Drawn from Paradise: The Natural History, Art and Discovery of the Birds of Paradise with Rare Archival Art
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Drawn from Paradise: The Natural History, Art and Discovery of the Birds of Paradise with Rare Archival Art

by David Attenborough, Errol Fuller
     
 

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Originally perceived and idolized by the natives of New Guinea and discovered by Europeans in the sixteenth century, birds of paradise have long enchanted observers with their extraordinary beauty. In Drawn from Paradise, world renowned BBC broadcaster David Attenborough and artist and author Errol Fuller share their passion for these breathtaking creatures,

Overview

Originally perceived and idolized by the natives of New Guinea and discovered by Europeans in the sixteenth century, birds of paradise have long enchanted observers with their extraordinary beauty. In Drawn from Paradise, world renowned BBC broadcaster David Attenborough and artist and author Errol Fuller share their passion for these breathtaking creatures, offering bird lovers and nature aficionados an enthralling collection of interesting facts and stunningly beautiful, very rare hand-painted images of some of the most exotic winged creatures in the world.

Editorial Reviews

Famed specialist author David Attenborough (Nature; Life on Earth; Amazing Rare Things) presides over this celebration of the beauty and astonishing diversity of the now seriously endangered Birds of Paradise of New Guinea.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062234681
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/02/2012
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
766,585
Product dimensions:
9.70(w) x 11.80(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

David Attenborough is one of the world's leading television broadcasters. His interest in the birds of paradise began at a very early age, leading to various expeditions to New Guinea to see them in the wild. The award-winning documentary Attenborough in Paradise fulfilled a dream to record in the wild the courtship display of these magnificent birds.

Errol Fuller is well known for his books on extinction and extinct species, as well as an artist and collector of natural history material. He is passionate about the Birds of Paradise.

David Attenborough is one of the world's leading television broadcasters. His interest in the birds of paradise began at a very early age, leading to various expeditions to New Guinea to see them in the wild. The award-winning documentary Attenborough in Paradise fulfilled a dream to record in the wild the courtship display of these magnificent birds.

Errol Fuller is well known for his books on extinction and extinct species, as well as an artist and collector of natural history material. He is passionate about the Birds of Paradise.

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