Farber's study is rigorous, thoughtfully articulated, and—at its best—clearly transcends the history of ornithology, natural history, and the history of science.
Anyone concerned with the formation of new scientific disciplines will find Farber's account invaluable.
A good resource for those interested in the early days and origins of ornithology.
By situating the conceptual development of ornithology within its social and institutional context, Farber's study offers rich new materials and fresh insights into the problems of discipline building and professionalization in the natural science. An outstanding monograph.