Henry Dresser and Victorian Ornithology

Henry Dresser and Victorian Ornithology Birds, Books and Business

Hardback (10 Nov 2017) | English

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Synopsis

This book explores the life of Henry Dresser (1838-1915), one of the most productive British ornithologists of the mid-late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and is largely based on previously unpublished archival material. Dresser travelled widely and spent time in Texas during the American Civil War. He built enormous collections of skins and eggs of birds from Europe, North America and Asia, which formed the basis of over 100 publications, including some of the finest bird books of the late nineteenth century. Dresser was a leading figure in scientific society and in the early bird conservation movement; his correspondence and diaries reveal the inner workings, motivations, personal relationships and rivalries that existed among the leading ornithologists.

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Manchester University Press

Manchester University Press

Founded in 1904, MUP is the third largest University Press in England and publishes monographs and textbooks by authors from all over the world. Currently publishing 145 new books a year and managing a portfolio of 14 journals as well as an extensive backlist of over 1000 titles, the Press sells more than 150,000 books each year to a global audience. The Press exports some 50 percent of output to more than 60 countries using representatives in Britain, Ireland and Europe and agents elsewhere including North America, Canada and Australia.

Book information

ISBN: 9781784994136
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Imprint: Manchester University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 598.092
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xxiv, 341 , 32 unnumbered of plates
Weight: 1100g
Height: 247mm
Width: 177mm
Spine width: 33mm