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Encyclopedia > James Bond (ornithologist)

James Bond (January 4, 1900February 14, 1989) was a leading American ornithologist whose name was appropriated by writer Ian Fleming for his fictional spy James Bond. January 4 is the 4th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1900 is a common year starting on Monday. ... February 14 is the 45th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1989 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Ornithology (from the Greek ornitha = chicken and logos = word/science) is the branch of biology concerned with the scientific study of birds. ... Ian Fleming Ian Lancaster Fleming (May 28, 1908–August 12, 1964) is an English author, best remembered for writing the James Bond series of novels as well as the childrens story, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. ... James Bond, also known as 007 (pronounced double-oh seven), is a fictional British spy introduced by writer Ian Fleming in 1953. ...


The real Bond was born in Philadelphia and worked as an ornithologist at the Academy of Natural Sciences in that city, rising to become curator of birds there. He was expert about Caribbean birds and wrote the definitive book on the subject: A Field Guide to the Birds of the West Indies, first published in 1936 and, in its fifth edition, still in print (ISBN 0618002103). Philadelphia is a village located in Jefferson County, New York. ... The Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia was founded in 1812 to expand knowledge of the natural world. ... ... 1936 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Ian Fleming, who was a keen bird watcher living in Jamaica, was familiar with Bond's book, and chose the name of its author for the hero of Casino Royale in 1953, apparently because he wanted a name that sounded 'as ordinary as possible'. Fleming wrote to the real Bond's wife, "It struck me that this brief, unromantic, Anglo-Saxon and yet very masculine name was just what I needed, and so a second James Bond was born." In the twentieth James Bond film, Die Another Day, Pierce Brosnan, playing the fictional Bond, can be seen examining the book Birds of the West Indies in an early scene that takes place in Havana, Cuba. Ian Fleming Ian Lancaster Fleming (May 28, 1908–August 12, 1964) is an English author, best remembered for writing the James Bond series of novels as well as the childrens story, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. ... Birding or birdwatching is a hobby concerned with the observation and study of birds (the study proper is termed ornithology). ... A 2002 Penguin Books paperback edition Casino Royale, first published in 1953 is the first James Bond novel by author Ian Fleming. ... See also: 1952 in literature, other events of 1953, 1954 in literature, list of years in literature. ... Die Another Day is the twentieth James Bond movie made by EON Productions and the fourth and final film to star Pierce Brosnan as Ian Flemings James Bond. ... Pierce Brosnan Pierce Brendan Brosnan, OBE (born May 16, 1953) is an Irish film actor and producer. ... Havana (Spanish: San Cristóbal de La Habana) is the capital of Cuba and, with a population of 2. ...


Bond won the Institute of Jamaica's Musgrave Medal in 1952; the Brewster Medal of the American Ornithologists Union in 1954; and the Leidy Medal of the Academy of Natural Sciences in 1975. 1952 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... The American Ornithologists Union (AOU) is the oldest and largest organization in the New World devoted to the scientific study of birds. ... 1954 was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia was founded in 1812 to expand knowledge of the natural world. ... 1975 was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ...


He died in the Chestnut Hill Hospital in Philadelphia at age 89.


References

  • The Associated Press. "James Bond, Ornithologist, 89; Fleming Adopted Name for 007." The New York Times. February 17, 1989. p. D19.
  • Kenneth C. Parkes. "In Memoriam: James Bond." Auk. Vol. 106. p. 718. (Available as a pdf here, with a photograph).

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Reference.com/Encyclopedia/James Bond (ornithologist) (253 words)
James Bond (January 4, 1900 – February 14, 1989) was a leading American ornithologist whose name was appropriated by writer Ian Fleming for his fictional spy James Bond.
The real Bond was born in Philadelphia and worked as an ornithologist at the Academy of Natural Sciences in that city, rising to become curator of birds there.
Bond won the Institute of Jamaica's Musgrave Medal in 1952; the Brewster Medal of the American Ornithologists Union in 1954; and the Leidy Medal of the Academy of Natural Sciences in 1975.
James Bond (ornithologist) at AllExperts (276 words)
James Bond (January 4, 1900 – February 14, 1989) was an American ornithologist and the namesake of the fictional spy James Bond.
Bond was born in Philadelphia and worked as an ornithologist at the Academy of Natural Sciences in that city, rising to become curator of birds there.
Bond won the Institute of Jamaica's Musgrave Medal in 1952; the Brewster Medal of the American Ornithologists Union in 1954; and the Leidy Medal of the Academy of Natural Sciences in 1975.
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