Early Annals of Ornithology

  title={Early Annals of Ornithology},
  author={J. Gurney},
  • J. Gurney
  • History
  • Nature
  • ALL who are interested in ornithology should read this book, which gives an excellent account of our knowledge of birds from the earliest times, and of the authorities whence that knowledge is drawn. Mr. Gurney, as he tells us in his preface, is more particularly concerned with Britain; indeed, if more than occasional references were to be made to such European authors as Aldrovandus, Belon, Clusius, and Gesner, the work would become of unmanageable size. After a preliminary survey of… CONTINUE READING
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