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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 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


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