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This strange wilderness : the life and art of John James Audubon

Author: Nancy Plain
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2015] ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Elementary and junior high school : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Birds were "the objects of my greatest delight," wrote John James Audubon (1785-1851), founder of modern ornithology and one of the world's greatest bird painters. His masterpiece, The Birds of America, depicts almost five hundred North American bird species, each life-size image rendered in vibrant color. Audubon was also an explorer, a woodsman, a hunter, an entertaining and prolific writer, and an energetic  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Illustrated works
Biographies
Biography
Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Named Person: John James Audubon; John James Audubon; John James Audubon; John James Audubon; John James Audubon
Material Type: Biography, Elementary and junior high school, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nancy Plain
ISBN: 9780803248847 0803248849 9780606382830 0606382836
OCLC Number: 880929799
Awards: Nominee, YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults, 2016
Target Audience: Ages 9 and up.
Description: xviii, 112 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: Drawn from nature --
Beloved boy --
America, my country --
The American woodsman --
Down the Mississippi --
On the wing --
The birds of America --
Team Audubon --
This strange wilderness --
Audubon then and now --
Appendix: Looking for Audubon and his world.
Other Titles: Life and art of John James Audubon
Responsibility: Nancy Plain.

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Birds were "the objects of my greatest delight," wrote John James Audubon (1785-1851), founder of modern ornithology and one of the world's greatest bird painters. In This Strange Wilderness,  Read more...

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