WorldCat Identities

Lewis, Daniel 1959-

Works: 4 works in 15 publications in 1 language and 1,164 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography 
Classifications: QB15, 520.9
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Most widely held works by Daniel Lewis
Star struck : one thousand years of the art and science of astronomy by Ronald Brashear ( Book )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The feathery tribe : Robert Ridgway and the modern study of birds by Daniel Lewis ( Book )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Amateurs and professionals studying birds at the end of the nineteenth century were a contentious, passionate group with goals that intersected, collided and occasionally merged in their writings and organizations. Driven by a desire to advance science, as well as by ego, pride, honor, insecurity, religion and other clashing sensibilities, they struggled to absorb the implications of evolution after Darwin. In the process, they dramatically reshaped the study of birds. Daniel Lewis here explores the professionalization of ornithology through one of its key figures: Robert Ridgway, the Smithsonian Institution's first curator of birds and one of North America's most important natural scientists. Exploring a world in which the uses of language, classification and accountability between amateurs and professionals played essential roles, Lewis offers a vivid introduction to Ridgway and shows how his work fundamentally influenced the direction of American and international ornithology. He explores the inner workings of the Smithsonian and the role of collectors working in the field and reveals previously unknown details of the ornithological journal The Auk and the untold story of the color dictionaries for which Ridgway is known"--
Iron horse imperialism : the Southern Pacific of Mexico, 1880-1951 by Daniel Lewis ( Book )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In his native habitat : characteristics of the science fiction writer by R Reginald ( Book )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.47 (from 0.32 for Star struc ... to 0.84 for Iron horse ...)
Alternative Names
Lewis, Dan, 1959-
English (15)