In the Field, Among the Feathered

In the Field, Among the Feathered

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A history of field guides about American birds from the Victorian era to the present draws on extensive archival research to demonstrate how the twin pursuits of recreation and conservation have rendered field guides a preferred method of informal education, citing the contributions of such figures as Roger Tory Peterson.Color Key included a good deal ofornithology and taxonomy, and it and Hoffmana#39;s guide had keysa€”Chapmana#39;s an elaborate color ... His illustrations were more portraits, sometimes poorly posed, than examples of what was seen in the field. ... and early authors almost always adapted a familiar tool from natural history, the dichotomous key, a form that posed questions that ... In Birds Am 49 Am 2.3 Am Reeda#39;s sparrows Am Reeda#39;s shirt-pocket-sized books were easy A Bookfor a Hobby, 1889a€“1920.

Title:In the Field, Among the Feathered
Author:Thomas R. Dunlap
Publisher:OUP USA - 2011-12-14


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