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John James Audubon (1785–1851)

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The American ornithologist John James Audubon was born in 1785 in Haiti. His boyhood was spent in France. At the age of 18, he came to the United States and made his home in Pennsylvania.. As a young man, Audubon enjoyed observing birds. He organized the first bird-banding flights in the United näytä lisää States. In the 1830s, Audubon traveled to Florida and spent most of his time in the Florida Keys. Soon he conceived the idea of painting every species of American bird in its native habitat. To accomplish that goal, Audubon spent years traveling through wilderness areas enduring incredible hardships. His drawings and paintings of birds and other animals represent a combination of artistic talent and scientific observation. Unable to provide financially for his family, Audubon went to Great Britain in search of a publisher in 1826. Not only did he succeed in getting his work published there, Audubon also was made a member of the Wernerian Natural History Society and of the Royal Society. The Birds of America, in elephant folio size, was published in parts between 1827 and 1938. The accompanying five-volume text, called Ornithological Biography (1831--39), was prepared largely in Edinburgh, Scotland, in collaboration with William MacGillivray. Returning to the United States in 1836, Audubon dined with President Andrew Jackson and received a warm welcome from Daniel Webster and Washington Irving. While Audubon's drawings of birds and other animals were exceptional as art, they also influenced ornithologists and other zoologists to observe wildlife in natural settings. Audubon died in 1851. Audubon's two sons completed the Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America, which Audubon had begun in collaboration with John Bachman. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän
Image credit: C. Turner (engraver) / Frederick Cruickshank (painter)

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Audubon's Masterpieces (1996) 52 kappaletta
Audubon's Wildlife (1964) 33 kappaletta
Audubon and His Journals (1897) 31 kappaletta
The Essential John James Audubon (1999) 26 kappaletta
Audubon: Early Drawings (2008) 24 kappaletta
The Audubon Birds Coloring Book (2017) 14 kappaletta
The Audubon Notebook (1981) 12 kappaletta
Ornithological biography (2011) 10 kappaletta
Audubon Watercolors and Drawings (1965) 10 kappaletta
Twelve Audubon Bookmarks (1993) 8 kappaletta
Selected birds of America (1978) 7 kappaletta
Journal du Missouri (2002) 7 kappaletta
The Audubon Folio 7 kappaletta
Bird biographies 7 kappaletta
Audubon's Birds (Mega Squares) (2006) 6 kappaletta
Audubon in Louisiana 5 kappaletta
Audubon Bird Seals (1993) 4 kappaletta
Audubon in the West (1965) 4 kappaletta
Las Aves de Audubon (2015) 2 kappaletta
Birds of America: v. 6 (1967) 2 kappaletta
Audubon Bird Stickers (1990) 2 kappaletta
American Flamingo 2 kappaletta
The Audubon Postcard Folio (1986) 2 kappaletta
Aves de América (1994) 2 kappaletta
Vesper Sparrow 1 kappale
Peregrine 1 kappale
Roseate Tern 1 kappale
Osprey 1 kappale
Wild Turkey 1 kappale
Passenger Pigeon 1 kappale
Painted Bunting 1 kappale
Common Eider 1 kappale
Canada Warbler 1 kappale
Screech Owl 1 kappale
Wood Duck 1 kappale
Summer Tanager 1 kappale
Brown Pelican 1 kappale
Scrub Jay 1 kappale
Ruffed Grouse 1 kappale
Mourning Dove 1 kappale
Black Vulture 1 kappale
Great Blue Heron 1 kappale
Mallard 1 kappale
Green Heron 1 kappale
Clapper Rail 1 kappale
Blue Jay 1 kappale
Bald Eagle 1 kappale
Least Bittern 1 kappale
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Le grand livre des oiseaux (1986) 1 kappale
Great Horned Owl 1 kappale
Brown Thrasher 1 kappale
Common Merganser 1 kappale
Mangrove Cuckoo 1 kappale
Snowy Egret 1 kappale

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Constructing Nature: Readings from the American Experience (1996) — Avustaja — 17 kappaletta
Library of Southern Literature, Vol. I: Adams-Boyle (1909) — Avustaja — 4 kappaletta

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A nice, well-printed edition of Audubon's quadrupeds, with a decent if brief introduction.
 
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JBD1 | Feb 3, 2024 |
Book from Christine ( Waller ) Kvindesland's Dad , Carl Christopher Waller. Christine liked to draw animals from it. Pressed flowers and card from her Husband Per Inge Kvindesland Value at 40 USD.
 
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peringek | Feb 3, 2023 |
Collection of original Audubon artwork presented for a new generation, 70 years ago. The introduction gives a short history of bird conservation from Audubon's time until the publishing of this work. It shows that conservation discussions haven't changed much in the last 70+ years. It is enjoyable looking at the great artwork and comparing it to more modern art. I recommend this for anyone interested in art and/or ornithology.
 
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jamesjarrett00 | 8 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Nov 28, 2022 |
Excerpt from a longer article:

Timely Take-aways for Life-Long Learning: Birds and Birders

Several new and upcoming books explore the world of birds and birders. From naturalists and scientists to backyard birders, these books explore the wide range of ways people connect with birds.

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Audubon at Sea
Edited by Christoph Irmscher & Richard J. King, 2022, University of Chicago Press
Themes: Nature, Birds

Weaving together Audubon’s writings and artwork, the editors explore this famous artist and naturalist’s connect with the sea and waterbirds.

Take-aways: Explore this book for examples of the challenges educators and students face in addressing the legacy of naturalists such as Audubon who killed for his art.

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Whether helping educators keep up-to-date in their subject-areas, promoting student reading in the content-areas, or simply encouraging nonfiction leisure reading, teacher librarians need to be aware of the best new titles across the curriculum and how to activate life-long learning. - Annette Lamb
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