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The Audubon Reader

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This unprecedented anthology of John James Audubon’s lively and colorful writings about the American wilderness reintroduces the great artist and ornithologist as an exceptional American writer, a predecessor to Thoreau, Emerson, and Melville.

Audubon’s award-winning biographer, Richard Rhodes, has gathered excerpts from his journals, letters, and published works, and has o
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Hardcover, 656 pages
Published April 11th 2006 by Everyman's Library (first published April 11th 1986)
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Sep 01, 2016 Charles rated it really liked it
I grew up in a remote Canadian village wedged between the sea and the forest, where northern wildlife was abundant, birds especially. In picking up this book, I was hoping to connect with Audubon, so to speak, more than 150 years after his passing. It didn't disappoint: the first-person narrative works wonders in establishing an instant rapport with the explorer.

Despite having read the dust jacket beforehand, I had greatly underestimated the amount of space that Audubon’s detailed correspondence
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Fascinating naturalist and his travels in early America. It is written in a manner that will take you there. A great way to develop an appreciation of Nature.
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John James Audubon (Jean-Jacques Audubon) (April 26, 1785 – January 27, 1851) was a French American ornithologist, naturalist, and painter. He was notable for his expansive studies to document all types of American birds and for his detailed illustrations that depicted the birds in their natural habitats. His major work, a color-plate book entitled The Birds of America (1827–1839), is considered ...more
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