Had I the Wings: The Friendship of Bachman and Audubon

by Shuler, Jay
Had I the Wings: The Friendship of Bachman and Audubon
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Had I the Wings: The Friendship of Bachman and Audubon

by Shuler, Jay

Format: Paperback

Code: 11743

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John James Audubon's friendships were often stressful and short-lived, but his personal and professional relationship with John Bachman of Charleston, South Carolina, was a notable exception. Bachman (1790-1874), a Lutheran pastor and gifted amateur zoologist, first met Audubon in 1831; they immediately became friends and collaborators and eventually in-laws (both Audubon sons wed Bachman daughters). Their major work was The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America (1845-49), with Bachman's text and Audubon's paintings, but Bachman also provided specimens and data for Birds of America (1827-38). Shuler has produced a well-written and fully researched biography of Bachman, the first since 1888, emphasizing his scientific contributions and the Audubon friendship.

ISBN: 9780820320793

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

Year of Publication: 1995

Page Count: 233

Weight: 1 lb