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The Resource This strange wilderness : the life and art of John James Audubon, Nancy Plain

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

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This strange wilderness : the life and art of John James Audubon
Title
This strange wilderness
Title remainder
the life and art of John James Audubon
Statement of responsibility
Nancy Plain
Title variation
Life and art of John James Audubon
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 energetic self-promoter. Through talent and dogged determination, he rose from backwoods obscurity to international fame. In This Strange Wilderness, award-winning author Nancy Plain brings together the amazing story of this American icon's career and the beautiful images that are his legacy. Before Audubon, no one had seen, drawn, or written so much about the animals of this largely uncharted young country. Aware that the wilderness and its wildlife were changing even as he watched, Audubon remained committed almost to the end of his life "to search out the things which have been hidden since the creation of this wondrous world." This Strange Wilderness details his art and writing, transporting the reader back to the frontiers of early nineteenth-century America
Member of
Awards note
Nominee, YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults, 2016
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Plain, Nancy
Dewey number
508.092
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
QL31.A9
LC item number
P65 2015eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Audubon, John James
  • Ornithologists
  • Naturalists
  • Audubon, John James
  • Audubon, John James
  • Audubon, John James
  • Ornithologists
  • Naturalists
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • NATURE
  • NATURE
  • TRAVEL
  • Naturalists
  • Ornithologists
  • United States
  • Ornithologists
  • Naturalists
Label
This strange wilderness : the life and art of John James Audubon, Nancy Plain
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
900725197
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780803284012
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
62365230-9ef8-4ef3-9fbe-a5d5fa7a28de
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)900725197
Label
This strange wilderness : the life and art of John James Audubon, Nancy Plain
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
900725197
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780803284012
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
62365230-9ef8-4ef3-9fbe-a5d5fa7a28de
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)900725197

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