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Audubon's Birds Of America: The National Audubon Society Baby Elephant Folio

4.61  ·  Rating details ·  88 ratings  ·  7 reviews
All Audubon's brilliant bird engravings come alive in one complete package!

This sparkling Tiny Folio edition of Audubon's Birds of America displays all 435 of Audubon's hand–colored engravings, graced with an illuminating introduction by Roger Tory Peterson that places Audubon in his ornithological and art historical context. Issued with the full endorsement and
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Hardcover, 435 pages
Published April 1st 2005 by Abbeville Press
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ALLEN
Aug 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Note: this review is of the "Tiny" version, ISBN 978-0789208149. It measures less than five inches square, and less than one inch thick.

If you're like me, you have to darn many coffee-table books already. On my coffee table are the ones about the Beatles, a history of Chicago, an art book, and a Canadian railroading book I keep meaning to read all of. On top of THAT are the usual bills and magazines and supposedly guilt-inducing political mailers. But this 'Tiny' Audubon is just right, because
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Amy
Jul 01, 2008 rated it it was amazing
this book contains beautiful reproductions of all of audubon's prints. i this book defines coffee table book, but unlike other coffee table books this one demands to be left open. i open it to a new page every day - my coffee table is so uncluttered now! also, the book has a 50 page forward on audubon, conservation, and art. i found a painting by eckelberry called 'black skimmers' which, i must have.
Andrew Volpe
Acquired from Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Wildlife Clinic library, 2001.

The biggest and heaviest book in my collection!
Jenny
Nov 05, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
Picked this up at Housing Works several months back. Incredibly detailed illustrations. Good table of contents, no index.
Marianne
May 11, 2008 marked it as to-read
RA to Non-fic
Trever
Apr 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
Book doesn't go into any detail about the birds, but Audubon's plates are wonderful. Great intro book to better ones.
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Roger Tory Peterson was an American naturalist, ornithologist, artist, and educator, and held to be one of the founding inspirations for the 20th century environmental movement.