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The Resource Connie Hagar : the life history of a Texas birdwatcher, by Karen Harden McCracken ; foreword by Roger Tory Peterson

Connie Hagar : the life history of a Texas birdwatcher, by Karen Harden McCracken ; foreword by Roger Tory Peterson

Label
Connie Hagar : the life history of a Texas birdwatcher
Title
Connie Hagar
Title remainder
the life history of a Texas birdwatcher
Statement of responsibility
by Karen Harden McCracken ; foreword by Roger Tory Peterson
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In any other context, saying that someone was "for the birds" would hardly be polite. But applied to Connie Hagar, it would be high praise. The diminutive birdwatcher nick-named Connie was reared as Martha Conger Neblett in early twentieth-century Texas, where she led a genteel life of tea parties and music lessons. But at middle age she became fascinated with birds and resolved to learn everything she could about them. In 1935, she and her husband, Jack, moved to Rockport, on the Coastal Bend of Texas, to be at the center of one of the most abundant areas of bird life in the country. Her diligence in observation soon had her setting elite East Coast ornithologists on their ears, as she sighted more and more species the experts claimed she could not possibly have seen. (Repeatedly she proved them wrong.) She ultimately earned the respect and love of birders from the shores of New Jersey to the islands of the Pacific. Life magazine pictured her in a tribute to the country's premier amateur naturalists, and she received many awards from nature and birding societies."--Jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 598/.07/234764
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QL31.H24
LC item number
M35 1986
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Connie Hagar : the life history of a Texas birdwatcher, by Karen Harden McCracken ; foreword by Roger Tory Peterson
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
12973664
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvi, 296 p.
Isbn
9780890962480
Lccn
85040748
Note
  • Library's copy 1 (Main): Clothbound.
  • Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): 2nd printing, 1988. Paperbound.
  • Library's copy 3 (SW Writers): Clothbound. Gift of Wilfred and Bridget Webb, 1990 (SW Writers Access. No. 90-050). Author's signed presentation copy to Bridget & Wilfred Webb. Ms. notations. Invitation to reception honoring author laid in. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Connie Hagar : the life history of a Texas birdwatcher, by Karen Harden McCracken ; foreword by Roger Tory Peterson
Publication
Control code
12973664
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvi, 296 p.
Isbn
9780890962480
Lccn
85040748
Note
  • Library's copy 1 (Main): Clothbound.
  • Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): 2nd printing, 1988. Paperbound.
  • Library's copy 3 (SW Writers): Clothbound. Gift of Wilfred and Bridget Webb, 1990 (SW Writers Access. No. 90-050). Author's signed presentation copy to Bridget & Wilfred Webb. Ms. notations. Invitation to reception honoring author laid in. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill.

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