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Birds: Mini Archive with DVD

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Birds presents the rare and compelling drawings of influential naturalist Georges-Louis Leclerc de Buffon, the founder of the Museum of Natural History in Paris and a man who prefigured John James Audobon, John Gould, and Alexander Wilson as the founding father of ornithology. Only four sets of Buffon’s ambitious 36-volume illustrated opus survive to the present day, makin ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published August 30th 2011 by Harper Design
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Shauna
Jan 28, 2012 Shauna rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: any bird lover
This book contains reproductions of more than 200 of Buffon's colored bird prints on heavy, good-quality paper. Any bird lover would enjoy looking through this book again and again.

I have not tried out the CD yet, but I look forward to being able to use some of these beautiful images in my own projects.

My major quibble, which caused me to give this book four stars instead of five, is that the book is incomplete (some birds in the original are missing) and the choice of birds seems arbitrary in s
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Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon (French pronunciation: [ʒɔʁʒ lwi ləklɛʁ kɔt də byfɔ]; 7 September 1707 – 16 April 1788) was a French naturalist, mathematician, cosmologist, and encyclopedic author.

His works influenced the next two generations of naturalists, including Jean-Baptiste Lamarck and Georges Cuvier. Buffon published thirty-six quarto volumes of his Histoire naturelle during his li
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