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A History of Birdwatching in 100 Objects - David Callahan

A History of Birdwatching in 100 Objects - David Callahan

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This book looks at 100 items that have profoundly shaped how people watched, studied and engaged with the avian world. Each item contains around 500 words on a double-page spread and include an illustration of the object in question. The book includes the objects listed below as well as many more.The range of items is international and cross-cultural. Subjects include:_br/__br/_An Egyptian 'field guide' [early tomb decorations of birds, identifiable as species]_br/__i_Ornithologiae libri tres_/i_: the first British bird guide [a 1676 publication that attempted to itemise all British birds known at the time]_br/_The Dodo specimen held at the Horniman museum_br/__i_Systema Naturae_/i_ by Carl Linnaeus [the first-ever system of scientific names in 1758, and still the international standard today]_br/_The shotgun_br/_The book, _i_The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne_/i_ by Gilbert White [1789]_br/_HMS _i_Beagle_/i_ [the ship on which Darwin made his ground-breaking discoveries]_br/_Aluminium bird rings [used to record movement and longevity of individuals and species]_br/_along with many more modern innovations including walkie talkies, pagers, radio tags and apps.

Author: Callahan, David
Editor: Mitchell, Dominic
Publisher: Christopher Helm
Illustration: n
Language: ENG
Title: A History of Birdwatching in 100 Objects
Pages: 00224 (Encrypted EPUB)
On Sale: 2014-08-14
SKU-13/ISBN: 9781408186183
Category: _!-- NAT004000 --_Nature : Birdwatching Guides