C2011

The Business of Nature John Gould and Australia.

Artist:

Roslyn Russell

Gives an excellent account of Gould and his Australia works. This is the story of John Gould, whose driving energy and endless enthusiasm would see him achieve enduring renown as the &#8216father of Australian ornithology&#8217. In 1838, Gould and his … Read Full Description

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The Business of Nature John Gould and Australia.

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C2011

Artist:

Roslyn Russell

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The Business of Nature John Gould and Australia. - Vintage Print from 2011

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2011

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Gives an excellent account of Gould and his Australia works. This is the story of John Gould, whose driving energy and endless enthusiasm would see him achieve enduring renown as the &#8216father of Australian ornithology&#8217. In 1838, Gould and his wife, Elizabeth, made the greatest sacrifice for his work, leaving behind their family and home in London to travel to the far-flung colony of Van Diemen&#8217s Land, from where Gould would travel around the mainland to observe the native fauna. Gould&#8217s artists &#8212 Elizabeth foremost among them &#8212 would depict these creatures in exquisite lithographs, accompanied by Gould&#8217s commentary. With all the acumen of a shrewd Victorian entrepreneur, Gould established a thriving business that took him into the world of the British aristocracy and the scientific elite. His is a tale of enduring love and of a man&#8217s unending ability to see beauty in nature, despite the greatest of life&#8217s tragedies. The Business of Nature provides a brief sketch of the life of John Gould, whose classic volumes, The Birds of Australia and The Mammals of Australia, have been admired by generations of Australians. The publication features over 130 colour plates of some of Australia&#8217s favourite birds and mammals from Gould&#8217s works held by the National Library of Australia.

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