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Oology and Ralph's Talking Eggs: Bird Conservation Comes Out of Its Shell (Mildred Wyatt-Wold Series in Ornithology)
Before modern binoculars and cameras made it possible to observe birds closely in the wild, many people collected eggs as a way of learning about birds. Serious collectors called their avocation "oology" and kept meticulous records for each set of eggs: the bird's name, the species reference number, the quantity of eggs in the clutch, the date and location where the eggs w ...more
Hardcover, 177 pages
Published November 1st 2007 by University of Texas Press
(first published October 15th 2007)
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Interesting bits of history on Oology and conservation in America. The mid section of the book is a little rough as it details the birds whose eggs are part of the collection that spawned the book. It reads like two really great essays with an Audubon field guide in the middle. I learned something so therefore it was well worth the read.
Christmas gift from Shana - heard a Minn Public Radio review/interview with the author - a well-known Minnesota environmental and bird expert. Looks like a good one. I just like to say, "Oology" - maybe it's not too late to change careers and become an Oologist.
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