The Emergence of a Discipline: Ornithology 1820–1850

  • Paul Lawrence Farber
Part of the Studies in the History of Modern Science book series (SHMS, volume 12)


European society was fundamentally altered by the combined impact of social and economic revolutions in the late eighteenth century. By 1830 the effect of the ramifications of these two movements was evident. E. J. Hobsbawm wrote that:

Whichever aspect of social life we survey, 1830 marks a turning-point in it… in the history of human migrations, social and geographical, in that of the arts and or ideology, it appears with equal prominence.1


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  • Paul Lawrence Farber
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  1. 1.Department of General ScienceOregon State UniversityUSA

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