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In the Field, Among the Feathered: A History of Birders and Their Guides

Thomas R. Dunlap

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199734597
eISBN:
9780190254377
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199734597.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

America is a nation of ardent, knowledgeable birdwatchers. But how did it become so? And what role did the field guide play in our passion for spotting, watching, and describing birds? This book ... More


A Love Affair with Birds: The Life of Thomas Sadler Roberts

Sue Leaf

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816675647
eISBN:
9781452947457
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816675647.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This book presents a full biography of a key figure in Minnesota’s past: Thomas Sadler Roberts (1858–1946), a doctor for three decades, a bird lover virtually from birth, the father of Minnesota ... More


Acquiring an Eagle Eye

Sue Leaf

in A Love Affair with Birds: The Life of Thomas Sadler Roberts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816675647
eISBN:
9781452947457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816675647.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter describes several game hunting trips and adventures taken by the sixteen-year old Thomas Sadler Roberts and his family and friends during the spring of 1874. Drawing from his journals, ... More


The Young Naturalists’ Society

Sue Leaf

in A Love Affair with Birds: The Life of Thomas Sadler Roberts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816675647
eISBN:
9781452947457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816675647.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the discussions of The Young Naturalists’ Society, a club formed in March of 1875 with the purpose of supporting the pursuit of natural history. In its three-year existence, ... More


The Empty Day

Sue Leaf

in A Love Affair with Birds: The Life of Thomas Sadler Roberts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816675647
eISBN:
9781452947457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816675647.003.0009
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the “empty days” of Thomas Sandler Roberts, a period when he was away from his work and would go to study birds. He used these periods to work towards his goal of assembling a ... More


The Associate Curator

Sue Leaf

in A Love Affair with Birds: The Life of Thomas Sadler Roberts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816675647
eISBN:
9781452947457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816675647.003.0011
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter describes the first few years of Thomas Sandler Roberts’s new career as professor of ornithology and as an associate curator of the Zoological Museum of the University of Minnesota. ... More


Writing the Book

Sue Leaf

in A Love Affair with Birds: The Life of Thomas Sadler Roberts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816675647
eISBN:
9781452947457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816675647.003.0013
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter describes the seven years of work csrried out by Thomas Sandler Roberts and his associates in the creation of The Birds of Minnesota. In 1927, his wife Jennie had a stroke which ... More


The Frontier Club: Popular Westerns and Cultural Power, 1880-1924

Christine Bold

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199731794
eISBN:
9780199332441
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731794.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History, American History: 19th Century

“The Frontier Club” is Christine Bold’s name for the network of eastern aristocrats who created the western as we now most commonly know it. At the turn of the twentieth century, they yoked this most ... More


Birding in a Silent Spring

Thomas R. Dunlap

in In the Field, Among the Feathered: A History of Birders and Their Guides

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199734597
eISBN:
9780190254377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199734597.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines birding in the environmental age, with particular emphasis on the ways the gospel of environmental conservation changed the balance between conservation and recreation in the ... More


Shooting Birds with Opera Glasses

Thomas R. Dunlap

in In the Field, Among the Feathered: A History of Birders and Their Guides

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199734597
eISBN:
9780190254377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199734597.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter focuses on the early field guides and their picture of nature, with particular reference to Florence Merriam's Handbook of Birds of the Western United States, Birds through an ... More


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