BIRDERS OF AFRICA *

BIRDERS OF AFRICA *

HISTORY OF A NETWORK

70,00 €
IVA incluido
Disponible
Editorial:
YALE UNIVERSITY PRESS
Año de edición:
Materia
Ornitología general i assaig
ISBN:
978-0-300-20961-7
Páginas:
352
Encuadernación:
Cartoné
Idioma:
Inglés

In this unique and unprecedented study of birding in Africa, historian Nancy Jacobs reconstructs the collaborations between well-known ornithologists and the largely forgotten guides, hunters, and taxidermists who worked with them. Drawing on ethnography, scientific publications, private archives, and interviews, Jacobs asks: How did white ornithologists both depend on and operate distinctively from African birders? What investment did African birders have in collaborating with ornithologists? By distilling the interactions between European science and African vernacular knowledge, this stunningly illustrated work offers a fascinating examination of the colonial and postcolonial politics of expertise about nature.