The Resource A passion for birds : American ornithology after Audubon, Mark V. Barrow, Jr

A passion for birds : American ornithology after Audubon, Mark V. Barrow, Jr

Label
A passion for birds : American ornithology after Audubon
Title
A passion for birds
Title remainder
American ornithology after Audubon
Statement of responsibility
Mark V. Barrow, Jr
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the decades following the Civil War - as industrialization, urbanization, and economic expansion increasingly reshaped the landscape - many Americans began seeking adventure and aesthetic gratification through avian pursuits. By the turn of the century, hundreds of thousands of middle- and upper-class devotees were rushing to join Audubon societies, purchase field guides, and keep records of the species they encountered in the wild. Mark Barrow vividly reconstructs this story not only through the experiences of birdwatchers, collectors, conservationists, and taxidermists, but also through those of a relatively new breed of bird enthusiast: the technically oriented ornithologist. In exploring how ornithologists struggled to forge a discipline and profession amidst an explosion of popular interest in natural history, A Passion for Birds provides the first book-length history of American ornithology from the death of John James Audubon to the Second World War." "Recounting a colorful story based on the interactions among a wide variety of bird-lovers, this book will interest historians of science, environmental historians, ornithologists, birdwatchers, and anyone curious about the historical roots of today's birding boom."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Barrow, Mark V.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QL672.73.U6
LC item number
B37 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ornithology
  • Ornithology
  • Ornithologie
  • Ornithologie
  • Geschichte 1800-1980
  • United States
  • USA
Label
A passion for birds : American ornithology after Audubon, Mark V. Barrow, Jr
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [271]-314) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Ch. 5.
  • Embracing and Abandoning Bird Protection
  • Ch. 6.
  • Protecting Birds, Protecting Ornithologists
  • Ch. 7.
  • Birdwatchers, Scientists, and the Politics of Vision
  • Ch. 8.
  • Reforming American Ornithology
  • Ch. 1.
  • The Culture of Collecting
  • Ch. 2.
  • Desiderata: Bird Collecting and Community
  • Ch. 3.
  • Forging Boundaries, Creating Occupational Space
  • Ch. 4.
  • Nomenclatural Reform and the Quest for Standards and Stability
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 326 pages
Isbn
9780691044026
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97018600
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)36783905
  • (OCoLC)ocm36783905
Label
A passion for birds : American ornithology after Audubon, Mark V. Barrow, Jr
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [271]-314) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Ch. 5.
  • Embracing and Abandoning Bird Protection
  • Ch. 6.
  • Protecting Birds, Protecting Ornithologists
  • Ch. 7.
  • Birdwatchers, Scientists, and the Politics of Vision
  • Ch. 8.
  • Reforming American Ornithology
  • Ch. 1.
  • The Culture of Collecting
  • Ch. 2.
  • Desiderata: Bird Collecting and Community
  • Ch. 3.
  • Forging Boundaries, Creating Occupational Space
  • Ch. 4.
  • Nomenclatural Reform and the Quest for Standards and Stability
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 326 pages
Isbn
9780691044026
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97018600
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)36783905
  • (OCoLC)ocm36783905

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