Full colour reproductions are shown of more than 100 of Audubon’s best paintings, chosen for their excellent portrayal of plants. Each magnificent full page plate is accompanied by information on the animals (mostly birds), the painting and (most particularly) the plants. An introductory, extensively illustrated chapter details Audubon’s life and career – a fascinating story of heroic achievements in the face of great obstacles. A second chapter deals with Audubon’s conservation legacy, a topic of considerable importance to the world’s ongoing crises related to loss of biodiversity, degradation of the environment and global warming.
E Small, PM Catling, J Cayouette and B Brookes
Hardcover, 266 pages, col paintings.