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Histoire de l'Ornithologie

By: Valérie Chansigaud(Author)
240 pages, 250 colour illustrations
Histoire de l'Ornithologie
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  • Histoire de l'Ornithologie ISBN: 9782603015131 Paperback Sep 2007 Usually dispatched within 1 week
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Language: French

Colorful, graceful, splendid singers, and readily observable, birds have always been a privileged object of study for naturalists and a subject of wonder for all of humanity. Ornithology is an ancient science. But it is also an eminently modern science: environmental concerns – oil spills, endangered avian species ... – often place it at the heart of everyday life.

From the myths of the Middle Ages to the advent of ecology – which has its origins in ornithology – through to the famous Darwin's finches or the craze for birdwatching, this book recounts the development of a science that continues to inspire us.

- A clear chronological approach, enriched with a reflection on the discipline.
- A lively and colorful narrative with 250 illustrations and sidebars.
- An appendix with detailed timeline to identify the key characters and events.

Summary in French:
Colorés, gracieux, fins chanteurs, facilement observables, les oiseaux ont de tout temps constitué un objet d’étude privilégié pour les naturalistes et un objet d’émerveillement pour l’humanité entière. L’ornithologie est donc une science ancienne. Mais c’est aussi une science éminemment actuelle : les préoccupations environnementales – marées noires, espèces menacées, grippe aviaire… - la placent souvent au cœur de notre quotidien.

Des mythes du Moyen Age à l’avènement de l’écologie – qui puise ses origines dans l’ornithologie – en passant par les fameux « pinsons de Darwin » ou par l’engouement pour le birdwatching, cet ouvrage conte le développement d’une science qui n’a pas fini de nous inspirer.

- Une approche chronologique claire, enrichie d'une réflexion sur la discipline.
- Un récit vivant et haut en couleurs grâce à 250 illustrations et des encadrés.
- En annexe, une frise détaillée pour repérer les personnages et les événements clefs.

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By: Valérie Chansigaud(Author)
240 pages, 250 colour illustrations
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