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Published: 12 December 2017

368 Pages | 62 colour illus., 116 b/w illus.

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9781784994136

Bookseller Code (1A)

Henry Dresser and Victorian Ornithology

Birds, Books and Business

Henry A. McGhie

Published by Manchester University Press

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.