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Audubon's Mammals: The Quadrupeds of North America

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Featuring both the entire text and the complete series of paintings of John James Audubon's Quadrupeds, 155 full-color art plates in all, this massive volume is a fitting tribute to the great naturalist's last major work.
Hardcover, 440 pages
Published October 30th 2005 by Wellfleet Press
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Apr 25, 2015 Wetdryvac Wetdryvac rated it it was amazing
Actually what I read was three books - volumes 1-3 of the same title - at about 500-600 pages each. Very topical read, multiple times, as I was desperately trying to find an out of copyright source for doing a vector conversion of the individual works.

That said, t'was a lovely and relaxing read, and while the pictures are a touch odd - Audubon didn't capture quadrupeds as well as he did birds - it was a grand old read.
Apr 15, 2011 Lea rated it liked it
The illustrations are the main reason I read this book. I am not up to quadrupeds in the Audubon biography that I am reading, but as I read more about the process, the less I admire the drawings!
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So excited!!!! I will make more mammals. now.
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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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