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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]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : 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 image--lifelike and life size--rendered in vibrant color. Audubon was also an explorer, a woodsman, a hunter, an entertaining and prolific writer, and an  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Illustrated works
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Plain, Nancy.
This strange wilderness
(DLC) 2014020552
(OCoLC)880929799
Named Person: John James Audubon; John James Audubon; John James Audubon; John James Audubon
Material Type: Biography, Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nancy Plain
ISBN: 9780803284036 0803284039 9780803284012 0803284012
OCLC Number: 900725197
Awards: Nominee, YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults, 2016
Description: 1 online resource
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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