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The Birding Life
Author: Laurence Sheehan

ISBN: 9780307716354
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 18 October 2011
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 31.1 x 23.8 x 2.1
Description:
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 ...

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