The Audubon Reader

An anthology of nature writings by the great artist and ornithologist features Audubon's writings about the American wilderness and its plant and animal life, accompanied by excerpts from his journals, letters, and published works that ...

Author: John James Audubon

Publisher: Everyman's Library

ISBN: STANFORD:36105123311628

Category: Nature

Page: 631

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An anthology of nature writings by the great artist and ornithologist features Audubon's writings about the American wilderness and its plant and animal life, accompanied by excerpts from his journals, letters, and published works that include accounts of

The Audubon Reader

Irrzcrirarz, published by Alfred A. Knopf, to which I refer readers interested in a full recounting and assessment of Audubon's life. Since this collection is intended for general readers, I have modernized Audubon's somewhat eccentric ...

Author: John James Audubon

Publisher: Everyman's Library

ISBN: 9780375712708

Category: Nature

Page: 656

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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 organized them to appeal to general readers. Rhodes’s unobtrusive commentary frames a wide range of selections, including Audubon’s vivid “bird biographies,” correspondence with his devoted wife, Lucy, journal accounts of dramatic river journeys and hunting trips with the Shawnee and Osage Indians, and a generous sampling of brief narrative episodes that have long been out of print—engaging stories of pioneer life such as "The Great Pine Swamp," “The Earthquake,” and “Kentucky Barbecue on the Fourth of July.” Full-color reproductions of sixteen of Audubon’s stunning watercolor illustrations accompany the text. The Audubon Reader allows us to experience Audubon’s distinctive voice directly and provides a window into his electrifying encounter with early America: with its wildlife and birds, its people, and its primordial wilderness.

The Composite Plates of Audubon s Birds of America

Audubon, J.J. 1838. The Birds of America, ... John James Audubon: The Audubon Reader. Alfred A. Knopf, New York. ... Braun, R. 1996. Identifying Audubon Prints: Originals, States, Editions, Restrikes, -75- Additional Sources.

Author: Jeff Holt

Publisher: Albert Filemyr

ISBN: 9781439213186

Category: Art

Page: 82

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An examination of the rarest of Audubon's work, the "Composite Plates" from Birds of America, including never before published photographs of all 13 plates.

John James Audubon

75. Audubon to Lucy Bakewell Audubon, 10 December 1826, in Ford, 1826 Journal, 383. 76. Lucy Bakewell Audubon to Victor Gifford Audubon, 15 June 1828, in Rhodes, Audubon Reader, 217. 77. Audubon to Lucy Bakewell Audubon, 24 March 1827, ...

Author: Gregory Nobles

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812293845

Category: History

Page: 352

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John James Audubon's The Birds of America stands as an unparalleled achievement in American art, a huge book that puts nature dramatically on the page. With that work, Audubon became one of the most adulated artists of his time, and America's first celebrity scientist. In this fresh approach to Audubon's art and science, Gregory Nobles shows us that Audubon's greatest creation was himself. A self-made man incessantly striving to secure his place in American society, Audubon made himself into a skilled painter, a successful entrepreneur, and a prolific writer, whose words went well beyond birds and scientific description. He sought status with the "gentlemen of science" on both sides of the Atlantic, but he also embraced the ornithology of ordinary people. In pursuit of popular acclaim in art and science, Audubon crafted an expressive, audacious, and decidedly masculine identity as the "American Woodsman," a larger-than-life symbol of the new nation, a role he perfected in his quest for transatlantic fame. Audubon didn't just live his life; he performed it. In exploring that performance, Nobles pays special attention to Audubon's stories, some of which—the murky circumstances of his birth, a Kentucky hunting trip with Daniel Boone, an armed encounter with a runaway slave—Audubon embellished with evasions and outright lies. Nobles argues that we cannot take all of Audubon's stories literally, but we must take them seriously. By doing so, we come to terms with the central irony of Audubon's true nature: the man who took so much time and trouble to depict birds so accurately left us a bold but deceptive picture of himself.

Uncle John s Certified Organic Bathroom Reader

John James Audubon, a 19th-century conservationist, produced some of the most influential nature artwork in American history. But art wasn't the only contribution he made to the science of birdwatching.

Author: Bathroom Readers' Institute

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781607106807

Category: Humor

Page: 288

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From electric cars to recycling to organic food--it's all here! Uncle John puts a green spin on its fun facts, figures and trademark trivia. Only Uncle John could make the Green Movement this much fun! This timely edition takes an even-handed look at the trials and tribulations (and downright goofiness) of environmentalism. You’ll learn how landfills operate, where plastic goes to die, how to understand food labels, how to save some green around the house, and the lowdown on all the alternative forms of energy currently being bandied about (even beer power). And we cover the really important stuff, such as: Who has the bigger carbon footprint--Fred Flintstone or George Jetson? And lots more, including… * Lady Bird Johnson’s quest for a prettier nation * Whatever happened to the electric car? * Paper vs. plastic: A fight to the death * Not-so-green Hollywood movies * The true meaning of “organic” * Ancient environmentalists * Living on an Amish farm * NOISE POLLUTION! * Animals that recycle * The power of poo And much, much more!

The ISLE Reader

The most haunting passage of Audubon's account ? Not by a long shot . The most haunting passage follows as he seeks to allay his readers ' fears : " Persons unacquainted with these birds might naturally conclude that such dreadful havoc ...

Author: Michael P. Branch

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 0820325163

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 360

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This volume gathers nineteen of the most representative and defining essays from the journal ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment over the course of its first ten years. Following an introduction that traces the stages of ecocriticism's development, The ISLE Reader is organized into three sections, each of which reflects one of the general goals the journal has sought to accomplish. The section titled "Re-evaluations" provides new readings of familiar environmental writers and new environmental perspectives on authors or literary traditions not usually considered from a green perspective. The writings in "Reaching Out to Other Disciplines" promote cross-pollination among various disciplines and methodologies in the environmental arts and humanities. The writings in the final section, "New Theoretical and Practical Paradigms," are especially significant for the conceptual and methodological terrain they map. The ISLE Reader documents the state of research in ecocriticism and related interdisciplinary fields, provides a survey of the field, and points to new methodologies and possibilities for the future.

Saturday Reader

The the fields , the seashore , to see for himself , like you toiling up the rugged and barren uplands worthy Italian gravely assures his readers , that Audubon and Wilson , how God's creatures of Labrador , a locality so desolate ...



ISBN: HARVARD:32044094117991



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Handbook of Audubon Prints

The information we have obtained is presented for the reader who is interested primarily in Audubon's prints . This book is not a biography , but rather an explanation of the work and a brief discussion of the various persons involved ...

Author: Lois Elmer Bannon

Publisher: Pelican Publishing

ISBN: 1455605549

Category: Artists

Page: 124

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The Gulf The Making of An American Sea

John James Audubon, The Audubon Reader (Alfred A. Knopf, 2006), 526. Thanks to Gary Mormino for the following Tampa Daily Times articles from 1918: “Say, Folks, Whaddye Know about Old Man Pelican?” (February 17); “Fishermen Generally ...

Author: Jack E. Davis

Publisher: Liveright Publishing

ISBN: 9780871408679

Category: Nature

Page: 448

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Winner of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for History Winner of the 2017 Kirkus Prize for Nonfiction A National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction Finalist A New York Times Notable Book of 2017 One of the Washington Post's Best Books of the Year In this “cri de coeur about the Gulf’s environmental ruin” (New York Times), “Davis has written a beautiful homage to a neglected sea” (front page, New York Times Book Review). Hailed as a “nonfiction epic . . . in the tradition of Jared Diamond’s best-seller Collapse, and Simon Winchester’s Atlantic” (Dallas Morning News), Jack E. Davis’s The Gulf is “by turns informative, lyrical, inspiring and chilling for anyone who cares about the future of ‘America’s Sea’ ” (Wall Street Journal). Illuminating America’s political and economic relationship with the environment from the age of the conquistadors to the present, Davis demonstrates how the Gulf’s fruitful ecosystems and exceptional beauty empowered a growing nation. Filled with vivid, untold stories from the sportfish that launched Gulfside vacationing to Hollywood’s role in the country’s first offshore oil wells, this “vast and welltold story shows how we made the Gulf . . . [into] a ‘national sacrifice zone’ ” (Bill McKibben). The first and only study of its kind, The Gulf offers “a unique and illuminating history of the American Southern coast and sea as it should be written” (Edward O. Wilson).

Early Nature Artists in Florida

Alden, Peter, Richard B. Cech, Richard Keen, Amy Leventer, Gil Nelson and Wendy B. Zomlefer. National Audubon Society Field Guide to Florida. New York: Knopf, 1998. Audubon, John James. The Audubon Reader. Edited by Richard Rhodes.

Author: Chris Fasolino

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781439673591

Category: Nature

Page: 144

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Florida's amazing landscapes and fascinating wildlife were sources of inspiration for early naturalists seeking new horizons. Among them was John James Audubon. Elegant herons, acrobatic terns, endearing pelicans and colorful roseate spoonbills all feature among his beloved artwork. But Audubon was not the first nature artist inspired by Florida. Mark Catesby, an English country squire turned adventurer, helped introduce the wonders of Florida to a European audience in the 1700s. And William Bartram, a Pennsylvania Quaker, traveled south to explore the Florida wilderness, where he canoed across a lake full of alligators and lived to sketch the creatures. Author Chris Fasolino shares the stories of these artistic expeditions in a collection replete with gorgeous artwork that includes high-definition images of Audubon's rarely seen original paintings.

The Neighborhood Manhattan Forgot

Audubon Family Papers, Ca. 1805–1938 (1805). Special Collections Research Center, Microfilm, University of Kentucky. Audubon, John James. The Audubon Reader. Edited by Richard Rhodes. New York: Everyman's Library, 2006. ———.

Author: Matthew Spady

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 9780823289448

Category: History

Page: 320

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Audubon Park’s journey from farmland to cityscape The study of Audubon Park’s origins, maturation, and disappearance is at root the study of a rural society evolving into an urban community, an examination of the relationship between people and the land they inhabit. When John James Audubon bought fourteen acres of northern Manhattan farmland in 1841, he set in motion a chain of events that moved forward inexorably to the streetscape that emerged seven decades later. The story of how that happened makes up the pages of The Neighborhood Manhattan Forgot: Audubon Park and the Families Who Shaped It. This fully illustrated history peels back the many layers of a rural society evolving into an urban community, enlivened by the people who propelled it forward: property owners, tenants, laborers, and servants. The Neighborhood Manhattan Forgot tells the intricate tale of how individual choices in the face of family dysfunction, economic crises, technological developments, and the myriad daily occurrences that elicit personal reflection and change of course pushed Audubon Park forward to the cityscape that distinguishes the neighborhood today. A longtime evangelist for Manhattan’s Audubon Park neighborhood, author Matthew Spady delves deep into the lives of the two families most responsible over time for the anomalous arrangement of today’s streetscape: the Audubons and the Grinnells. Buoyed by his extensive research, Spady reveals the darker truth behind John James Audubon (1785–1851), a towering patriarch who consumed the lives of his family members in pursuit of his own goals. He then narrates how fifty years after Audubon’s death, George Bird Grinnell (1849–1938) and his siblings found themselves the owners of extensive property that was not yielding sufficient income to pay taxes, insurance, and maintenance. Like the Audubons, they planned an exit strategy for controlled change that would have an unexpected ending. Beginning with the Audubons’ return to America in 1839, The Neighborhood Manhattan Forgot follows the many twists and turns of the area’s path from forest to city, ending in the twenty-first century with the Audubon name re-purposed in today’s historic district, a multiethnic, multi-racial urban neighborhood far removed from the homogeneous, Eurocentric Audubon Park suburb.

Uncle John s InfoMania Bathroom Reader For Kids Only

—David Lee Roth (Van Halen frontman) AUDUBON SHOCKER: John James Audubon was a pioneer of American wildlife conservation. The 19th-century naturalist spent days at a time searching for birds in the woods so he could paint them.

Author: Bathroom Readers' Institute

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781607107903

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 272

View: 336


Do you have a compulsive desire to know something about everything? Then you have infomania, and Uncle John has the cure! Infomania is the compulsive desire to gobble up information, and kids growing up in the information age have it bad. Young infomaniacs are hungry, hungry, hungry for information. Who knows information better than Uncle John? No one! And now he’s figured out how to deliver information fixes without computers or modems or the Internet. How? In a handy pocket-sized book packed with fascinating facts! Uncle John’s InfoMania is bursting with information so compelling, so mesmerizing, so… weird…it could only come from the professional infomaniacs at the Bathroom Readers’ Institute, and it’s “For Kids Only!” Inside this nonfiction, easy-to-read pocket guide you’ll find… * How to Get Rid of Freckles (live frogs are involved) * Action Figure Facts * What Makes 3-D Movies Work * Avalanche Survival Tips * World Records to Beat (extreme hula-hooping, anyone?) * And much, much more. Designed just for kids, this two-color, illustrated pocket book shares essential and off-the-wall information pulled from the info-maniacal vaults of the Bathroom Readers’ Institute. It’s science, history, math, social studies, sports, and entertainment; all packed into 272 pocket-sized pages and delivered in the bite-sized bits kids love to read!


Sanders made an early and important contribution to raising Audubon's profile as a writer by editing Audubon Reader , a 1986 anthology of his best prose . Sanders is also the author of a 1984 novella on Audubon's early years , Wonders ...



ISBN: NWU:35556042161976

Category: Education, Humanistic


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A Reader s Book of Days True Tales from the Lives and Works of Writers for Every Day of the Year

... 383 Birds of America (Moore), 297 Birds of America, The (Audubon), 119 Birkerts, Sven, 294 birthdays, character's: Baggins, Bilbo, 299; Baggins, Frodo, 299; Bascombe, Ralph, 125; Bast, Leonard, 356; Bigend, Hubertus, 180; Blomkvist, ...

Author: Tom Nissley

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393241495

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 416

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A witty and addictively readable day-by-day literary companion. At once a love letter to literature and a charming guide to the books most worth reading, A Reader's Book of Days features bite-size accounts of events in the lives of great authors for every day of the year. Here is Marcel Proust starting In Search of Lost Time and Virginia Woolf scribbling in the margin of her own writing, "Is it nonsense, or is it brilliance?" Fictional events that take place within beloved books are also included: the birth of Harry Potter’s enemy Draco Malfoy, the blood-soaked prom in Stephen King’s Carrie. A Reader's Book of Days is filled with memorable and surprising tales from the lives and works of Martin Amis, Jane Austen, James Baldwin, Roberto Bolano, the Brontë sisters, Junot Díaz, Philip K. Dick, Charles Dickens, Joan Didion, F. Scott Fitzgerald, John Keats, Hilary Mantel, Haruki Murakami, Flannery O’Connor, Orhan Pamuk, George Plimpton, Marilynne Robinson, W. G. Sebald, Dr. Seuss, Zadie Smith, Susan Sontag, Hunter S. Thompson, Leo Tolstoy, David Foster Wallace, and many more. The book also notes the days on which famous authors were born and died; it includes lists of recommended reading for every month of the year as well as snippets from book reviews as they appeared across literary history; and throughout there are wry illustrations by acclaimed artist Joanna Neborsky. Brimming with nearly 2,000 stories, A Reader's Book of Days will have readers of every stripe reaching for their favorite books and discovering new ones.

National Geographic Readers Hello Penguin

National Geographic Kids Readers for curious kids at every reading. The author and publisher gratefully acknowledge the expert content review of this book by Darwin Long, senior aviculturist at the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, ...

Author: Kathryn Williams

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9781426328978

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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Meet amazing penguins from all around the world! Young readers will learn about penguins big and small in this new pre-reader from National Geographic Kids. Through text features such as a vocabulary tree and wrap-up activity, kids will be introduced to vocabulary in concept groups – helping them make connections between words and expand their understanding of the world.

Uncle John s Endlessly Engrossing Bathroom Reader

Bathroom Readers' Institute. known to rip away brand-new siding ... “The best thing you can do for wildlife, without question,” says Bob Sallinger of the Audubon Society, “is just naturescape your yard.” This primarily entails planting ...

Author: Bathroom Readers' Institute

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781607104599

Category: Humor

Page: 540

View: 900


Strategically placed near the best seat in your home, Uncle John’s Endlessly Engrossing Bathroom Reader is jam-packed with great bathroom reading. It’s the gift that keeps on giving...and giving...and giving.... The BRI’s 22nd all-new edition--Uncle John’s Endlessly Engrossing Bathroom Reader--is like reading several books all rolled into one: a history book, a weird news anthology, a science text, a dictionary, a how-to manual, a sports magazine, a joke book…and the list goes on and on. Since 1987, the Bathroom Readers’ Institute has led the movement to stand up for those who sit down and read in the bathroom (and everywhere else for that matter). With more than 11 million books in print, the Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader series is the longest-running, most popular series of its kind in the world. Where else could you learn about the lost cloud people of Peru, the world’s first detective, and the history of surfing? Uncle John rules the world of information and humor, so get ready to be thoroughly entertained. Read all about… * Soda pop flops * Spider farms * England’s Secret UFO Files * Real hillbilly recipes * Webster’s least-wanted words * Super-trains * And much more!

Uncle John s Legendary Lost Bathroom Reader

Bathroom Readers' Institute ... n February 21, 1965, Malcolm X rose to address a largely black crowd in the Audubon BACKGROUND • Malcolm X's pilgrimage from street tough to international figure began in prison when he discovered the ...

Author: Bathroom Readers' Institute

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781607106708

Category: Humor

Page: 684

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Long ago, Bathroom Reader fans everywhere cried out in terror when Uncle John’s legendary 5th, 6th, and 7th editions were taken out of print. But then they rejoiced at the release of this ginormous book: Uncle John’s Legendary Lost Bathroom Reader! Weighing in at a whopping 673 pages, the entire texts of those long-lost editions have been reanimated into one of the BRI’s all-time best sellers. You’ll be rewarded with thousands of amazing facts, hundreds of incredible quotations, and dozens of short, medium, and long articles (and a few extra-long ones, too), covering history, sports, politics, origins, language, blunders, and more. Find out what half a million readers already know: Legendary Lost is quintessential Uncle John. A few examples: * Pizza history * The Godzilla quiz * How Wall Street got rich * The strange fate of the Dodo bird * The best of the worst country song titles * People who were famous for 15 minutes * Miss Piggy’s timeless wisdom * Accidental discoveries * The king of farts And much, much, much, much more!

Reader s Guide to American History

Even before his assassination at the Audubon Ballroom in upper Manhattan on 21 February 1965 it was widely known that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Nation of Islam (NOI) were both increasingly concerned with ...

Author: Peter J. Parish

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134261895

Category: History

Page: 880

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There are so many books on so many aspects of the history of the United States, offering such a wide variety of interpretations, that students, teachers, scholars, and librarians often need help and advice on how to find what they want. The Reader's Guide to American History is designed to meet that need by adopting a new and constructive approach to the appreciation of this rich historiography. Each of the 600 entries on topics in political, social and economic history describes and evaluates some 6 to 12 books on the topic, providing guidance to the reader on everything from broad surveys and interpretive works to specialized monographs. The entries are devoted to events and individuals, as well as broader themes, and are written by a team of well over 200 contributors, all scholars of American history.

Imagining Wild America

Michael Branch, “Indexing American Possibilities: The Natural History Writing of Bartram, Wilson, and Audubon,” in The Ecocriticism Reader, ed. Cheryll Glotfelty and Harold Fromm (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1996), 282–302. 4.

Author: John R. Knott

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472021925

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 236

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At a time when the idea of wilderness is being challenged by both politicians and intellectuals, Imagining Wild America examines writing about wilderness and wildness and makes a case for its continuing value. The book focuses on works by John James Audubon, Henry David Thoreau, John Muir, Edward Abbey, Wendell Berry, and Mary Oliver, as each writer illustrates different stages and dimensions of the American fascination with wild nature. John Knott traces the emergence of a visionary tradition that embraces values consciously understood to be ahistorical, showing that these writers, while recognizing the claims of history and the interdependence of nature and culture, also understand and attempt to represent wild nature as something different, other. A contribution to the growing literature of eco-criticism, the book is a response to and critique of recent arguments about the constructed nature of wilderness. Imagining Wild America demonstrates the richness and continuing importance of the idea of wilderness, and its attraction for American writers. John R. Knott is Professor of English, University of Michigan. His previous books include The Huron River: Voices from the Watershed, coedited with Keith Taylor.