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Birders of Africa - History of a network (Paperback): Nancy J. Jacobs

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Nancy J. Jacobs

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In this unique and unprecedented study of birding in Africa, historian Nancy Jacobs reconstructs the collaborations between well-known ornithologists and the largely forgotten guides, hunters and taxidermists who worked with them. Drawing on ethnography, scientific publications, private archives and interviews, Jacobs asks: How did white ornithologists both depend on and operate distinctively from African birders? What investment did African birders have in collaborating with ornithologists? By distilling the interactions between European science and African vernacular knowledge, this work offers a fascinating examination of the colonial and postcolonial politics of expertise about nature. It is also a riveting history of the discovery of certain bird species.

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Imprint: Juta Legal and Academic Publishers
Country of origin: South Africa
Release date: December 2018
Authors: Nancy J. Jacobs
Format: Paperback
Pages: 348
ISBN-13: 978-1-77582-251-6
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography
Books > Science & Mathematics > Science: general issues
Books > Science & Mathematics > Biology, life sciences
Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography > Science, technology & engineering
Books > Science & Mathematics > Science: general issues > History of science
Books > Science & Mathematics > Biology, life sciences > Zoology & animal sciences
Books > Science & Mathematics > Biology, life sciences > Zoology & animal sciences > Vertebrates
Books > Science & Mathematics > Biology, life sciences > Zoology & animal sciences > Vertebrates > Birds (ornithology)
Books > Biography > Science, technology & engineering
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LSN: 1-77582-251-6
Barcode: 9781775822516

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