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Biographies, autobiographies, and memoirs of people who have contributed to the study of birds.


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The Song of the Magpie Robin

A Memoir
By Futehally, Zafar; Chandola,...
Nov 2014 Birder, naturalist and writer, Zafar Futehally was born in 1920 into a business family of Bombay....

Spencer Baird of the Smithsonian

By Rivinus, E.F.; Youssef, E.M.
Nov 1992 In the course of a fascinating life at the center of nineteenth-century science, Spencer Fullerto...

The Business of Nature

John Gould and Australia
By Russell, Roslyn
Apr 2011 This is the story of John Gould, whose driving energy and endless enthusiasm would see him achiev...

This Strange Wilderness

The life and art of John James Audubon
By Nancy Plain
Mar 2015 Birds were 'the objects of my greatest delight,' wrote John James Audubon (1785-1851), founder of...

Turaco Country

Reminiscences of East African Birding
By Dale A Zimmerman
Jun 2015 Dale Zimmerman's singular memoir details a half-century of ornithological investigations in East...

Vista Nieve

The Remarkable True Adventures of an Early Twen...
By Melbourne R. Carriker
Jun 2001 This is a biography of the author's maternal grandparents, Orlando and Eva Flye, from the United...

Wings Over the Western Front

The First World War Diaries of Collingwood Ingram
By Ernest Pollard; Hazel Strouts
Jun 2014 These First World War diaries provide a vivid contrast between the horrors of War and the beauty...