Of a Feather
A Brief History of American Birding
By (author) Scott Weidensaul
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Of a Feather by Scott Weidensaul
Book DescriptionArriving 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 DetailsISBN: 9780156033558
(201mm x 132mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Houghton Mifflin
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Publish Date: 10-Sep-2007
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Scott Weidensaul
Peterson Reference Guide to Owls of North America and the Caribbean, Hardback (October 2015)
This comprehensive work covering all the owls of North America, including Mexico and the Caribbean, is the newest addition to the trusted Peterson Reference Guide series.
Ghost with Trembling Wings, Paperback (August 2003)
Three or four times an hour a unique species of plant or animal vanishes forever. And yet, every so often one of these lost species resurfaces. "Having adventures most of us can only dream about" ("The Times-Picayune"), Weidensaul pursues stories of loss and recovery, of endurance against the odds, and of surprising resurrections.
Living on the Wind, Paperback (April 2003)» View all books by Scott Weidensaul
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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