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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 shotgunThe 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
Categories: Animals, Birds & Fish,
Publisher: London, Bloomsbury: 2014
ISBN Number: 1408186187
ISBN Number 13: 9781408186183
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Nr. Fine
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 029660
Description: 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."