The Feathery Tribe: Robert Ridgway and the Modern Study of Birds

The Feathery Tribe: Robert Ridgway and the Modern Study of Birds

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Author/Editor: Lewis, Daniel
Publisher: Yale University Press
Date: 2012
Binding: Hardcover. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 368 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade.
Condition: USED - Very good. An unmarked copy with tight binding and minimal edge wear.

Amateurs and professionals studying birds at the end of the nineteenth century were a contentious, passionate group with goals that intersected, collided and occasionally merged in their writings and organizations. Driven by a desire to advance science, as well as by ego, pride, honor, insecurity, religion and other clashing sensibilities, they struggled to absorb the implications of evolution after Darwin. In the process, they dramatically reshaped the study of birds.