The Birding Life

The Birding Life

A Passion for Birds at Home and Afield

Book - 2011
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"Birds are both marvels of nature and artistic muses. The mere chance of sighting a prized species has long motivated human observers to brave early mornings, long days, and severe conditions. Birds have also inspired artists to honor them in imagery throughout the ages. In the form of bird-themed art and decor, the beauty of winged creatures informs the nests and working spaces of the birders, artists, collectors, and conservationists featured in the more than twenty delightfully written stories in The Birding Life. Through evocative writing and two hundred gorgeous color photographs, the authors of The Sporting Life and Living with Dogs capture the beauty, intrigue, and fun of birding at home, in the country, in the city, and out in the field with a special focus on the nostalgic memorabilia that signals devotion to birds of all kinds. In Part I: Birders in Birdland, you will meet Alexander Wilson, John James Audubon, and Roger Tory Peterson, the iconic figures responsible for first documenting America's native birds for the public, and Kenn Kaufman and David Allen Sibley, authors of today's most well-known American birding guides. You will visit Buck Holl
Publisher: New York : Clarkson Potter ; Enfield : Publishers Group UK [distributor], c2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780307716354
Branch Call Number: 747 S5414b 2011
Characteristics: 240 p. : col. ill. ; 32 cm


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