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The Resource Under a wild sky : John James Audubon and the making of the Birds of America, William Souder

Under a wild sky : John James Audubon and the making of the Birds of America, William Souder

Label
Under a wild sky : John James Audubon and the making of the Birds of America
Title
Under a wild sky
Title remainder
John James Audubon and the making of the Birds of America
Statement of responsibility
William Souder
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"John James Audubon is renowned for his masterpiece of natural history and art, The Birds of America, the first nearly comprehensive survey of the continent's birdlife. And yet few people understand, and many assume incorrectly, what sort of man he was. How did the illegitimate son of a French sea captain living in Haiti, who lied both about his parentage and his training, rise to become one of the greatest natural historians ever and the greatest name in ornithology? In Under a Wild Sky this Pulitzer Prize finalist, William Souder reveals that Audubon did not only compose the most famous depictions of birds the world has ever seen, he also composed a brilliant mythology of self. In this dazzling work of biography, Souder charts the life of a driven man who, despite all odds, became the historical figure we know today. "--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Souder, William
Dewey number
  • 598.092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QL31.A9
LC item number
S68 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Audubon, John James
  • Ornithologists
  • Audubon, John James
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Adventurers & Explorers
  • Audubon, John James
  • Ornithologists
  • United States
Label
Under a wild sky : John James Audubon and the making of the Birds of America, William Souder
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 349-255) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: Audubon and Wilson -- Philadelphia -- Coming Across -- A Name for Every Living Thing -- Lessons -- A Beautiful Plantation -- The Forester -- The Exquisite River -- Mr. Wilson's Decade -- Part II: The Birds of America -- At the Red Banks -- Kentucky Home -- Legions of the Air -- Ever Since a Boy -- Edinburgh -- Dearest Friend -- My Great Work -- After
Control code
ocn879538831
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
367 pages
Isbn
9781571313553
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2014013774
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)879538831
  • (Sirsi) a1857678
Label
Under a wild sky : John James Audubon and the making of the Birds of America, William Souder
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 349-255) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: Audubon and Wilson -- Philadelphia -- Coming Across -- A Name for Every Living Thing -- Lessons -- A Beautiful Plantation -- The Forester -- The Exquisite River -- Mr. Wilson's Decade -- Part II: The Birds of America -- At the Red Banks -- Kentucky Home -- Legions of the Air -- Ever Since a Boy -- Edinburgh -- Dearest Friend -- My Great Work -- After
Control code
ocn879538831
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
367 pages
Isbn
9781571313553
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2014013774
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)879538831
  • (Sirsi) a1857678

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