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Audubon to Xantus: The Lives of Those Commemorated in North American Bird Names

Mearns, Barbara

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ISBN 10: 0124874231 / ISBN 13: 9780124874237
Published by Academic Press 1992-11-18, US, 1992
Used Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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588 pages, illustrated throughout in b&w. Light shelf-wear and rubbing to dust jacket, otherwise a clean, tight copy. Record # 463563. Bookseller Inventory # 463563

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Title: Audubon to Xantus: The Lives of Those ...

Publisher: Academic Press 1992-11-18, US

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition

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Following the style and format of Biographies for Birdwatchers, this new volume is dedicated to over 130 birds of America, north of Mexico. Ninety-eight biographies are presented including Steller (jay, eider, eagle), Audubon (shearwater, oriole), Baird (sandpiper, sparrow), Swainson (hawk, thrush, warbler) and Wilson (six species!). Each biography includes delightful drawings of the eponymous species by Dana Gardner and, in almost all cases, a contemporary portrait of the person concerned.
"Not only have the authors packed the biographies with information which had previously been available in papers scattered through scientific journals but they have also succeeded in bringing the subjects vividly to life...it is a landmark in what I hope will be a revival of interest by ornithologists in the men and women who made possible the vast stock of knowledge taken for granted by those who read the field guides and handbooks...I hope that these enterprising authors will continue to research and document the careers of the many more individuals who contributed to the history of ornithology."
--Michael Walters, New Scientist
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* Covers the American Ornithologists' Union checklist region

* Scholarly text in an easy-to-read style

* Dispalys numerous pictures of birds and historical figures

* Companion volume to Biographies for Birdwatchers

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