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The Resource The Missouri River journals of John James Audubon, John James Audubon ; edited and with original commentary by Daniel Patterson

The Missouri River journals of John James Audubon, John James Audubon ; edited and with original commentary by Daniel Patterson

Label
The Missouri River journals of John James Audubon
Title
The Missouri River journals of John James Audubon
Statement of responsibility
John James Audubon ; edited and with original commentary by Daniel Patterson
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Contributor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The first accurate transcription of John James Audubon's 1843 journals, which includes recently discovered and previously unpublished journal entries detailing his last expedition along the upper Missouri River"--
  • Historians, biographers, and scholars of John James Audubon and natural history have long been mystified by Audubon's 1843 Missouri River expedition,for his journals of the trip were thought to have been destroyed by his granddaughter, Maria Rebecca Audubon. Daniel Patterson is the first scholar to locate and assemble three important fragments of the 1843 Missouri River journals, and here he offers a stunning transcription and critical edition of Audubon's last journey through the American West. Patterson's new edition of the journals - unknown to Audubon scholars and fans - offers a significantly different understanding of the very core of John James Audubon's life and work. Readers will be introduced to a more authentic Audubon, one who was concerned about the disappearance of America's wild animal species and yet also loved to hunt and display his prowess in the wilderness. This edition reveals that Audubon's famous late conversion to conservationism on this expedition was, in fact, a literary fiction. Maria Rebecca Audubon created this myth when she rewrote her grandfather's journals for publication to make him into a visionary conservationist. 0In reality these journals detail almost gratuitous hunting predations throughout the course of Audubon's last expedition. 'The Missouri River Journals of John James Audubon' is the definitive presentation of America's most famous naturalist on his last expedition and assesses Audubon's actual environmental ethic amid the conflicted relationships with the natural world he so admired and depicted in his iconic works
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1785-1851
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Audubon, John James
Dewey number
508.092
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QL31.A9
LC item number
A3 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Patterson, Daniel
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Audubon, John James
  • Audubon, John James
  • Audubon, John James
  • Scientific expeditions
  • Naturalists
  • Wildlife artists
  • Natural history
  • Missouri River Valley
  • Missouri River
  • River steamers
  • Audubon, John James
  • Ethics
  • Natural history
  • Naturalists
  • River steamers
  • Scientific expeditions
  • Travel
  • Wildlife artists
  • Missouri River
  • Missouri River Valley
  • United States
Label
The Missouri River journals of John James Audubon, John James Audubon ; edited and with original commentary by Daniel Patterson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of illustrations -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- List of abbreviations -- Editorial principles -- Part 1. Maria Rebecca Audubon, her grandfather's 1843 Missouri River journals, and "The great auk speech" -- Part II. Audubon's Missouri River Expedition of 1843. His eminence ; Preparations ; Minnie's Land to St. Louis, March 11-28 ; St. Louis, March 28-April 24 ; St. Louis to the Yellowstone River and Fort Union, April 25-June 12 ; Fort Union and the prairies, June 13-August 15 ; Fort Union to St. Louis, August 16-October 19 ; St. Louis to Minnie's Land, October 22-November 7 -- Part III. The three forgotten manuscript journals. The Beinecke partial copy ; The original field notebook and the Newberry partial copy -- Part IV. Audubon's conservation ethic reconsidered. Audubon's hunting and conservation ethic as represented in the biographies ; The lived ethic ; The written ethic ; Epilogue -- Part V. Other materials from the 1843 expedition. The 1843 diary of John Graham Bell ; The 1843 diary of Isaac Sprague ; Audubon's "George Catlin" powder horn from the Missouri River Expedition -- Appendix: "The pet bear," an unpublished episode
Control code
919067956
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxviii, 445 pages, 32 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9780803244986
Isbn Type
(cloth : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2015019950
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40025902237
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color map
System control number
(OCoLC)919067956
Label
The Missouri River journals of John James Audubon, John James Audubon ; edited and with original commentary by Daniel Patterson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of illustrations -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- List of abbreviations -- Editorial principles -- Part 1. Maria Rebecca Audubon, her grandfather's 1843 Missouri River journals, and "The great auk speech" -- Part II. Audubon's Missouri River Expedition of 1843. His eminence ; Preparations ; Minnie's Land to St. Louis, March 11-28 ; St. Louis, March 28-April 24 ; St. Louis to the Yellowstone River and Fort Union, April 25-June 12 ; Fort Union and the prairies, June 13-August 15 ; Fort Union to St. Louis, August 16-October 19 ; St. Louis to Minnie's Land, October 22-November 7 -- Part III. The three forgotten manuscript journals. The Beinecke partial copy ; The original field notebook and the Newberry partial copy -- Part IV. Audubon's conservation ethic reconsidered. Audubon's hunting and conservation ethic as represented in the biographies ; The lived ethic ; The written ethic ; Epilogue -- Part V. Other materials from the 1843 expedition. The 1843 diary of John Graham Bell ; The 1843 diary of Isaac Sprague ; Audubon's "George Catlin" powder horn from the Missouri River Expedition -- Appendix: "The pet bear," an unpublished episode
Control code
919067956
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxviii, 445 pages, 32 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9780803244986
Isbn Type
(cloth : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2015019950
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40025902237
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color map
System control number
(OCoLC)919067956

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