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Author Greer, Kirsten A.,
Title Red coats and wild birds : how military ornithologists and migrant birds shaped empire / Kirsten A. Greer.
Imprint Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2020]

Author Greer, Kirsten A.,
Series Flows, migrations, and exchanges
Flows, migrations, and exchanges.
Subject Blakiston, Thomas Wright, 1832-1891.
Ornithologists -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century -- Biography.
Migratory birds -- Social aspects -- Mediterranean Region.
Great Britain -- Armed Forces -- Officers -- History -- 19th century -- Biography.
Great Britain -- Colonies -- Geography.
Great Britain -- Colonies -- History -- 19th century.
Mediterranean Region -- History -- 19th century.
Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Redcoats and wild birds across the British Empire -- Thomas Wright Blakiston : Crimean scientific war hero -- Andrew Leith Adams : Mediterranean semi-tropicality -- Howard Irby : British military ornithology on the "Rock" -- Philip Savile Grey Reid : red coats and wild birds on the homefront -- Military ornithology in place : territoriality, situated knowledges, and heterogeneities.
Summary "During the nineteenth century, Britain maintained a complex network of garrisons to manage its global empire. While these bases helped the British project power and secure trade routes, they served more than just a strategic purpose. During their tours abroad, many British officers engaged in formal and informal scientific research. In this ambitious history of ornithology and empire, Kirsten A. Greer tracks British officers as they moved around the world, just as migratory birds traversed borders from season to season"-- Provided by publisher
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781469649856 (electronic bk.)
1469649853 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 1128823011
Additional Format Print version: Greer, Kirsten A. Red coats and wild birds. Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2020] 9781469649825 (DLC) 2019019412 (OCoLC)1104920264

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