WorldCat Identities

Fisher, James 1912-1970

Overview
Works: 185 works in 758 publications in 5 languages and 13,061 library holdings
Genres: Pictorial works  Bibliography  Juvenile works  History  Biographies  Personal correspondence  Popular works  Illustrated works  Field guides  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Collector, Director, Contributor, Other, Interviewee
Classifications: QH138.S4, 598.2
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Most widely held works by James Fisher
Wild America : the record of a 30,000 mile journey around the continent by a distinguished naturalist and his British colleague by Roger Tory Peterson( Book )

26 editions published between 1955 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated 30,000-mile tour of the continent
Wildlife in danger by James Fisher( Book )

8 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 1,098 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Authoritative information on mammals, birds and other animals and plants of the world that are threatened with extinction. Based on the facts collected by the Survival Service Commission of the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources
The world of birds by James Fisher( Book )

10 editions published between 1964 and 1988 in English and held by 848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A large, lavishly illustrated natural history of birds, by two outstanding ornithologists
Wildlife crisis by Philip( Book )

13 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Fisher and Roger Tory Peterson's World of birds by James Fisher( Book )

10 editions published between 1964 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A general natural history of birds presented through an illustrated cross-section of the entire species of the world's living birds
Watching birds by James Fisher( Book )

28 editions published between 1940 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This revised edition of the late James Fisher's much praised Watching Birds is the work of Dr Jim Flegg, Director of the British Trust for Ornithology. In his Preface Dr Flegg writes: "It is a daunting task to revise the bird book on which you cut your teeth: it is the surest measure of the man who wrote it that what is needed, after thirty-odd years, is an updating and not a sweeping revision." Among James Fisher's deservedly popular writings Watching Birds was probably the most read and consulted. After several reprints (published by Penguin Books) he planned to re-write it, and it is wholly appropriate that the work should now be done by Dr Flegg who, like the original author, has done much to help arouse and stimulate a widening interest in watching and understanding the life and world of birds. It is an indication of that interest today that radio and TV programmes (in which Dr Flegg has frequently participated) have audiences of millions. Such numbers are hardly surprising since few leisure activities offer as effective or as gratifying an antidote to the pressures of modern life as birdwatching - and few can be as readily and inexpensively pursued at almost any time, anywhere. Watching Birds has been an introduction and an item of basic equipment to tens of thousands of birdwatchers in the past, and this new and revised edition is assured of an even wider audience."--Bloomsbury Publishing
Fine bird books, 1700-1900 by Sacheverell Sitwell( Book )

23 editions published between 1953 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sea-birds; an introduction to the natural history of the sea-birds of the North Atlantic by James Fisher( Book )

14 editions published between 1954 and 1989 in 4 languages and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wonderful world of the sea by James Fisher( Book )

11 editions published between 1957 and 1972 in English and Spanish and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of the sea and man's relationship to it from the appearance of the first living things in the ocean to the development of modern scientific navigation and underwater exploration
The living thoughts of Darwin by Charles Darwin( Book )

14 editions published between 1939 and 1963 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zoos of the world; the story of animals in captivity by James Fisher( Book )

4 editions published between 1966 and 1967 in English and French and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thorburn's birds by Archibald Thorburn( Book )

18 editions published between 1967 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shackleton and the Antarctic by Margery Fisher( Book )

5 editions published in 1958 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A detailed, unbiased and authoritative biography of the explorer from his birth in 1874, until his death in 1922, gleaned from a wealth of research
The birds of Britain by James Fisher( Book )

16 editions published between 1942 and 1997 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wonderful world of the air by James Fisher( Book )

11 editions published between 1958 and 1972 in English and Spanish and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shackleton by Margery Fisher( Book )

11 editions published in 1957 in English and Undetermined and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fulmar by James Fisher( Book )

14 editions published between 1952 and 1984 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The red book: wildlife in danger by James Fisher( Book )

13 editions published between 1969 and 1972 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Doubleday pictorial library of nature : earth, plants, animals by ltd., London Rathbone Books( Book )

6 editions published between 1960 and 1961 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The natural history of Selborne by Gilbert White( Book )

10 editions published between 1941 and 1960 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is a compilation of 44 letters from White to zoologist Thomas Pennant, and 66 letters to Daines Barrington, a member of the Royal Society along with White. The original edition also included 26 letters on the antiquities, but it is his Natural History that has become an indispensable part of the Western Canon. White used these letters to document his meticulous observations of birds, plants and animals in the countryside around his home, at Selborne in Hampshire. He is often considered England’s first ecologist. This work is a classic not only for its value as an Enlightenment study of landscape and nature, but even more so for it being a great piece of literature, written in a style that is timeless, providing an atmosphere that is unmatched in its ability to pull the reader into the tranquil world around White’s home in the 18th century English countryside"--Books and Vines
 
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Wild America : the record of a 30,000 mile journey around the continent by a distinguished naturalist and his British colleague
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Watching birdsThorburn's birds
Alternative Names
Fišer, D.

Fisher J.

Fisher, James, 1912-

Fisher, James L.

Fisher James Maxwell McConnell

Fisher, James Maxwell McConnell 1912-1970

James Fisher britischer Ornithologe, Naturforscher, Autor, Redakteur und Rundfunksprecher

James Fisher British ornithologist and writer

James Fisher Brits ornitholoog (1912-1970)

James Fisher naturaliste et ornithologue britannique

James Maxwell McConnell Fisher 1912-1970

McConnell Fisher, James Maxwell

McConnell Fisher, James Maxwell, 1912-1970

Фишер Д.

Фишер, Д 1912-1970

Фишер, Д. (Джеймс), 1912-1970

피셔, 제임스 1912-1970

ジェームズ・フィッシャー

フィッシャー, J.

フイッシャー, J

Languages
English (257)

Spanish (5)

French (2)

German (1)

Polish (1)