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Audubon's Birds of America: The National Audubon Society Digital Edition, Enhanced Version
     

Audubon's Birds of America: The National Audubon Society Digital Edition, Enhanced Version

by Roger Tory Peterson
 

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Even before its completion in 1839, John James Audubon’s Birds of America was recognized as a masterpiece of both art and natural science; a great scientist of the day called it the "most magnificent monument which has ever been raised to ornithology."

Roger Tory Peterson and Virginia Marie Peterson’s modern edition of the Birds of America,

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Even before its completion in 1839, John James Audubon’s Birds of America was recognized as a masterpiece of both art and natural science; a great scientist of the day called it the "most magnificent monument which has ever been raised to ornithology."

Roger Tory Peterson and Virginia Marie Peterson’s modern edition of the Birds of America, published with the full endorsement and cooperation of the National Audubon Society, is itself an acknowledged classic. Now, for the first time, it is available as an e-book.

All 435 of Audubon’s brilliant hand-colored engravings are presented in exquisite reproductions derived from the Audubon Society’s own archival copy of the rare Double Elephant Folio. A generously illustrated introduction surveys Audubon’s career, as well as the history of American bird art before and after him. Descriptive captions, hyperlinks to authoritative species profiles, and a new, scientifically based arrangement of the prints allow us to appreciate Audubon’s achievement in the light of modern ornithology.

This enhanced version of the e-book also features high-quality embedded recordings of birdcalls from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Macaulay Library.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789260178
Publisher:
Abbeville Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/02/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
694
Sales rank:
1,044,265
File size:
276 MB
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Meet the Author

Roger Tory Peterson established himself as America’s leading ornithologist with his best-selling Field Guide to the Birds. Like Audubon, Peterson received many honorary degrees and awards, including the Presidential Medal of Honor.

Virginia Marie Peterson was a scientist and an expert on the environmental effects of oil spills.

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