John James Audubon: The Nature of the American Woodsman, by Gregory Nobles, will be featured at a Dog Ears Books author event on Thursday evening, August 3. The book is as much history as it is biography. See my review of this fascinating study of America’s foremost bird artist, and for the author’s presentation on C-SPAN, click here.
In Pursuit of Birds: A foray with field glasses and sketchbook, by Kalamazoo artist Ladislav R. Hanka, is more birds than birdman. As Hanka puts it, the book is “drawings and etchings of birds with some stories about birding in exotic places.” Bird art in its highest form!
Both Mother’s Day (May 14) and Father’s Day (June 18) approach as we move through spring, and if you have a birding parent or grandparent, either of these books would make a thoughtful gift.
John James Audubon: The Nature of
The American Woodsman
by Gregory Nobles
Hardcover, 330pp w/ notes, index, & illustrations
In Pursuit of Birds
by Ladislav R. Hanka
Paper, 142pp, illustrated