The Resource The birdman's wife, Melissa Ashley

The birdman's wife, Melissa Ashley

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The birdman's wife, Melissa Ashley
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"Artist Elizabeth Gould spent her life capturing the sublime beauty of birds the world had never seen before ... Elizabeth was a woman ahead of her time, juggling the demands of her artistic life with her roles as wife, lover and helpmate to a passionate and demanding genius, and as a devoted mother who gave birth to eight children. In a society obsessed with natural history and the discovery of new species, the birdman’s wife was at its glittering epicentre. Her artistry breathed life into hundreds of exotic finds, from her husband’s celebrated collections to Charles Darwin’s famous Galapagos finches. Fired by Darwin’s discoveries, in 1838 Elizabeth defied convention by joining John on a trailblazing expedition to the untamed wilderness of Van Diemen’s Land and New South Wales to collect and illustrate Australia’s ‘curious’ birdlife"--Publisher's description
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Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
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Content category
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Content type code
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ocn959203492
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24 cm
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Extent
389 pages
Isbn
9781925344998
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
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Other physical details
illustrations (colour, black and white)

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