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Author McGhie, Henry A.,
Title Henry Dresser and Victorian Ornithology : birds, book and business / Henry A. McGhie.
Imprint Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2017.

Author McGhie, Henry A.,
Subject Dresser, H. E. (Henry Eeles), 1838-1915 -- Correspondence.
Dresser, H. E. (Henry Eeles), 1838-1915 -- Diaries.
Ornithologists -- Biography.
Birds -- History.
Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed December 13, 2017).
Summary This book explores the life of Henry Dresser (1838-1915), one of the most productive British ornithologists of the mid-late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Dresser travelled widely and spent time in Texas during the American Civil War. The book explores how he and his contemporaries discovered the world's birds in farflung places. It also explores changes (and arguments) in scientific society over time.
Contents 1. Family background and early life -- 2. Texas : the big adventure -- 3. Settling down to business -- 4. Early exploits in ornithological society -- 5. Collecting -- 6. Discovering the birds of Europe. I -- 7. Discovering the birds of Europe. II -- 8. Making The birds of Europe -- 9. A central figure : society life in the 1870s -- 10. The 1880s : the rise of rivalry -- 11. The 1890s : the continuing rise of the British Museum (Natural History) -- 12. Working independently, 1900-5 -- 13. The grand finale : producing Eggs of the birds of Europe -- 14. Time for a change -- 15. Legacies -- Appendix 1. Birds mentioned in the text -- Appendix 2. Birds named by Henry Dresser -- Appendix 3. Birds named after Henry Dresser -- Appendix 4. Publications based on Henry Dresser's collections, 1985-2017.
ISBN 9781526116017 (electronic bk.)
1526116014 (electronic bk.)
9781526116024 (ePub ebook)
OCLC # 1015215228
Additional Format Print version: McGhie, Henry A. Henry Dresser and Victorian Ornithology. Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2017 9781784994136 1784994138 (OCoLC)982093066

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