This "tiny folio" book of Audubon's Birds of America features Audubon's famous ornithological artwork, with the birds arranged by type. Discover the many variations between waterfowl, scavengers and birds of prey, upland gamebirds and marsh-dwellers, shorebirds, gleaners of forest and meadow, songsters and mimics, woodland sprites, flockers and songbirds, and other types. Each illustration is identified with the common name of the bird and the Latin name. 435 plates, hardcover. 4.25" x 4.5" x 1.5".
All Audubon's brilliant bird engravings come alive in one complete package!
This sparkling Tiny Folio™ edition of Audubon's Birds of America displays all 435 of Audubon's handcolored engravings, graced with an illuminating introduction by Roger Tory Peterson that places Audubon in his ornithological and art historical context. Issued with the full endorsement and cooperation of the Audubon Society, the stunning Baby Elephant Foliohere reproduced in a miniature, gemlike versionwas the first work ever to arrange Audubon's plates in scientific order.
Roger Tory Peterson was widely regarded as America's most notable ornithologist from his historic publication of A Field Guide to the Birds in 1934 to his death in 1996.
Virginia Marie Peterson is a scientist and an expert on the environmental effects of oil spills.
"A brilliant achievement." The New York Times
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