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Flocks of Colour

Author:   Olsen, Penny
Publisher:   National Library of Australia
ISBN:  

9780642278067


Pages:   224
Publication Date:   01 October 2013
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What name could be a more apt description of Australia than ‘The Land of Parrots’, a name inspired by late sixteenth-century maps showing a southern region labelled ‘Psittacorum regio’? This beautiful book takes a close look at parrots in Australia, from the first published illustration of an Australian parrot—a Rainbow Lorikeet collected live on Cook’s 1770 voyage—to William T. Cooper’s twentieth-century watercolour of the elusive Night Parrot.
With introductory essays by ornithologist Penny Olsen, Flocks of Colour covers two and a quarter centuries of discovery and illustration of Australia’s avifauna. It features a rich portfolio of images of all the Australian parrots, by various artists including John Gould, Edward Lear, Neville W. Cayley and William T. Cooper, selected from the collections of the National Library of Australia, The foreword is by Joseph Forshaw, a world expert on the parrot family.
• Highly illustrated; beautiful colour reproductions
• Ideal gift book
Penny Olsen is an ornithologist, researcher and writer with a passion for natural history. She is currently an Associate Professor in the Research School of Biology at the Australian National University. Her latest books include Cayley and Son: The Life and Art of Neville Henry Cayley and Neville William Cayley and Collecting Ladies: Ferdinand von Mueller and Women Botanical Artists.

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Author:   Olsen, Penny
Publisher:   National Library of Australia
ISBN:  

9780642278067


Pages:   224
Publication Date:   01 October 2013
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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