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The Feathery Tribe: Robert Ridgway and the Modern Study of Birds

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"Amateurs and professionals studying birds at the end of the nineteenth century were a contentious, passionate group with goals that intersected, collided and occasionally merged in their writings and organizations. Driven by a desire to advance science, as well as by ego, pride, honor, insecurity, religion and other clashing sensibilities, they struggled to absorb the implications of evolution after Darwin. In the process, they dramatically reshaped the study of birds. Daniel Lewis here explores the professionalization of ...

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The Feathery Tribe: Robert Ridgway and the Modern Study of Birds 2012, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT

ISBN-13: 9780300175523

Hardcover