Alexander Wilson by Edward H. Burtt Jr.
The Scot Who Founded American Ornithology

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...give us Wilson's wonderful illustrations—and a sense of the spirit of an extraordinary man whose curiosity reached far beyond the man-made world.
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On the bicentennial of his death, this beautifully illustrated volume pays tribute to the Scot who became the father of American ornithology. Alexander Wilson made unique contributions to ecology and animal behavior. His drawings of birds in realistic poses in their natural habitat inspired Audubon, Spencer Fullerton Baird, and other naturalists.
 

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Edward H. Burtt, Jr. is Cincinnati Conference Professor of Zoology at Ohio Wesleyan University. William E. Davis, Jr. is Professor Emeritus at Boston University.
 
Published May 15, 2013 by Harvard University Press. 464 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Nature & Wildlife, Arts & Photography, Science & Math, Sports & Outdoors, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by This book, full of copious historical and ornithological detail, may be best suited for the birder rather than for the lay reader, but it does give us Wilson's wonderful illustrations—and a sense of the spirit of an extraordinary man whose curiosity reach on Jun 21 2013

...give us Wilson's wonderful illustrations—and a sense of the spirit of an extraordinary man whose curiosity reached far beyond the man-made world.

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