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A History Of Ornithology - New Naturalist # 104

By: Bircham, Peter

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London, Collins 2007: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 31864

ISBN: 0007199694

Condition: As New


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' ... View more info