Ten Thousand Birds: Ornithology since Darwin[DAMAGED]

by Birkhead, Tim and Jo Wimpenny, Bob Montgomerie

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Ten Thousand Birds: Ornithology since Darwin[DAMAGED]

by Birkhead, Tim and Jo Wimpenny, Bob Montgomerie

Format: Hardcover

Code: 14104U

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NEW COPY with repaired cut to front of dust jacket.Ten Thousand Birds provides a thoroughly engaging and authoritative history of modern ornithology, tracing how the study of birds has been shaped by a succession of visionary and often-controversial personalities, and by the unique social and scientific contexts in which these extraordinary individuals worked. This beautifully illustrated book opens in the middle of the nineteenth century when ornithology was a museum-based discipline focused almost exclusively on the anatomy, taxonomy, and classification of dead birds. Drawing on a wealth of archival material and in-depth interviews, this fascinating book reveals how research on birds has contributed more to our understanding of animal biology than the study of just about any other group of organisms.

ISBN: 9780691151977

Publisher: Princeton

Year of Publication: 2014

Page Count: 524

Weight: 4.25 lb