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The Resource The wonderful Mr. Willughby : the first true ornithologist, Tim Birkhead

The wonderful Mr. Willughby : the first true ornithologist, Tim Birkhead

Label
The wonderful Mr. Willughby : the first true ornithologist
Title
The wonderful Mr. Willughby
Title remainder
the first true ornithologist
Statement of responsibility
Tim Birkhead
Title variation
Wonderful Mister Willughby
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Francis Willughby lived and thrived in the midst of the rapidly accelerating scientific revolution of the seventeenth century. Traveling with his Cambridge tutor John Ray, they decided to overhaul the whole of natural history by imposing order on its messiness and complexity. It was exhilarating, exacting, and exhausting work. Yet before their first book, Ornithology , could be completed, Willughby died in 1672. Since then, Ray's reputation has grown, obscuring that of his collaborator. Now, for the first time, Willughby's story and genius are given the attention they deserve. In his too-short life, Francis Willughby helped found the Royal Society, differentiated birds through identification of their distinguishing features, and asked questions that were, in some cases, centuries ahead of their time
Summary
Describes the too-short life and career of the man who helped found the Royal Society and accelerated science in the 1600s through his study of birds and his identification system that categorized them by distinguishing features
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
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10680848
Cataloging source
DLC
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Birkhead, Tim
Dewey number
B
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Willughby, Francis
  • Ornithologists
  • Naturalists
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the first true ornithologist
Label
The wonderful Mr. Willughby : the first true ornithologist, Tim Birkhead
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1.Bitten by the Snake of Learning -- 2.John Ray and the Cunning Craftsmanship of Nature -- 3.A Momentous Decision -- 4.Continental Journey: The Low Countries -- 5.Images of Central Europe -- 6.Italian Sophistication and Spanish Desolation -- 7.Back at Middleton -- 8.Curious about Birds, Illness and Death -- 9.Into the Light: Publication -- 10.A Sustained Finale: Willughby's Buzzard Takes Flight
Control code
000062204749
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 353 pages, [30] unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781408878484
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2018018017
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
YBP14760066
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1001924209
Label
The wonderful Mr. Willughby : the first true ornithologist, Tim Birkhead
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1.Bitten by the Snake of Learning -- 2.John Ray and the Cunning Craftsmanship of Nature -- 3.A Momentous Decision -- 4.Continental Journey: The Low Countries -- 5.Images of Central Europe -- 6.Italian Sophistication and Spanish Desolation -- 7.Back at Middleton -- 8.Curious about Birds, Illness and Death -- 9.Into the Light: Publication -- 10.A Sustained Finale: Willughby's Buzzard Takes Flight
Control code
000062204749
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 353 pages, [30] unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781408878484
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2018018017
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
YBP14760066
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1001924209

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