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The breathtaking art of John James Audubon's Birds of America has been celebrated throughout tthe world since it first appeared over 150 years ago. Less well known is Audubon's literary legacy: the magnificent volumes of natural history he published during his lifetime, as well as the remarkable journals, memoirs, and letters left behind at his death. In this volume, Audubon the great nature writer takes his rightful place alongside Audubon the artist. Here is the most comprehensive selection of Audubon's writings ever published, along with a spectacular portfolio of his drawings.
John James Audubon (1785-1851) was an ornithologist, naturalist, writer, and painter. His major work, an ambitious color-plate book entitled The Birds of America (18271839), is considered one of the most significant ornithological works ever published.