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A Passion for Birds:
American Ornithology after Audubon
Mark V. Barrow Jr.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

ILLUSTRATIONS
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
INTRODUCTION
CHAPTER ONE The Culture of Collecting
Roosevelt's Museum
The Culture of Collecting
Quantitative Dimensions
Collecting Conflicts
CHAPTER TWO Desiderata: Bird Collecting and Community
Recruiting Ridgway
Early American Collections
Collecting Networks
Serial Collecting
Sporting Naturalists
Collecting and Identification Guides
Perilous Pursuits
Women Ornithologists
CHAPTER THREE Forging Boundaries, Creating Occupational Space
The Gathering
The Nuttall Club
Creating the AOU
"Amateurs" and the AOU
Forging a Profession I
Forging a Profession II
The Shufeldt Affair
Membership Redux
CHAPTER FOUR Nomenclatural Reform and the Quest for Standards and Stability
Disciplining Ornithology
The Geography of Species
The "American" Subspecies Concept
The AOU and Nomenclatural Reform
Plain English
Trinomial Woes
CHAPTER FIVE Embracing and Abandoning Bird Protection
Chapman's Parakeets
Discovering Extinction
Embracing Bird Protection
Grinnell's Audubon Society
Critics of Conservation
Permit Perturbations
Abandoning Bird Protection
CHAPTER SIX Protecting Birds, Protecting Ornithologists
Reviving the Movement
Dutcher's Push for Protection
Redefining Ornithology
Conserve the Collector
A Crisis in Conservation
Renewing the Conservation Commitment
CHAPTER SEVEN Birdwatchers, Scientists, and
the Politics of Vision
Cooperation and Conflict
A Field Guide to Birdwatching
Constructing Observational Networks
Birdwatching, Bird Banding, and the Biological Survey
Cooperative Life-History Studies
The Problem of Sight Records
Palmer's Qualms
CHAPTER EIGHT Reforming American Ornithology
The State of the Union
Graduate Training in Ornithology
Enter Ernst Mayr
Making Space for Nice
Reforming the AOU
CONCLUSION
NOTES
BIBLIOGRAPHY
INDEX

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