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Audubon to Xantus: The Lives of Those Commemorated in North American Bird Names

Biography / Memoir

By: B Mearns and R Mearns

588 pages, B/w photos, line drawings, maps

A & C Black

Paperback | Dec 1992 | #17792 | ISBN: 0124874231
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A worthy sequel to Biographies for Birdwatchers, this volume gives biographies for 98 people who have given their names to over 130 species of bird found in America north of Mexico. Includes such familiar names as Steller, Audubon, Baird, Swainson and Wilson. Illustrated with a line drawing of the species named, and in some cases, portraits of the people involved.


James William Abert; Edward Adams; Dr Alexandre; Charles Andre Allen; Mary Virginia Anderson; John James Audubon; John Bachman; Lucy Hunter Baird; Spencer Fullerton Baird; Pierre Etienne Theodore Ballieu; John Barrow; William Bartram; John Graham Bell; Charles Emil Bendire; Thomas Bewick; Charles Reed Bishop; Anna blackburne and Ashton Blackburne; Charles Lucien Jules; Laurent Bonaparte; Zenaide Laetitia Julie Bonaparte; Matteo Botteri; Johann Friedrich von Brandt; Aglae Brelay; Thomas Mayo Brewer; Walter Lawry Buller; James Bulwer; John Cassin; John Henry Clark; William Clark; James Cook; William Cooper; Charles Barney Cory; Louis Marie Pantaleon Costa; Marquis de Beauregard; Darius Nash Couch; Grace Coues; Federico Craveri; Sanford Ballard Dole; Johann Reinhold Forster; John Franklin; William Gambel; George Robert Gray; Johannes Christopher Gundlach; William Alexander Hammond; Edward Harris; Adolphus Lewis Heermann; John Steven Henslow; Jens Wilken Hornemann; William Hutton; Robert Hennicott; Jared Potter Kirtland; Friedrich Beinrich von Kittletz; George Newbold Lawrence; William Elford Leach; John Lawrence LeConte; Marie Clemence Lesson; Meriwether Lewis; Felix Louis L'Herminier and Ferdinand Joseph L'Herminier; Thomas Lincoln; Robert Mccormick; John Porter McCown; Peter McDouglall; William Macgillivray; Charles Leslie McKay; Anna Massena, Duchess of Rivioli; Eenesto Mauri; George Campbell Munro; Adolphe Simon Neboux; Thomas Nuttall; Harry Church Oberholser; Henry C. Palmer; the Brothers Paris; Robert Ridgeway; Bernard Rogan Ross; James Clark Ross; Edward Sabine; Thomas Say; Philip Lutley Sclater; Winfield Scott; Gideon B. Smith; Isaac Sprague; George Wilhelm Steller; Hugh Edwin Strickland; William Swainson; John Eliot Thayer; Charles Haskins Townsend; John Kirk Townsand; Thomas Stewart Traill; Henry Baker Traill; William Baker Tristram; William Sanson; Vaux; Jules Pierre Verreaux and Edward Verreaux; Josiah Dwight Whitney; Robert Stockton Williamson; Alexander Wilson; Wollweber; Charles Wright; John Xantus.

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