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Drawn from Paradise : The Discovery, Art and Natural History of the Birds of Paradise - Sir David Attenborough

Drawn from Paradise

The Discovery, Art and Natural History of the Birds of Paradise

Hardcover Published: 30th August 2012
ISBN: 9780007487615
Number Of Pages: 256

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Drawn from Paradise is David Attenborough's journey through the cultural history of the birds of paradise, one of the most exquisite and extravagant, colourful and intriguing families of birds.

From the moment they were introduced to the European mind in the early sixteenth century, their unique beauty was recognised and commemorated in the first name that they were given - birds so beautiful must be birds from paradise.

In this unique exploration of a truly awe-inspiring family of birds which to this day is still shrouded in mystery, David Attenborough and Errol Fuller trace the natural history of these enigmatic birds through their depiction in western works of art throughout the centuries, featuring beautiful illustrations by such luminary artists as Jacques Barraband, William Hart, John Gould, Rubens and Breughel, to name but a few.

Experienced ornithologists and general nature and art enthusiasts alike will delight in this journey of discovery of the world's most beautiful and mysterious birds.

About the Author

David Attenborough is one of the world’s leading naturalists and broadcasters. His distinguished career spans more than fifty years, and his multi-award winning films and series have been broadcast around the world.

Industry Reviews

`The book is as sumptuous as the birds themselves, a celebration of birds that have haunted the human imagination for half a millennium.' Simon Barnes, The Times

`Brilliant'
Guardian

`A worthy inheritor of Alistair Cooke'
Telegraph

`The nation's favourite wildlife broadcaster'
The Times

ISBN: 9780007487615
ISBN-10: 0007487614
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 30th August 2012
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 30.5 x 25.0  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 1.62

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