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Under a Wild Sky: John James Audubon and the Making of the Birds of America

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 8, 2014

    Dawn

    The leader swoops in raspberry branches in her beak the pale cream dove was pretty.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2014

    Freckle and Scar

    Freckle swooped in with Scar. The two nodded to each other and picked out nests.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2014

    Dove camp

    Rare so please limit down

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  • Posted July 20, 2014

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    A truly fascinating and well written book.  I have always been e

    A truly fascinating and well written book.  I have always been enamored of Audubon's great masterpieces of bird art contained in "The Birds Of America", but never realized all the trials and tribulations Audubon endured to create these works and to get them engraved and published.  Through economic hardship, family conflict, and mental instability still this great man was able to accomplish the completion of this monumental work which to my mind is one of America's great contributions to the world.  The author, William Souder is an amazing writer and drives the narrative like no other author I have read; I look forward to reading his biography of Rachel Carson.  Not only are his descriptions of Audubon's life and times wonderful, but he also portrays magnificently Audubon's America, a place vastly different than our own and so rich in natural wonders.  I wish I could visit early pristine America and see it's natural treasures with Audubon as my guide.  A wonderful read and one I would recommend to anyone interested in the early natural history of America and definitely for those curious about this great man and his amazing contribution to ornithology.  A must read and one of my new favorite books. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2013

    A Michelangelo in buckskin---What a man!

    This mystical story haunted me for nearly a year until I came upon a copy of an Audubon print, beautifully matted & framed. It was last in the stack, because it was the largest in the gallery, of course, because the birds are depicted life size--just as he always wanted them to be. Under a Wild Sky is a sunrise for any artist who needs to be inspired and a page turning delight for readers of history and adventure. Buy it!

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