The Sport of Bird-Study


Author: Herbert Keightley Job

Publisher: Palala Press

ISBN: 9781379148074

Category: History

Page: 418

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Roger Tory Peterson

A Biography


Author: Douglas Carlson

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292752857

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 308

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Beginning with his 1934 Field Guide to the Birds, Roger Tory Peterson introduced literally millions of people to the pleasures of observing birds in the wild. His field guide, which has gone through five editions and sold more than four million copies, fostered an appreciation for the natural world that set the stage for the contemporary environmental movement. When Rachel Carson's Silent Spring sounded a warning about the threat to birds and their habitats in the 1960s, the Peterson field guides had already prepared the public and the scientific community to heed the warning and fight to save habitat and protect endangered species—a result that Peterson wholeheartedly approved. In this authoritative, highly readable biography of Roger Tory Peterson (1908-1996), Douglas Carlson creates a fascinating portrait of the complex, often conflicted man behind the brand name. He describes how Peterson's obsession with birds began in boyhood and continued throughout a multifaceted career as a painter, writer, educator, environmentalist, and photographer. Carlson traces Peterson's long struggle to become both an accomplished bird artist and a scientific naturalist—competing goals that drove Peterson to work to the point of exhaustion and that also deprived him of many aspects of a normal personal life. Carlson also records Peterson's many lasting achievements, from the phenomenal success of the field guides, to the bird paintings that brought him renown as "the twentieth century's Audubon," to the establishment of the Roger Tory Peterson Institute to carry on his work in conservation and education.

Boy Scouts Handbook

Original 1911 Edition


Author: Boy Scouts of America

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1616081988

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 448

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A reprint of the first Boy Scouts handbook from 1911 covers woodcraft, camping, signs and signaling, first aid, chivalry, and games.

De Arte Venardi Cum Avibus

Being the De Arte Venandi Cum Avibus of Frederick II of Hohenstaufen


Author: Frederick II (Holy Roman Emperor),Casey Albert Wood,Florence Marjorie Fyfe

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804703741

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 637

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De Arte Venandi cum Avibus was written shortly before the year 1250 by Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor, King of Sicily and Jerusalem, in whose court, with its remarkably cosmopolitan and highly intellectual life, may be found the real beginning of the Italian Renaissance. In spite of its title, it is far more than a dissertation on hunting. There is a lengthy introduction dealing with the anatomy of birds, an intensely interesting description of avian habits, and the excursions of migratory birds. Indeed, this ancient book has long been recognized as the first zoological treatise written in the critical spirit of modern science. The sumptuous volume now in hand is, however, the first translation into English of the complete text, originally divided into a prologue and size books. Together, the translators and editors, have at last made available this classic work and have adorned it with notes, comments, bibliographies, and glossary. They have produced a work of great value to zoologists--especially the ornithologist--and also to everyone interested in the history of science and in medieval art and letters.

The Problems of Birds as Pests

Proceedings of a Symposium Held at the Royal Geographical Society, London, on 28 and 29 September 1967


Author: R. K. Murton,E. N. Wright

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483268365

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 268

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The Problems of Birds as Pests covers the proceedings of the symposium held at the Royal Geographical Society in London on 28 and 29 September 1967. The text focuses on the problems posed by birds on agriculture and air transport, as well as control of population, scaring techniques, and warning systems. The selection first discusses prospective considerations concerning bio-acoustics in relation to bird-scaring techniques and recent developments in bird scaring on airfields. Topics include system of behavior and hierarchy of signals, informative content of acoustic signals, and signal-noise ratio. The book also ponders on bird recognition by radar and bird warning system for aircrafts in flight. The publication reviews the rook issue in North-East Scotland and the problems brought by the oystercatchers, including availability of field crops and their utilization by rooks, rook population, and food intake of the birds and comparison with stock and fishing levels. The manuscript then surveys predator-prey relationships in bird damage and population control and the quelea problem in Africa. The selection is a valuable source of information for ornithologists and readers interested in the characteristic of birds as pests.

The History of Sport in Britain, 1880-1914: Field sports


Author: Martin Polley

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415231398

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 400

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This five volume set is a comprehensive collection of primary sources on sports in the late Victorian and Edwardian eras. At the beginning of the period few sports were regulated, but by the outbreak of the First World War organized sports had become an integral part of British cultural, social and economic life. Specialist Martin Polley has collected articles from a wide range of journals including "Blackwood's Magazine,"" Nineteenth Century," "Fortnightly Review" and "Contemporary Review," all of which reveal changing middle-class attitudes to sports. The five volumes cover the varieties of sports being promoted, sports and education, commercial and financial aspects, sports and animals and the globalization of sports through empire.

Manual for bird banders


Author: Frederick Charles Lincoln,Samuel Prentiss Baldwin

Publisher: N.A


Category: Nature

Page: 112

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The World of Instinct

Niko Tinbergen and the Rise of Ethology in the Netherlands (1920-1950)


Author: D. René Röell

Publisher: Uitgeverij Van Gorcum

ISBN: 9789023235590

Category: Animal behavior

Page: 242

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