This book examines the history and uses of bird skin collections and the many colorful explorers involved in their development. It is the first and only treatment of the subject, and appeals to a worldwide audience. The book covers all parts of the world, with particular focus on Europe, USA, and Africa. The Bird Collectors contains more than 160 period photographs, many never before published, showing famous collectors and ornithological expeditions. Features: * Presents the first and only treatment of this subject * Considers the history and uses of bird skin collections and the many explorers involved * Contains over 160 photographs, many never before published * Appeals to a worldwide audience, as it covers all parts of the world * Provides a vital source of information for taxonomists and field guide authors and artists
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 608
Weight: 1072 g
Dimensions: 251 x 175 x 29 mm
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