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

By: Plain, Nancy.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2015]Copyright date: �2015Description: xviii, 112 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits ; 23 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780803248847; 0803248849; 9780606382830; 0606382836.Other title: Life and art of John James Audubon.Subject(s): Audubon, John James, 1785-1851 -- Juvenile literature | Audubon, John James, 1785-1851. Birds of America -- Juvenile literature | Audubon, John James, 1785-1851 | Audubon, John James 1785-1851 | Audubon, John James, 1785-1851 | Birds of America (Audubon, John James) | Discoveries in geography | Birds in art | United States, West | Ornithologists -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Naturalists -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Birds in art -- Juvenile literature | West (U.S.) -- Discovery and exploration -- Juvenile literature | Ornithologists | Naturalists | JUVENILE NONFICTION -- Biography & Autobiography -- Art | Ornithologists -- United States -- Biography | Naturalists -- United States -- Biography | Naturalists | Ornithologists | United StatesGenre/Form: Juvenile works. | Illustrated works. | Biographies. | Illustrated works. | Biographies. | Biography. | Biography.DDC classification: 508.092 | B Other classification: JNF007010 | JNF007020 | JNF003030
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.
Awards: Nominee, YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults, 2016Summary: 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 life-size image 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. 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.
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Includes bibliographical references (page 105) and index.

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.

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 life-size image 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. 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.

Ages 9 and up.

Nominee, YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults, 2016

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