The Waterfowl of North America The Ducks, Geese and Swans - Signed
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For those who find joy in the sight and sound of the panoply of North American wildlife, The Waterfowl of North America is an indispensable book. With the clear-eyed accuracy of a scientist, and the insight and affection of a portraitist, Robin Hill depicts North America's 51 species in full page colour plate (after watercolours). Essays by emeritus director of the Smithsonian Institution S. Dillon Ripley and by the artist himself introduce the paintings, and explore the importance of waterfowl in our lives -- as visually beautiful animals, as fascinating social creatures, and as sensitive barometers for measuring the state of our continent's delicate rivers, wetlands and marshlands.
Arranged in accordance with the American Ornithologists Union Checklist, the paintings -- each accompanied by distribution maps and authoritative technical descriptions by Paul A. Johnsgard -- represent a complete catalogue of North American waterfowl