Orlando: Houghton Mifflin, 2007. Octavo, paperback, black and white illustrations.
WAS $25. Scott Weidensaul traces the colourful evolution of American birding: from the frontier ornithologists who collected eggs between border skirmishes to the society matrons who organized the first effective conservation movement; from the luminaries with checkered pasts, such as convicted blackmailer Alexander Wilson and the endlessly self-mythologizing John James Audubon, to the awkward schoolteacher Roger Tory Peterson, whose field guide prompted the explosive growth of modern birding. Spirited and compulsively readable, this book celebrates the passions and achievements of birders throughout American history.
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