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DOUGHTY, Robin W. 1941-

PERSONAL: Born January 3, 1941, in Swanland, Hull, England; immigrated to the United States, 1967; son of Walter K. (in business) and Mary (Whitaker) Doughty. Education: Vatican College, Baccalaurea in Philosophia, 1963; University of Reading, B.A. (with honors), 1966; University of California—Berkeley, Ph. D., 1971.

ADDRESSES: Office—Department of Geography, University of Texas—Austin, Austin, TX 78712.

CAREER: Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, research associate, 1970-71; University of Texas—Austin, Austin, assistant professor, 1971-73, associate professor of geography, 1974—, sponsor of Oxford Summer Exchange, 1985-86. Oxford University, visiting lecturer, 1976-77.

MEMBER: Association of American Geographers, Texas Institute of Letters.

WRITINGS:

Feather Fashions and Bird Preservation: A Study in Nature Protection, University of California Press (Berkeley, CA), 1975.

(With William E. deBuys, Jr.) Future Landscapes of the Colorado Plateau: Impacts of Energy Development, Center for Energy Studies, University of Texas—Austin (Austin, TX), 1982.

Wildlife and Man in Texas: Environmental Change and Conservation, Texas A & M University Press (College Station, TX), 1983.

(With Larry L. Smith) The Amazing Armadillo: Geography of a Folk Critter, University of Texas Press (Austin, TX), 1984.

At Home in Texas: Early Views of the Land, Texas A & M University Press (College Station, TX), 1987.

State Birds: The Mockingbird (monograph), University of Texas Press (Austin, TX), 1987.

(With Barbara M. Parmenter) Endangered Species, illustrated by Angelo Mitchell, Texas Monthly Press (Austin, TX), 1989.

Return of the Whooping Crane, University of Texas Press (Austin, TX), 1989.

The Eucalyptus: A Natural and Commercial History of the Gum Tree, Johns Hopkins University Press (Baltimore, MD), 2000.

(With Rob Fergus) The Purple Martin, University of Texas Press (Austin, TX), 2002.

Shorter works include "The English Sparrow in the American Landscape: A Paradox in Nineteenth Century Wildlife Conservation," Oxford Publishing (Oxford, England), 1978.

SIDELIGHTS: Robin W. Doughty once told CA: "I am interested in the interplay between culture and environment, most especially in the history of environmental change and our shift in attitudes toward places and resources. My travels and a childhood interest in ornithology have led me to be deeply curious about how we shape our world and how, often indirectly, our activities shape the destinies of a host of other co-inhabitants of the earth's surface."

Feather Fashions and Bird Preservation: A Study in Nature Protection is a history of the bird protection movement and its opponents, including the commercial interests whose huge profits in the late nineteenth century were responsible for the death of hundreds of millions of colorful birds. Stella Mary Newton wrote in the Times Literary Supplement: "In this book the story of the campaigns on both sides of the Atlantic is interestingly and objectively recorded."

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

PERIODICALS

Agricultural History, winter, 1989, Stanley W. Trimble, review of At Home in Texas: Early Views of the Land, p. 101.

American Historical Review, December, 1988, Kristine Fredriksson, review of At Home in Texas, p. 1396.

Annals of the Association of American Geographers, March, 1991, Ronald Bordessa, review of Wildlife and Man in Texas: Environmental Change and Conservation, p. 165.

Booklist, March 15, 1989, review of State Birds: The Mockingbird, p. 1229; June 1, 2002, George Cohen, review of The Purple Martin, p. 1655.

Bookwatch, April, 1989, review of State Birds, p. 2.

Book World, July 8, 1990, review of Return of the Whooping Crane, p. 13.

Canadian Geographic, April-May, 1990, Alex Mills, review of Return of the Whooping Crane, p. 86.

Choice, July, 1989, review of State Birds, p. 1862; May, 1990, review of Return of the Whooping Crane, p. 1528; September, 1994, review of Wildlife and Man in Texas, p. 49.

Historical Geography (annual), 2001, Daniel W. Gade, review of The Eucalyptus: A Natural and Commercial History of the Gum Tree, p. 185.

Journal of Historical Geography, October, 1989, John R. Wunder, review of At Home in Texas, p. 451.

Journal of Southern History, November, 1988, Albert E. Cowdrey, review of At Home in Texas, p. 653.

New Scientist, April 21, 1990, Alison Stattersfield, review of Return of the Whooping Crane, p. 60.

Publishers Weekly, December 9, 1988, Genevieve Stuttaford, review of State Birds, p. 52.

Quarterly Review of Biology, December, 1990, Mark Riegner, review of Return of the Whooping Crane, p. 515; June, 2001, Mark Adams, review of The Eucalyptus, p. 238.

Reference Services Review, February, 1993, review of Endangered Species, p. 56.

Science Books and Films, September, 1990, review of Return of the Whooping Crane, p. 39.

SciTech Book News, February, 1989, review of State Birds, p. 13; July, 1990, review of Return of the Whooping Crane, p. 18.

Southwestern Historical Quarterly, October, 1989, Joseph C. Porter, review of At Home in Texas, p. 251.

Times Literary Supplement, October 24, 1975, Stella Mary Newton, review of Feather Fashions and Bird Preservation: A Study in Nature Protection.

Tribune Books, December 2, 1990, review of Return of the Whooping Crane, p. 16.

University Press Book News, June, 1990, review of Return of the Whooping Crane, p. 38.

Western American Literature, summer, 1988, review of At Home in Texas, p. 188.

Western Historical Quarterly, August, 1988, review of At Home in Texas, p. 336.

ONLINE

E-Streams: Electronic Reviews of Science and Technology References,http://www.e-streams.com/ (February, 2001), review of The Eucalyptus.*

Doughty, Robin W. 1941-

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