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Fauna Boreali-Americana; or, The Zoology of the Northern Parts of British America
Containing Descriptions of the Objects of Natural History Collected on the Late Northern Land Expeditions under Command of Captain Sir John Franklin, R.N.

Volume 2. The Birds

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John Richardson, William Swainson
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  • Date Published: February 2012
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108041683

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  • Sir John Richardson (1787–1865), surgeon, naturalist and Arctic explorer, went on Sir John Franklin's first two Arctic expeditions as ship's doctor and naturalist, and made observations and collected a large number of plant and animal specimens from the Canadian Arctic. On his return to England after the second expedition he began to write this four-volume work of natural history, first published between 1829 and 1837. A volume is dedicated to each of the classes of mammal, bird, fish and insect, which are found in the Canadian Arctic. This work is an interesting example of pre-Darwinian natural history, full of detailed descriptions of the appearance, anatomy and behaviour of the different species. Volume 2 was first published in 1831 and focuses on the species of birds found in the Canadian Arctic. It was co-authored with naturalist and illustrator William Swainson (1789–1855) and contains many illustrations.

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    • Date Published: February 2012
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108041683
    • length: 698 pages
    • dimensions: 297 x 210 x 35 mm
    • weight: 1.65kg
    • contains: 50 colour illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction John Richardson
    Introductory observations on the natural system William Swainson
    Preface William Swainson
    List of authors
    Raptores: Vulturidae
    Falconidae
    Strigidae
    Insessores: Dentirostres: Lanidae
    Merulidae
    Sylvidae
    Ampelidae
    Conirostres: Fringillidae
    Sturnidae
    Corvidae
    Curtipedes
    Scansores: Picidae
    Certhidae
    Tenuirostres: Trochilidae
    Fissirostres: Hirundinidae
    Caprimulgidae
    Halcyonidae
    Rasores: Tetraonidae
    Columbidae
    Grallatores
    Natatores: Anatidae
    Appendices
    Index.

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