Wildflowers of Maine presents a selection of the color paintings, of pioneering botanist Kate Furbish. Including some of the more prominent flowers to be found in Maine, plus a few rarities, this delightful gift formatted edition is a treat for the senses and a testament to Kate Furbish's lifelong passion to record all of Maine's plants and flowers in meticulous watercolor paintings.
Best of Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts: Wildlife Portraits is jam packed full of 28 extraordinary animal scroll saw projects. These tried and true favorites are plucked from the archives of Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts, the foremost periodical on scroll sawing. Join your favorite authors, including Kathy Wise, Gary Browning, Charles Dearing, and Lora Irish, as they scroll handsome projects from the animal kingdom. Scroll saw patterns include birds, pets, sea life, North American wildlife, and African big cats in wood. Here's a selection of the animals you'll find inside: rooster, blue jay, cat, rabbit, crab, turtle, bear, elk, wolf, tiger, and lion.
An important figure in early American science and letters, William Bartram (1739-1823) has been known almost exclusively for his classic book, Travels. William Bartram, The Search for Nature's Design presents new material in the form of art, letters, and unpublished manuscripts. These documents expand our knowledge of Bartram as an explorer, naturalist, artist, writer, and citizen of the early Republic.Part 1, the correspondence, includes letters to and from Bartram's family, friends, and peers, establishing his developing consciousness about the natural world as well as his passion for rendering it in drawing. The difficult business of undertaking scientific study and commercial botany in the eighteenth century comes alive through letters that detail travel arrangements, enduring hardship, and mentoring. Commonly regarded as a recluse or eccentric, Bartram nstead emerges as deeply engaged with the major ideas, issues, and intellectual life of his time. Part 2 presents selections from Bartram's diverse but little-known unpublished writings. Leading scholars in their field introduce manuscripts such as a draft for Travels, garden diaries faithfully kept, an antislavery treatise scrawled on the back of a plant catalog, a commonplace book, pharmacopoeia compiled for his brothers, and exacting accounts of Native American culture. Each selection reveals another dimension of Bartram's unending interest in the world he encountered at home and while traveling through the southern colonies.
The winter months offer the perfect opportunity for us to become better acquainted with our favorite birds. As they forage in gardens for seeds and berries, we are gifted with the chance to watch from the comfort of our homes, and learn more about their behavior and special characteristics.In this stunning book, one of the world's finest bird artists, Lars Jonsson, explores 40 of Sweden's best-loved winter birds. Each bird is illustrated in classic Jonsson style, with text on its identification, cultural history, and the author's own personal observations.