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The Field Guide Comes of Age

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/9780199734597.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter focuses on Roger Tory Peterson's contribution to the development of field identification and birdwatching in America through his book, A Field Guide to the Birds. First published in ... More


Birds over America

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/9780199734597.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter focuses on Roger Tory Peterson's influence on the development of field identification and birdwatching in America through his book, A Field Guide to the Birds. First published in 1934, A ... More


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


Introduction

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/9780199734597.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This book focuses on the history of birdwatching and birders as well as field guides in America from the Victorian era to the present. It begins with Florence Merriam and her cohort, who published ... More


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