover
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Weidensaul, Scott
Dewey number
598
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Ornithology
  • Bird watching
Label
Of a feather : a brief history of American birding, Scott Weidensaul
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [317]-337) and index
Contents
"Birds ... more beautiful than in Europe" -- "Except three or four, I do not know them" -- Pushing West -- Shotgun Ornithology -- Angry Ladies -- Becoming a Noun -- Death to Miss Hathaway -- Beyond the List
Control code
ocn213451553
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Harvest ed.
Extent
358 p.
Isbn
9780156033558
Lccn
2007007364
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)213451553
Label
Of a feather : a brief history of American birding, Scott Weidensaul
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [317]-337) and index
Contents
"Birds ... more beautiful than in Europe" -- "Except three or four, I do not know them" -- Pushing West -- Shotgun Ornithology -- Angry Ladies -- Becoming a Noun -- Death to Miss Hathaway -- Beyond the List
Control code
ocn213451553
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Harvest ed.
Extent
358 p.
Isbn
9780156033558
Lccn
2007007364
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)213451553

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