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13%OFFDavid Callahan - History of Birdwatching in 100 Objects - 9781408186183 - V9781408186183
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History of Birdwatching in 100 Objects

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Description for History of Birdwatching in 100 Objects Hardcover. This book looks at 100 items that have profoundly shaped how people watched, studied and engaged with the avian world. Each item contains around 500 words on a double-page spread and include an illustration of the object in question. Num Pages: 224 pages, More than 100 illlustrations. BIC Classification: PSVW6; WNCB. Category: (G) General (US: Trade); (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 255 x 190 x 19. Weight in Grams: 828.
This book looks at 100 items that have profoundly shaped how people watched, studied and engaged with the avian world. Each item contains around 500 words on a double-page spread and include an illustration of the object in question. The book includes the objects listed below as well as many more.The range of items is international and cross-cultural. Subjects include: An Egyptian 'field guide' [early tomb decorations of birds, identifiable as species] Ornithologiae libri tres: the first British bird guide [a 1676 publication that attempted to itemise all British birds known at the time] ... Read more

Product Details

Publisher
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC United Kingdom
Number of pages
224
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2014
Condition
New
Number of Pages
224
Place of Publication
London, United Kingdom
ISBN
9781408186183
SKU
V9781408186183
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99-5

About David Callahan
Dominic Mitchell is managing editor of Birdwatch magazine. His books include Where to Watch Birds in the London Area, Christopher Helm 1997; Birdwatching: the ultimate guide to the birds of Europe, Collins 1997; Photographic Handbook to the Rare Birds of Britain and Europe, New Holland, 1999; Birds of Britain: the complete checklist, Solo Publishing 2010. He writes a regular blog, ... Read more

Reviews for History of Birdwatching in 100 Objects
an excellent addition to the 'history of birdwatching'. a triumph of well-crafted prose and a tribute to our own imagination and ingenuity. It is highly recommended.
Rare Bird Alert
This book is nicely produced and attractive to hold and read. ...you'll find it stimulating - I did.
Mark Avery
adept and admirably crafted...A History of Birdwatching ... Read more

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