Birders Of Africa: History Of A Network

byNancy J. Jacobs

Hardcover | April 26, 2016

Birders Of Africa: History Of A Network by 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 stunningly illustrated work offers a fascinating examination of the colonial and postcolonial politics of expertise about nature.
Title:Birders Of Africa: History Of A NetworkFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:352 pages, 9.25 X 6.12 X 1 inShipping dimensions:352 pages, 9.25 X 6.12 X 1 inPublished:April 26, 2016Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0300209614

ISBN - 13:9780300209617

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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