This strange wilderness : the life and art of John James Audubon
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Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2015].
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Book
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xviii, 112 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits ; 23 cm.
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Ages 9 and up.
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1 copy. Additional copies on order.
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BIO AUDUBON, J
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English
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9780803248847, 0803248849, 9780606382830, 0606382836

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Includes bibliographical references (page 105) and index.
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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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Ages 9 and up.
Awards
Nominee, YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults, 2016
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APA Citation (style guide)

Plain, N. (2015). This strange wilderness: the life and art of John James Audubon. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Plain, Nancy. 2015. This Strange Wilderness: The Life and Art of John James Audubon. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press.

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Plain, Nancy, This Strange Wilderness: The Life and Art of John James Audubon. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2015.

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Plain, Nancy. This Strange Wilderness: The Life and Art of John James Audubon. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2015. Print.

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