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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


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 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


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


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