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James Maxwell McConnell Fisher (3 September 1912 – 25 September 1970) was a British author, editor, broadcaster, naturalist and ornithologist. He was also a leading authority on Gilbert White and made over 1,000 radio and television broadcasts on natural history subjects.

Fisher was the son of Kenneth Fisher, (also a keen ornithologist and headmaster of Oundle School from 1922 to 1945); his maternal uncle was the Cheshire naturalist Arnold Boyd. He was educated at Eton, and began studying medicine at Magdalen College, Oxford, but later switched to zoology. He took part in the Oxford Arctic expedition in 1933 as ornithologist. After university he joined London Zoo as an assistant curator, and during the war studied rooks for the Ministry of Agriculture. He later became a leading member of the RSPB and IUCN, a member of the National Parks Commission and vice-chairman of the Countryside Commission.

James Fisher was one of the members of the small party that on September 18, 1955 raised the Union Flag and took official possession for the UK of the tiny, uninhabited, rocky islet of Rockall, in the North Atlantic.

As well as writing his own books, he was an editor of Collins' New Naturalist series. He was the resident ornithologist in the regular "Nature Parliament" series broadcast in the 1950s on BBC radio as part of Children's Hour. It is likely that his writing and broadcasting played a significant role in the growth of interest in birdwatching in the United Kingdom in the post-Second World War period.

He was awarded the British Trust for Ornithology's Bernard Tucker Medal in 1966.

He was married to Margery Lilian Edith Turner, and they had 6 children. He died in a car crash in September, 1970.

After Fisher's death he was commemorated in two ways. A public appeal allowed the seabird island of Copinsay, Orkney, to be purchased as a permanent nature reserve dedicated to his name. Also, his papers were subsequently purchased by Bruce Coleman and John Burton and presented to The National Archives..

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Total Books: 71
Fisher's Catechism The Westminster Assembly's Shorter Catechism Explained
Historical Dictionary of American Theater Beginnings
2015 - Historical Dictionary of American Theater Beginnings [Historical Dictionaries of Literature and the Arts] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780810878327
ISBN-10: 0810878321
Genres: Arts & Photography, Reference, Humor & Entertainment
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Accelerated Financial Closing with SAP
2013 - Accelerated Financial Closing with Sap (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781592294466
ISBN-10: 1592294464
Genres: Computers & Technology, Engineering & Transportation
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To Have or Have Not Essays on Commerce and Capital in Modernist Theatre
Historical Dictionary of Contemporary American Theater 1930-2010
2011 - Historical Dictionary of Contemporary American Theater 1930-2010 [Historical Dictionaries of Literature and the Arts] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780810855328
ISBN-10: 0810855321
Genres: Arts & Photography, History, Reference, Humor & Entertainment
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Elfdom
2010 - Elfdom (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781608368785
ISBN-10: 1608368785
Genre: Teen & Young Adult
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Miller in an Hour
2010 - Miller in an Hour [Playwrights in an Hour] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781936232031
ISBN-10: 1936232030
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O'Neill in an Hour
2010 - O'neill in an Hour [Playwrights in an Hour] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781936232055
ISBN-10: 1936232057
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Wilder in an Hour
2010 - Wilder in an Hour [Playwrights in an Hour] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781936232314
ISBN-10: 1936232316
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The Westminster Assembly's Shorter Catechism Explained
2010 - The Westminster Assembly's Shorter Catechism Explained (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781143348037
ISBN-10: 1143348036
Genre: Religion & Spirituality
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A Spring Day Or Comtemplations On Several Occurrences Which Naturally Strike the Eye in That Delightful Season
Contemplations on Several Occurrences Which Naturally Strike the Eye in That Delightful Season
The Westminster Assembly's Shorter Catechism Explained By Way of Question and Answer
A Spring-Day Or Contemplations on Several Occurrences Which Naturally Strike the Eye in That Delightful Season
Memorials of Alexander Moncrieff MA and James Fisher  fathers of the United Presbyterian Church
Hopeless Romantic
2009 - Hopeless Romantic (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780557157686
ISBN-10: 0557157684
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The A to Z of American Theater Modernism
2009 - The a to Z of American Theater Modernism [The a to Z Guide Series] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780810868847
ISBN-10: 0810868849
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Scripture Riddles Taken From Some Of The Historical Passages Of The Old Testament
A Spring Day
2009 - A Spring Day (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780217152167
ISBN-10: 0217152163
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2008 - Understanding Tony Kushner [Understanding Contemporary American Literature] (Hardcover)
2008 - Realm (Paperback)
2007 - Historical Dictionary of American Theater Modernism [Historical Dictionaries of Literature and the Arts] (Hardcover)
2002 - The Theater of Tony Kushner [Studies in Modern Drama] (Paperback)Hardcover
2001 - The Theater of Tony Kushner Living Past Hope [Studies in Modern Drama] (Hardcover)Paperback
1997 - Eddie Cantor a Bio-bibliography [Bio-Bibliographies in the Performing Arts] (Hardcover)
1994 - Spencer Tracy a Bio-bibliography [Bio-Bibliographies in the Performing Arts] (Hardcover)
1994 - Chillies and Other Peppers [Gourmet Kitchen] (Hardcover)
1994 - Al Jolson a Bio-bibliography [Bio-Bibliographies in the Performing Arts] (Hardcover)
1993 - The Avion My Uncle Flew [Puffin Newbery Library] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1984 - Fulmar The [New Naturalist S] (Paperback)
The Migration of Birds [Natural Science Picture Books] (Hardcover)