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Birders of Africa: History of a Network

Nancy J. Jacobs

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300209617
eISBN:
9780300220803
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300209617.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

This unique and unprecedented study of birding in Africa reconstructs the collaborations between well-known ornithologists and the largely forgotten guides, hunters, and taxidermists who worked with ... More


Meeting C. Hart Merriam

Barbara R. Stein

in On Her Own Terms: Annie Montague Alexander and the Rise of Science in the American West

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520227262
eISBN:
9780520926387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520227262.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter takes a look at Alexander's newest interest after the 1905 African safari, which was the collection of dead animal skulls. It studies skeleton preparation and the lengths Alexander went ... More


“The Bird is the Word”: Virginia Woolf and W. H. Hudson, Visionary Ornithologist1

Diane F. Gillespie

in Virginia Woolf and the Natural World

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780983533900
eISBN:
9781781382202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780983533900.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter focuses on Woolf's “familiarity with and appreciation” for the work of ornithologist W. H. Hudson (1841–1922). Despite differences in sex and socialization, age and reputation, Hudson ... More


Introduction

Nancy J. Jacobs

in Birders of Africa: History of a Network

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300209617
eISBN:
9780300220803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300209617.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

This introductory chapter discusses a history of the knowledge that people create around diverse and fascinating animals, such as birds. With the goal of a symmetrical analysis of all forms of bird ... More


Ornithology Comes to Southern Africa, 1700–1900

Nancy J. Jacobs

in Birders of Africa: History of a Network

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300209617
eISBN:
9780300220803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300209617.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

This chapter describes biology, including ornithology, through the hierarchies of Carl Von Linne (Linnaeus), and in relation to African vernacular traditions. Linnaeus' classificatory science moved ... More


The Boundaries of Birding

Nancy J. Jacobs

in Birders of Africa: History of a Network

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300209617
eISBN:
9780300220803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300209617.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

This chapter demonstrates how ornithologists reconciled their racial awareness and their dependence on African vernacular birders. With the establishment of the European empire over Africa, the ... More


The Honor of Collecting

Nancy J. Jacobs

in Birders of Africa: History of a Network

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300209617
eISBN:
9780300220803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300209617.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

This chapter presents the life of Jali Makawa, a celebrated collector whose grounding in the world of vernacular birding appears to have mitigated his experience of exclusion. He first met birds as a ... More


The Junco: A Common Bird and a Classic Subject for Descriptive and Experimental Studies in Evolutionary and Integrative Biology

Ellen D. Ketterson and Jonathan W. Atwell

in Snowbird: Integrative Biology and Evolutionary Diversity in the Junco

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226330778
eISBN:
9780226330808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226330808.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter describes how an ordinary ‘little gray bird’ became extraordinary because of its appeal to bird watchers and its fascination for scientists interested in how species form and how they ... More


A Gypsy Life

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/9780816675647.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter describes Thomas Sadler Roberts’ career after his time at University of Minnesota. During this time he was both a writer for magazines and as land examiner. The fall of 1879 provided ... More


The Medical Student

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/9780816675647.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines Thomas Sadler Roberts’ medical education at the University of Pennsylvania in 1882, believing that natural history was not a gentlemanly vocation. Staying in Germantown where ... More


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