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Alexander Wilson The Scot Who Founded American Ornithology
ISBN: HB: 9780674072558, Harvard University Press, May 2013
400 pp., 23.4x15.5 cm, 6 tables, 146 colour illus.
Audubon was not the father of American ornithology. That honorific belongs to Alexander Wilson, whose encyclopedic "American Ornithology" established a distinctive approach that emphasized the observation of live birds. In the first full-length study...
Egg and Nest
ISBN: HB: 9780674031722, Harvard University Press, October 2008
232 pp., 26.4x25.9 cm, 183 colour illus.
The beauty of the robin's egg is not lost on the child who discovers the nest, nor on the collector of nature's marvels. Such instances of wonder find fitting expression in the photographs of Rosamond Purcell, whose work captures the intricacy of nes...