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Of a Feather
By Scott Weidensaul

Of a Feather

A Brief History of American Birding

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Of a Feather by Scott Weidensaul

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Arriving in the New World, Europeans were awestruck by a continent awash with birds. Today tens of millions of Americans birders have made a once eccentric hobby into something so mainstream it s (almost) cool. Scott Weidensaul traces the colorful evolution of American birding: from the frontier ornithologists who collected eggs between border skirmishes to the society matrons who organized the first effective conservation movement; from the luminaries with checkered pasts, such as convicted blackmailer Alexander Wilson and the endlessly self-mythologizing John James Audubon, to the awkward schoolteacher Roger Tory Peterson, whose A Field Guide to the Birds prompted the explosive growth of modern birding. Spirited and compulsively readable, Of a Feather celebrates the passions and achievements of birders throughout Americcan history. "

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780156033558
ISBN-10: 0156033550
Format: Paperback
(201mm x 132mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Houghton Mifflin
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Publish Date: 10-Sep-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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Ghost with Trembling Wings by Scott Weidensaul Ghost with Trembling Wings, Paperback (August 2003)

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Living on the Wind by Scott Weidensaul Living on the Wind, Paperback (April 2003)

In this magisterial work of nature writing, the author delves into the tragedies of habitat degradation and deforestation with an urgency that brings to life the vast problems migratory birds now face. 6 maps.

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