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The Audubon Reader

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Description for The Audubon Reader Hardcover. John James Audubon was America's dominant wildlife artist. His name remains synonymous with birds and bird conservation the world over. This book presents 'bird biographies', journal accounts of his river journeys and hunting trips with the Osage Indians, and a sampling of brief stories that have long been out of print. Num Pages: 680 pages, col. Illustrations. BIC Classification: AFC; AGB; AGN; WNCB. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 135 x 206 x 36. Weight in Grams: 712.
John James Audubon (1785-1851) was for half a century America's dominant wildlife artist. His seminal Birds of America, a collection of 435 life-size prints, is still a standard work, and the name Audubon remains synonymous with birds and bird conservation the world over. Born in Haiti, the illegitimate son of a French sea-captain, he was raised in France and sailed to America at the age of 18 where he went into business and began his study of birds. In 1819 he was briefly jailed for bankruptcy; with no other prospects, he set off on his epic quest to depict America's ... Read more

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Alfred A Knopf
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About John James Audubon
EDITOR/INTRODUCER BIOGRAPHY: Richard Rhodes is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Making of the Atomic Bomb and John James Audubon: The Making of an American.

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Celebrate him for his wonderful birds; but recognise him as well as a characteristic American of the first generation - a man who literally made a name for himself.
Richard Rhodes
Introduction by Richard Rhodes

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