Cover

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Title Page, Copyright Page

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pp. i-iv

Contents

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pp. v-vi

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Acknowledgments

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pp. vii-x

This contribution to the study of birds and their names follows a remarkable tradition begun gray years ago and carried on by many people who march through these pages: Aristotle, Pliny the Elder, Alexander Wilson, John James Audubon, and all...

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Introduction

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pp. 1-6

The naming of things may be the world’s oldest profession. Adam was assigned the task in the second chapter of Genesis, and the nomenclature and taxonomy of biological organisms were the main occupations of early scientists. As a result, flocks of books...

The Birds

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pp. 7-156

Biographies

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pp. 157-162

Selected Bibliography

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pp. 163-168

Index of Common Names

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pp. 169-174

Index of Species Names

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pp. 175-180

Series Page

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