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Authority in Vernacular Traditions and Ornithology

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/9780300209617.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

This chapter provides a broad overview of the relations between scientific authority and white racial prejudice around the turn of the twentieth century. The interplay of these two characteristics of ... 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


Birding Revolutions

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/9780300209617.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

This chapter focuses on the emergence of recreational birdwatching, an activity of finding, noting, and recording birds by species, often with an emphasis on quantifiable personal achievement. Its ... More


The making of an internationalist

Geoffrey Carnall

in Gandhi's Interpreter: A Life of Horace Alexander

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748640454
eISBN:
9780748651948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640454.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter introduces Horace Alexander, a Quaker who was determined to work in a practical way for a more peaceful and humane world, and begins by discussing his childhood and teenage years, which ... More


Wild animals and tourists

Ralf Buckley

in Anthrozoology: Human-Animal Interactions in Domesticated and Wild Animals

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198753629
eISBN:
9780191815225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198753629.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Tourists encounter wild animals both intentionally, in wildlife tourism; and incidentally, in adventure tourism. Some wildlife tour products, enterprises and destinations focus on icon species, ... More


Sentinel Devices: Managing Uncertainty in Species Barrier Zones

Frédéric Keck

in Modes of Uncertainty: Anthropological Cases

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226257075
eISBN:
9780226257242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226257242.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

In the last twenty years, new diseases have emerged when pathogens have crossed species barriers: mad cow disease, avian and swine influenza, Ebola, Nipah, and West Nile viruses. These spillover ... 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


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


A Book for a Hobby, 1889–1920

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/9780199734597.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter focuses on early field guides that not only got people into birdwatching as a hobby and helped them identify familiar birds and some new ones, but also gave them the information they ... More


Knowledge & Skills

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/9780199734597.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter focuses on Ludlow Griscom's contribution to the development of field identification and competitive birdwatching in America through his book, Birds of the New York City Region. Published ... More


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


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


Environmental Birding

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/9780199734597.003.0008
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines birding in the environmental age, with particular emphasis on how environmental conservation influenced the balance between conservation and recreation in the hobby and the ways ... More


Conclusion: The Gyre

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/9780199734597.003.0009
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This concluding chapter recapitulates the book's insights about the history of birdwatching and field guides in America from the Victorian era to the present. It explains how birders borrowed natural ... More


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