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The history of ornithology

Author: Valérie Chansigaud
Publisher: London : New Holland, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Ornithology is an ancient science, yet it also has great relevance in the modern world, where environmental issues such as endangered species, habitat destruction, pollution and avian flu bring the study of birds into the everyday lives of millions of people." -- Back cover.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Valérie Chansigaud
ISBN: 9781847734334 1847734332
Language Note: Translated from the French.
OCLC Number: 317254159
Notes: Translation of: Histoire de l'ornithologie, published by Delachaux et Niestlé, ©2007.
Description: 239 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Antiquity : The first steps in the study of birds --
The Middle Ages : a long winter for science --
The Renaissance : the blossoming of science, expeditions and scientific publishing --
The 17th Century : the founding work of John Ray and Francis Willughby --
The 18th Century : the birth of Ornithology --
The 19th Century : the Golden Age of Ornithology --
The 20th Century : Ornithology transformed.
Other Titles: Histoire de l'ornithologie.
Responsibility: Valérie Chansigaud.


Examines the development of ornithology from ancient times until the present day. This book features chapters on ancient times, the middle ages, the renaissance, and each century from 17th until  Read more...
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