early american natural history
"An American Behemoth: Peale's Mastodon." Treasures of the APS. American Philosophical Society. Last modified 2006. http://www.amphilsoc.org/exhibits/treasures/mastodon.htm
Audubon, James J. The Birds of America : from Drawings Made in the United States and Their Territories. 7 vols. 1840-1844. Biodiversity Heritage Library, 2012. http://dx.doi.org/10.5962/bhl.title.61411
Bartram, William. Travels and Other Writings by William Bartram, edited by Thomas P. Slaughter. New York : Literary Classics of the United States, 1996.
Bartram, William. Travels Through North & South Carolina, Georgia, East & West Florida, the Cherokee Country, the Extensive Territories of the Muscogulges, or Creek Confederacy, and the Country of the Chactaws; Containing An Account of the Soil and Natural Productions of Those Regions, Together with Observations on the Manners of the Indians. 1791. Documenting the American South, 2001. http://docsouth.unc.edu/nc/bartram/bartram.html
Benfey, Christopher. A Summer of Hummingbirds: Love, Art, and Scandal in the Intersecting Worlds of Emily Dickinson, Mark Twain, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Martin Johnson Heade. New York : Penguin Press, 2008.
Blum, Ann Shelby. Picturing Nature American Nineteenth Century Zoological Illustration. Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 1993.
“Biological Altruism.” Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Last updated July 21, 2013. http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/altruism-biological/ .
Brown, David. “Birds’ Cooperative Breeding Sheds Light on Altruism.” Washington Post, August 17, 2007. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/08/16/AR2007081602257.html .
Catesby, Mark. The natural history of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands : containing the figures of birds, beasts, fishes, serpents, insects, and plants : particularly, the forest-trees, shrubs, and other plants, not hitherto described, or very incorrectly figured by authors : together with their descriptions in English and French : to which, are added observations on the air, soil, and waters : with remarks upon agriculture, grain, pulse, roots, &c. : to the whole, is prefixed a new and correct map of the countries treated of. 2 Vols. 1729-1747. Biodiversity Heritage Library, 2013. http://dx.doi.org/10.5962/bhl.title.62015.
Chaplin, Joyce E. “Mark Catesby, a Skeptical Newtonian in America,” Empire’s Nature Mark Catesby’s New World Vision, edited by Amy R. W. Meyers and Margaret Beck Pritchard. Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, 1998.
Farager, John Mack, Mari Jo Buhle, Daniel Czitrom, and Susan H. Armitage. Out of Many. 6th AP ed. New Jersey: Pearson Education, Inc., 2011.
Holmes, Richard. The Age of Wonder. New York: Pantheon, 2008.
Holway, Tatiana. The Flower of Empire, An Amazonian Water Lily, the Quest to Make it Bloom, and the World It Created. New York: Oxford University, Press, 2013.
Iannini, Christopher. "The Vertigo of Circum-Caribbean Empire: William Bartram's Florida." Mississippi Quarterly: 147-155.
Irmscher, Christoph. The Poetics of Natural History. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1999.
Jefferson, Thomas. "Jefferson's Instructions to Meriwether Lewis." The Jefferson Monticello. Accessed June 25, 2014. http://www.monticello.org/site/jefferson/jeffersons-instructions-to-meriwether-lewis
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Krulwich, Robert. "Thomas Jefferson Needs A Dead Moose Right Now To Defend America." Krulwich Wonders. NPR. Last modified January 16, 2014. http://www.npr.org/blogs/krulwich/2014/01/15/262916045/thomas-jefferson-needs-a-dead-moose-right-now-to-defend-america
Lewis, Andrew J. "A Democracy of Facts, an Empire of Reason: Swallow Submersion and Natural History in the Early American Republic." The William and Mary Quarterly, 62 no. 4 (Oct. 2005): 663-696. http://www.jstor.org/stable/3491444.
Magee, Judith. The Art and Science of William Bartram. University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, 2007.
Minkle, J.R. “Squirrel Has Hot Tail to Tell Snakes,” Scientific American. Last modified August 14, 2007. http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/squirrel-hot-tail-tell-snakes/
Montiero, George. “On ‘Design’” Modern American Poetry. Accessed June 28, 2014. http://www.english.illinois.edu/maps/poets/a_f/frost/design.htm .
Munro, Jane. “‘More Like a Work of Art Than of Nature’: Darwin, Beauty and Sexual Selection.” Endless Forms: Charles Darwin, Natural Science, and the Visual Arts. Edited by Diana Donald and Jane Munro. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2009. 253-291.
“Robosquirrels Versus Rattlesnakes” UCDavis News and Information. http://www.news.ucdavis.edu/search/news_detail.lasso?id=10187
Pascoe, Judith. The Hummingbird Cabinet, A Rare and Curious History of Romantic Collections. Ithica, NY: Cornell University Press, 2006.
Sanders, Robert. “Hummingbird Evolution Soared after They Invaded South America 22 Million Years Ago.” UC Berkeley News Center. Last modified April 3, 2014. http://newscenter.berkeley.edu/2014/04/03/hummingbird-evolution-soared-after-invading-south-america-22-million-years-ago/
“Squirrel Lightsaber,” Science Scope 31, no. 2 (October 2007): 8.
Stebbins, Theodore E., Jr. Martin Johnson Heade. Boston : Museum of Fine Arts, 1999.
Tomkins, Calvin. “Man and Beast, the Narrative Art of Walton Ford.” New Yorker, January 6, 2009. http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2009/01/26/090126fa_fact_tomkins?currentPage=all .
Wilson, Alexander (vols 1-7) and George Ord (vols 8 & 9). American Ornithology; or, The Natural History of the Birds of the United States: Illustrated with Plates, Engraved and Colored from Original Drawings Taken from Nature. 9 Vols. Philadelphia: Bradford and Inskeep, 1808-14.
Wilson, David. "The Iconography of Mark Catesby." South Carolina Historical Magazine 4, no. 2 (Winter, 1970-71): 169-183.
Wirth, Thomas. "'So Many Things for His Profit and for His Pleasure': British and Colonial Naturalists Respond to an Enlightenment Creed, 1727-1777. The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography 131, no. 2 (April 2007): 127-147.
Wulf, Andrea. Founding Gardeners, The Revolutionary Generation, Nature, and the Shaping of the American Nation. New York: Vintage Books, 2012.