Red Coats and Wild Birds: How Military Ornithologists and Migrant Birds Shaped Empire - Flows, Migrations, and Exchanges (Hardback)Kirsten A. Greer (author)
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Greer examines the lives, writings, and collections of a number of ornithologist-officers, arguing that the transnational encounters between military men and birds simultaneously shaped military strategy, ideas about race and masculinity, and conceptions of the British Empire. Collecting specimens and tracking migratory bird patterns enabled these men to map the British Empire and the world, and therefore to exert imagined control over it. Through its examination of the influence of bird watching on military science and soldiers' contributions to ornithology, Red Coats and Wild Birds remaps empire, nature, and scientific inquiry in the nineteenth-century world.
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Number of pages: 190
Dimensions: 235 x 155 mm
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