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By Nancy J. Jacobs

In this targeted and exceptional learn of birding in Africa, historian Nancy Jacobs reconstructs the collaborations among recognized ornithologists and the mostly forgotten publications, hunters, and taxidermists who labored with them. Drawing on ethnography, clinical courses, deepest data, and interviews, Jacobs asks: How did white ornithologists either rely on and function distinctively from African birders? What funding did African birders have in participating with ornithologists? through distilling the interactions among eu technology and African vernacular wisdom, this stunningly illustrated paintings deals a desirable exam of the colonial and postcolonial politics of craftsmanship approximately nature.

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Birders of Africa: History of a Network (Yale Agrarian Studies Series)

During this distinctive and unparalleled learn of birding in Africa, historian Nancy Jacobs reconstructs the collaborations among famous ornithologists and the principally forgotten courses, hunters, and taxidermists who labored with them. Drawing on ethnography, medical guides, deepest information, and interviews, Jacobs asks: How did white ornithologists either rely on and function distinctively from African birders?

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