Format:
Book
Author:
Howell, Catherine Herbert, author.
Title:
The splendor of birds : art and photographs from National Geographic / Catherine Herbert Howell.
Publisher, Date:
Washington, DC : National Geographic Partners, [2018]
Description:
510 pages : chiefly illustrations (chiefly color) ; 31 cm
Summary:
Bird, nature, and art lovers alike will treasure this sumptuous visual celebration of the colours, forms, and behaviours of the winged wonders who share our world as they have been explored, displayed, and revealed throughout the years by National Geographic. The book moves chronologically so readers witness the tremendous growth in our knowledge of birds over the last 130 years, as well as the new frontiers in technology and observation from luminous vintage paintings and classic black and white photographs to state-of-the art high-speed and telephoto camera shots that reveal moments rarely seen and sights invisible to the human eye. The wide diversity of pictures captures beloved songbirds outside the kitchen window, theatrical courtship dance of birds of paradise, tender moments inside a tern's nest, or the vivid flash of a hummingbird's flight. Readers will delight in seeing iconic species from around the world through the eyes of acclaimed National Geographic wildlife photographers such as Chris Johns, Frans Lanting, Joel Sartore, and Tim Laman and reading excerpted passages from Arthur A. Allen, Roger Tory Peterson, Douglas Chadwick, Jane Goodall, and other great explorers. Exquisitely produced and expertly curated, this visual treasury displays as never before the irresistible beauty, grace, and intelligence of our feathered friends.
Subjects:
Photography of birds.
Birds -- Pictorial works.
Photography of birds.
Birds.
Birds -- Pictorial works.
Wildlife photography.
Genre:
Pictorial works.
Illustrated works.
Other Title:
Birds
Notes:
Includes index.
ISBN:
9781426219672
1426219679
Other Number:
1021083062
System Availability:
1
Current Holds:
0
Control Number:
394162
Call Number:
598 How
Course Reserves:
0
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