A History of Birdwatching in 100 Objects

By: Callahan, David

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Book Condition: Nr. Fine


An unmarked "gift quality" book "looks at 100 key objects that profoundly shaped the way in which people have watched, studied and engaged with the avian world from pre-history to the modern day."


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This book looks at 100 items that have profoundly shaped how people watched, studied and engaged with the avian world. Each item contains around 500 words on a double-page spread and include an illustration of the object in question. The book includes the objects listed below as well as many more.The range of items is international and cross-cultural. Subjects include:

An Egyptian 'field guide' early tomb decorations of birds, identifiable as species]
Ornithologiae libri tres the first British bird guide a 1676 publication that attempted to itemise all British birds known at the time]
The Dodo specimen held at the Horniman museum
Systema Naturae by Carl Linnaeus the first-ever system of scientific names in 1758, and still the international standard today]
The shotgun
The book, The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne by Gilbert White 1789]
HMS Beagle the ship on which Darwin made his ground-breaking discoveries]
Aluminium bird rings used to record movement and longevity of individuals and species]
along with many more modern innovations including walkie talkies, pagers, radio tags and apps.

Title: A History of Birdwatching in 100 Objects

Author Name: Callahan, David

Categories: Animals, Birds & Fish,

Edition: First

Publisher: London, Bloomsbury: 2014

ISBN Number: 1408186187

ISBN Number 13: 9781408186183

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Nr. Fine

Seller ID: 029660

Keywords: Birdwatching,