A History Of Ornithology - New Naturalist # 104

By: Bircham, Peter

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xii 483, pp. illustrated. 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. 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. 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.

Title: A History Of Ornithology - New Naturalist # 104

Author Name: Bircham, Peter

Categories: Natural History,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, Collins 2007: 2007

ISBN Number: 0007199694

ISBN Number 13: 9780007199693

Binding: Hardback

Book Condition: As New

Size: 8vo.

Book number: 31864

Keywords: Onithology,,Birds,,History,0007199694