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William McGillivray: A Hebridean Naturalist's Journal

Biography / MemoirOut of Print

By: Robert Ralph

167 pages, 32 col & 48 b/w illus

London Natural History Museum

Hardback | Dec 1996 | #12136 | ISBN: 0861521277
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William MacGillivray became Scotland's foremost 19th century ornithologist, and was a close friend of John James Audubon. His five volume A History of British Birds was one of the most careful and detailed descriptions of British birds ever published, yet it never received the credit it deserved. This is an account of the man's life and work, and includes a previously unpublished selection of his illustrations.

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