The Feathery Tribe: Robert Ridgway and the Modern Study of Birds
Biography of Robert Ridgway (1850-1929), ornithologist and curator of birds at the Smithsonian Institution's United States National Museum. Ridgway was a talented scientific illustrator and known for his work on color standardization in natural history. The work traces the development of systematic ornithology in the second half of the nineteenth century and early twentieth century, and Ridgway's role in professionalizing and standardizing ornithological research. It also addresses the creation of the American Ornithologists Union and Ridgway's influence on its journal, The Auk.
Smithsonian History Bibliography
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Number of pages : 373; Page numbers : 1-346