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Title:
Red coats and wild birds : how military ornithologists and migrant birds shaped empire
Publication Information:
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2020]

©2020
ISBN:
9781469649832
Physical Description:
xiv, 174 pages ; 25 cm.
Series:
Flows, migrations, and exchanges
Language:
English
Contents:
Redcoats and wild birds across the British Empire -- Thomas Wright Blakiston : Crimean scientific war hero -- Andrew Leith Adams : Mediterranean semi-tropicality -- Leonard Howard Lloyd Irby : British military ornithology on the "Rock" -- Philip Savile Grey Reid : red coats and wild birds on the homefront -- Military ornithology in place : territoriality, situated knowledges, and heterogeneities.
Abstract:
"During the nineteenth century, Britain maintained a complex network of garrisons to manage its global empire. While these bases helped the British project power and secure trade routes, they served more than just a strategic purpose. During their tours abroad, many British officers engaged in formal and informal scientific research. In this ambitious history of ornithology and empire, Kirsten A. Greer tracks British officers as they moved around the world, just as migratory birds traversed borders from season to season"-- Provided by publisher.
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