Oology and Ralph’s Talking Eggs

Carrol L. Henderson

In Oology and Ralph’s Talking Eggs, Carrol L. Henderson uses the vast egg collection of Ralph Handsaker, an Iowa farmer, as the starting point for a fascinating account of oology and its role in the origins of modern birdwatching, scientific ornithology, and bird conservation in North America. Henderson describes Handsaker’s and other oologists’ collecting activities, which included not only gathering bird eggs in the wild but also trading and purchasing eggs from collectors around the world.

status Copy #1 (6438): in
genre Hard Science ยป Ecology
publisher University of Texas Press
publish date 2007
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