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 Margaret Morse Nice -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Nice was born in (additional info and facts about Amherst, Massachusetts) Amherst, Massachusetts, and studied at Mount Holyoke College (1901-1906) and Clark University in (additional info and facts about Worcester, Massachusetts) Worcester, Massachusetts (1907-1909).
In 1931 she met Ernst Mayr at a meeting of the (additional info and facts about American Ornithologists' Union) American Ornithologists' Union, and it was he who encouraged her to write and arranged the publishing the results of her studies.
In 1938 she spent two months studying the habits of captive birds with (Austrian zoologist who studied the behavior of birds and emphasized the importance of innate as opposed to learned behaviors (1903-1989)) Konrad Lorenz in Austria.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/m/ma/margaret_morse_nice.htm   (230 words)

 Nice, Margaret Morse
Margaret Morse Nice was born in Amherst, Massachusetts, December 6, 1883.
Nice, almost single-handedly initiated a new era in American ornithology.
We must try to open the eyes of the unseeing to the beauty and wonder of the earth and its wild life.
www.netwalk.com /~vireo/Nice,_Margaret.html   (521 words)

 Birds of a Feather
Nice studied in Austria during the summer of 1938, wrote: "Her paper on the song sparrow was, to the best of my knowledge, the first long-term field investigation of the life of any free-living wild animal."
Nice's work represented a pioneering effort of the first magnitude in advancing the importance of comparative behavior studies.
Nice received some assistance and advice from Lawrence E. Hicks and Edward S. Thomas, but she was denied membership in Columbus' all-male Wheaton Club.
www.netwalk.com /~vireo/003.html   (616 words)

 Nice, Margaret (born Morse)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Morse was born in Amherst, Massachusetts, and studied at Mount Holyoke College and Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, graduating in child psychology.
In 1927 she moved to Ohio, where she carried out the study of sparrows that established her as one of the leading ornithologists in the world, recording the behaviour of individual birds over a long period of time.
A family move to Chicago provided fewer opportunities for Nice to study living birds, so she spent more of her time writing, and became involved in conservation issues.
www.cartage.org.lb /en/themes/Biographies/MainBiographies/N/Nice/1.html   (124 words)

Nice's account of her work is generally regarded as one of the finer examples of descriptive ornithology ever produced in North America by anyone, amateur or professional.
Nice accomplished so beautifully, requires careful observation and note-taking on the behavior of birds in their natural environment.
Nice could generalize that in Columbus, Ohio, only males of the species stayed on the breeding ground all winter.
birdcentral.net /preface.htm   (980 words)

 Margaret Morse Nice (1883-1974)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Born in Amherst Massachusetts, Margaret Morse Nice was raised by her parents to have a love for learning, but not to have a career outside of the home.
Nice was also more than willing to help Margaret pursue her research; he often took care of the girls and the housework while his wife was out in the field.
While living in Columbus, Ohio, Miss Nice was encouraged in her research by well-known ornithologists whom she met at meetings of the American Ornithologist's Union (AOU), the Wilson Ornithological Club, and other professional ornithological societies.
www.mtholyoke.edu /proj/cel/ref/women/nice.shtml   (488 words)

 Birds in the Bushes: A Story About Margaret Morse Nice   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Gr 3-5 Margaret Morse Nice (1883-1974), an American ornithologist and conservationist, built her reputation studying the birds in her backyard.
Morse's parents encouraged their daughter's curiosity in her younger years, but by the time she started high school, they actively discouraged her "unladylike" behavior.
This lively account will have readers empathizing with Nice as she spent hot summer days gathering thousands of insects to feed a captive bird or crouched in a wet field for hours on a wintry day.
www.booksmatter.com /b1575050064.htm   (296 words)

 Clan Duncan Shelties Shetland Sheepdog Growl Page Articles
Nice corrected was that of the incubation period of the Golden Eagle.
Nice began to look through the scientific literature to see which scientist had done the original observations of Golden Eagle egg incubation time.
Now, I am no Margaret Morse Nice, though she has been one of my heroes since I was small.
www.kennelcity.com /cdgrdub.html   (867 words)

 Margaret Morse Nice   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Margaret Morse Nice was concerned about hunting season being too early, birds getting killed, and birds becoming extinct.
To help she put tags on the birds to track them and watched them and while doing that she made maps of their territories.
What makes Margaret Morse Nice important to me is that she really liked bird songs and taught so many people about helping birds.
www.framingham.k12.ma.us /Dunning/margaret.htm   (124 words)

 BAN: Great Wren Debate - Revisted
The emotional reaction by the public, and even by some of her peers, to an issue which she felt profoundly threatened the welfare of so many other species of songbirds stirred feelings of great sorrow and bitterness within her.
In journal entries and letters to Margaret Morse-Nice, it is clear that she took these attacks personally, and resented them, but more importantly, she felt the ignorance and refusal to listen further doomed her efforts to protect other birds.
(In a letter to Margaret Morse-Nice in which Miss Sherman is railing, against an editor) (who) "...is quite free in quoting, my statements about other birds without branding them as 'lies' but when it comes to the House Wren, he tries to sit safely on the fence.
www.bbne.org /articles/prewren.htm   (2468 words)

 MSN Encarta - Search Results - Nice Margaret Morse
Nice, Margaret Morse (1883-1974), American ornithologist who combined her knowledge of birds, psychology, and languages to advance the study of bird...
Morse Code, International : telegraphy: modes of wireless communications
The first wireless communications devices were radio telegraphs.
encarta.msn.com /Nice_Margaret_Morse.html   (124 words)

 Wilson Soc. Annual Meetings   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Meetings consist of a plenary lecture by the winner of the Margaret Morse Nice Medal, a symposium on a topic of current ornithological interest, as well as sessions in which scientific papers are presented and discussed.
Papers deal with current research on all aspects of bird biology, conservation, and systematics, and often a workshop is given on undergraduate instruction of ornithology.
Robert Ricklefs presented the Margaret Morse Nice Lecture.
www.ummz.lsa.umich.edu /birds/wosmeetings.html   (459 words)

 Wilson Bulletin: Seeking to understand the living bird: the 1997 Margaret Morse Nice lecture.@ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Seeking to understand the living bird: the 1997 Margaret Morse Nice lecture.
The first recipients of the Margaret Morse Nice Medal, Nicholas E. Collias and Elsie C. Collias talk about their ornithological research activities and their dealings with the late Mrs Nice.
For over 50 years the classic study by Margaret Morse Nice on the life and behavior of the Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) has given a basic orientation and...
www.highbeam.com /library/doc0.asp?DOCID=1G1:20633255&refid=holomed_1   (223 words)

 Amazon.ca: Books: Bird Watching with Margaret Morse Nice   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Grade 4-6?Growing up at the turn of the century when women's career options were limited, Margaret Morse Nice managed to raise a family while pursuing her lifelong interest in bird behavior.
Ross takes an innovative approach to biography, using the lives of these pioneering naturalists as a framework on which to hang an introduction to nature study.
Following Nice and Eastman throughout their lives, he intersperses nature observation and suggested activities in colored boxes.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/1575050021   (305 words)

 West By Northwest
William Duncan Morse, one of my new friends at Amherst, in a class ahead of mine, invited me one afternoon to walk with him to his family’s summer place, near Amherst.
Her mother, Margaret Morse Nice, was an ornithologist.
Every summer, Anson Morse’s widow, Margaret Duncan Morse, nicknamed “Muppy” by her family, held forth as matriarch of as large an assembly of her children and grandchildren as she could persuade to come.
www.westbynorthwest.org /fall00/stan-life/index.shtml   (20451 words)

 Themed Reviews, Famous Women   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
She includes pioneer portraitist Julia Margaret Cameron, who broke the rules of mid-18th century formal portraiture with photographs that reflect her subject's personality, and contemporary artist Lorna Simpson, born in 1960 and Sandy Skoglund, whose creations last only until she photographs them.
Margaret Bourke-White is best remembered for her work as a photographer for Life magazine.
She was an adventurous and successful woman who traveled around the world and across the nation to capture the major events of the 1920's, '30's, and '40's.
www.childrenslit.com /th_famous.html   (18940 words)

 Bug Author/Biographies of Scientists & Naturalists
Each book tells the story of a naturalist and comes with ideas of how to follow in their footsteps.
Chronicles the life and career of ornithologist Margaret Morse Nice who devoted more than eighty years to studying and writing about birds.
These are delightful books that teach children about nature, as well as about a person who contributed to the science.
www.bugauthor.com /heroes.html   (825 words)

 Journey North American Robin
Margaret Morse Nice spent a whole day counting every single song sung by one backyard Song Sparrow.
But then a cold wind made him stop singing, and she quit counting for the day.
(Why do you think the first song Dr. Nice heard on May 11 was almost two hours earlier than the song she first heard on February 22?)
www.learner.org /jnorth/tm/robin/VocalizationSongStudy.html   (997 words)

 Champions of Conservation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
A botanical artist and early critic of rainforest destruction, Margaret Mee made the first of her 15 forays into Brazil's Amazonian forest at the age of 46.
A child psychologist who, with no formal training, became a distinguished ornithologist, Margaret Nice is remembered primarily for her landmark study of the life history of song sparrows.
A fellow of the American Ornithologists' Union and the first female president of the Wilson Ornithological Club, she spoke out on numerous environmental issues, particularly the unrestricted use of pesticides, the misuse of wildlife refuges, dam building in Dinosaur National Monument, and the development of the Indiana Dunes.
magazine.audubon.org /century/champion.html   (10507 words)

 Illinois Audubon Society: About I.A.S.
Alfred M. Bailey, Director of the CAS, and Margaret Morse Nice, well-known ornithologist, joined the Society's Board.
Beginning in 1916, the Society began to publish field notes of bird sightings from around the state.
Other articles involving birds and their occurrence, behavior, etc. were contributed by Margaret Morse Nice and many more prominent ornithologists, as well as astute amateurs of bird study.
www.illinoisaudubon.org /about.html   (1082 words)

 John Torrey Morse
Morse, John Torrey, 1840–1937, American lawyer and biographer, b.
Admitted to the bar in 1862, he practiced law in Boston until 1880, when he turned all his attention to writing.
He wrote legal works and biographies, including those of Alexander Hamilton (1876) and O. Holmes (1896), in addition to his biographies of Abraham Lincoln, John Quincy Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin for the “American Statesmen” series, of which he was editor.
www.infoplease.com /ce6/people/A0834119.html   (179 words)

 Tomfolio.com: Science, Ornithology
Bodine, Margaret L. Publisher: National Geographic Society Washington D. Very Good; This is a DISBOUND article from National Geographic Magazine.
The article is more of a fluff piece than in-depth, but there are some interesting tid-bits about their habits and how to photograph them.
Good Condition Jacket Condition: Fair Dust Jacket Binding: Hardcover A series of informal biographical sketches of the various naturalists, 379 pages, illustrated by Edward Shenton, nice clean copy, wonderful illustrations, dust jacket is well worn, has chips and many tears but still intact and now in a protective cover.
www.tomfolio.com /bookssub.asp?subid=856   (2850 words)

 Accession 87-139 - American Ornithologists' Union, Records, 1940-1980   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Materials include the typescript of the book "Research Is A Passion With Me" by American Ornithologists' Union benefactress Margaret Morse Nice and other materials relating to the publication, such as correspondence with the Editor, Doris Huestis Speirs.
Correspondence, Margaret M. Nice to Doris Heustis Speirs, 1958-1970
Observations of a Pair of Goldfinches, by William E. Schantz, Margaret Morse Nice, the Misses Nice, Doris Heustis Speirs, 1940
www.si.edu /archives/archives/findingaids/fa87-139.html   (203 words)

 TIMELINE Index - N   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
NICE, BARBARA, "Song Sparrows of Interpont: Margaret Morse Nice, Ornithologist," by Carolyn V. Platt, September•October 2002 (Volume 19/Number 5)
NICE, JANET, "Song Sparrows of Interpont: Margaret Morse Nice, Ornithologist," by Carolyn V. Platt, September•October 2002 (Volume 19/Number 5)
NICE, LEONARD BLAINE, "Song Sparrows of Interpont: Margaret Morse Nice, Ornithologist," by Carolyn V. Platt, September•October 2002 (Volume 19/Number 5)
www.ohiohistory.org /resource/publicat/timeline/TLindex_n.html   (2911 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
IN 1997 THE WILSON ORNITHOLOGICAL SOCIETY established the Margaret Morse Nice Medal and Lecture in recognition of her scientific creativity and insight, her concern for the education of young and amateur ornithologists, and her leadership as an innovator and mentor.
Their meticulous study of individual species and their pioneering use of hormonal implants in wild birds have furthered our understanding of the hormonal control of life history traits.
JAMES, the third recipient of the Margaret Morse Nice Medal, is widely known for her pioneering work on the interactive effects of genes and environment on geographic variation.
www.birds.cornell.edu /OSNA/128.htm   (8237 words)

 American Ornithologists' Union Research Awards   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The Josselyn Van Tyne Memorial Research Fund, Alexander Wetmore Memorial Research Fund, Margaret Morse Nice Fund, Donald L. Bleitz Fund, Herbert and Betty Carnes Fund, and AOU Research Grants Fund were established to provide research funds for student members of the American Ornithologists' Union or other members without access to funds from major granting agencies.
The Margaret Morse Nice Fund is designated to encourage ornithological research by female graduate students.
In addition, research awards from the Carnes bequest to the AOU are available.
people.eku.edu /ritchisong/aou-resaward.htm   (2449 words)

 Morse Code (table)
THE LONG AND SHORT OF THE CODE; Samuel Morse's revolutionary code keeps a dwindling group of Minnesota telegraph operators in touch.(VARIETY) (Star Tribune (Minneapolis, MN))
Family Tech SMART WAYS TO MAKE HOME LIFE EASIER From Morse code to the Internet Grandparents, children learn about each other's technology at 'Gateway to Telecommunications' exhibit at SciTrek.
Morse Club Taps Into The Past (The Tampa Tribune)
www.infoplease.com /ce6/sci/A0834123.html   (183 words)

 NSTA - Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children: 1998   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
A collection of simple, exceptional experiments offers ways to further investigate the principles of water transformation.
BIRD WATCHING WITH MARGARET MORSE NICE (Naturalist's Apprentice series).
Includes useful hints on becoming an effective bird watcher, such as how to choose and use a field guide, binoculars, and equipment, as well as information about bird songs and mapping their territories.
www.nsta.org /ostbc98   (2798 words)

 Journey North American Robin
Tony is basing this on Margaret Morse Nice's Song Sparrow Development Chart, and making reasonable conclusions.
87: He sleeps with his mouth open, and there's nothing in Margaret Nice's chart to explain it.
Mary Alice doesn't know how birds pant, but Tony does and explains it.
www.learner.org /jnorth/tm/robin/CockRobinFacts4.html   (216 words)

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