A Passion for Birds : American Ornithology after Audubon / Mark Barrow.

Author
  • Barrow, Mark [author] [aut http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/aut]
In
  • De Gruyter Princeton University Press eBook-Package Archive 1927-1999 ; ISBN: 9783110442496.
Published
  • Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press [2021]
Physical description
1 online resource (336 p.) : 30 halftones, 3 line illus.
ISBN
  • 9780691234656
Notes
  • Bibliography: p271-314. - Includes index.
  • Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
  • In English.
  • Available in electronic full text to members of the University via the Library web catalogue.
  • Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 30. Aug 2021)
Audience
  • specialized
Contents
  • Frontmatter -- CONTENTS -- ILLUSTRATIONS -- ACKNOWLEDGMENTS -- INTRODUCTION -- CHAPTER ONE The Culture of Collecting -- CHAPTER TWO Desiderata: Bird Collecting and Community -- CHAPTER THREE Forging Boundaries, Creating Occupational Space -- CHAPTER FOUR Nomenclatural Reform and the Quest for Standards and Stability -- CHAPTER FIVE Embracing and Abandoning Bird Protection -- CHAPTER SIX Protecting Birds, Protecting Ornithologists -- CHAPTER SEVEN Birdwatchers, Scientists, and the Politics of Vision -- CHAPTER EIGHT Reforming American Ornithology -- CONCLUSION -- NOTES -- BIBLIOGRAPHY -- INDEX.
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Genre
  • Electronic books.
  • History.
  • text
Language
  • English

Summary

  • In the decades following the Civil War--as industrialization, urbanization, and economic expansion increasingly reshaped the landscape--many Americans began seeking adventure and aesthetic gratification through avian pursuits. By the turn of the century, hundreds of thousands of middle-and upper-class devotees were rushing to join Audubon societies, purchase field guides, and keep records of the species they encountered in the wild. Mark Barrow vividly reconstructs this story not only through the experiences of birdwatchers, collectors, conservationists, and taxidermists, but also through those of a relatively new breed of bird enthusiast: the technically oriented ornithologist. In exploring how ornithologists struggled to forge a discipline and profession amidst an explosion of popular interest in natural history, A Passion for Birds provides the first book-length history of American ornithology from the death of John James Audubon to the Second World War. Barrow shows how efforts to form a scientific community distinct from popular birders met with only partial success. The founding of the American Ornithologists' Union in 1883 and the subsequent expansion of formal educational and employment opportunities in ornithology marked important milestones in this campaign. Yet by the middle of the twentieth century, when ornithology had finally achieved the status of a modern profession, its practitioners remained dependent on the services of birdwatchers and other amateur enthusiasts. Environmental issues also loom large in Barrow's account as he traces areas of both cooperation and conflict between ornithologists and wildlife conservationists. Recounting a colorful story based on the interactions among a wide variety of bird-lovers, this book will interest historians of science, environmental historians, ornithologists, birdwatchers, and anyone curious about the historical roots of today's birding boom.

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University of Bradford Online location
University of Bradford: J B Priestley Library
British Library: Lending Collection 98/10118
British Library: General Reference Collection, St Pancras Reading Rooms YK.1998.b.4936
University of Cambridge Libraries: Whipple Library: Main Library V7.BAR 2
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Durham University Library: Contact the Bill Bryson Library Store 124985
Durham University Library: Remote Store (Contact the Bill Bryson Library) 598.0973 BAR
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University of Manchester Library: Main Library: Blue Area Floor 3 598.2073
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University of Manchester Library Online location De Gruyter Package: All English-language eBooks
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National Museums Scotland Library: East Wing Library - UDC sequence 598.2(73)(091)/B
Natural History Museum Library: Tring, Ornithology ORNITHOLOGY 3 BAR
University of Oxford Libraries: Radcliffe Science Library 98.E06203 (Box B000000499058)
University of Oxford Libraries: Radcliffe Science Library 98.E06621 (Box B000000499082)
University of Oxford Libraries: Alexander Library Biography: General (BIOG:GEN.BAR)
University of St Andrews Library Online location Connect to e-book (DeGruyter Collection purchased by the Library until 20th August 2022)
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Science Museum Library: Science Museum Library, Wroughton 598.2:93 BARROW
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