Taking Flight: A History of Birds and People in the Heart of America

Taking Flight: A History of Birds and People in the Heart of America

by Michael Edmonds


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780870208362
Publisher: Wisconsin Historical Society
Publication date: 02/06/2018
Edition description: 1
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 309,146
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 3 Months to 18 Years

About the Author

Michael Edmonds has been a recreational birder for three decades. He is the author of two award-winning books from the Wisconsin Historical Society Press, Out of the Northwoods and Risking Everything, and has written several articles for the Wisconsin Magazine of History and other journals. He graduated from Harvard University in 1976, joined the Wisconsin Historical Society staff in 1982, and has taught at the University of Wisconsin since 1986. 

Table of Contents

1 Thinking about Birds 1

2 Bones, Stones, Mounds, and Magic 7

3 Sun Kings, Shamans, and Thunderbirds 33

4 The Great Spirit Had Blessed Them 57

5 Missionaries, Monsters, and Miracles 85

6 Soldiers, Statesmen, and Science 109

7 Fledgling Ornithologists 131

8 Ahonques, Timber-Doodles, and Shitquicks 161

9 Feathers, Fetishes, and Fables 177

10 The Great Extermination 197

11 Thinking about People 225

Sources and Acknowledgments 229

Notes 253

Index 281

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