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Author Greer, Kirsten A., author.

Title Red coats and wild birds : how military ornithologists and migrant birds shaped empire / Kirsten A. Greer.

Publication Info. Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2020]

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Description 1 online resource
Series Flows, migrations, and exchanges
Flows, migrations, and exchanges.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Redcoats and wild birds across the British Empire -- Thomas Wright Blakiston : Crimean scientific war hero -- Andrew Leith Adams : Mediterranean semi-tropicality -- Howard Irby : British military ornithology on the "Rock" -- Philip Savile Grey Reid : red coats and wild birds on the homefront -- Military ornithology in place : territoriality, situated knowledges, and heterogeneities.
Summary "During the nineteenth century, Britain maintained a complex network of garrisons to manage its global empire. While these bases helped the British project power and secure trade routes, they served more than just a strategic purpose. During their tours abroad, many British officers engaged in formal and informal scientific research. In this ambitious history of ornithology and empire, Kirsten A. Greer tracks British officers as they moved around the world, just as migratory birds traversed borders from season to season"-- Provided by publisher
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Subject Blakiston, Thomas Wright, 1832-1891.
Blakiston, Thomas Wright, 1832-1891.
Ornithologists -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century -- Biography.
Migratory birds -- Social aspects -- Mediterranean Region.
Great Britain -- Armed Forces -- Officers -- History -- 19th century -- Biography.
Great Britain -- Colonies -- Geography.
Great Britain -- Colonies -- History -- 19th century.
Mediterranean Region -- History -- 19th century.
Chronological Term 1800-1899
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Greer, Kirsten A. Red coats and wild birds. Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2020] 9781469649825 (DLC) 2019019412 (OCoLC)1104920264
ISBN 9781469649856 (electronic bk.)
1469649853 (electronic bk.)