The Resource Australian predators of the sky, Penny Olsen ; foreword by Sean Dooley

Australian predators of the sky, Penny Olsen ; foreword by Sean Dooley

Label
Australian predators of the sky
Title
Australian predators of the sky
Statement of responsibility
Penny Olsen ; foreword by Sean Dooley
Creator
Contributor
Author
Author of introduction
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Our relationship with the birds of prey has always been conflicted. Raptors are admired for their strength and independence, but despised for their depredations on livestock and favourite garden birds, while the owls are at once respected for their wisdom and watchfulness and feared for their mournful cries and association with darkness and ill-omen. Australian Predators of the Sky comprises over 200 striking paintings, lithographs and engravings of all 34 Australian species - 25 diurnal birds of prey and nine owls. From odd-looking first depictions to stunning, detailed portrayals of the species, the illustrations cover more than two centuries of bird art, selected from the National Library of Australia's collection. The artists include George Raper and John Hunter (First Fleet naval officers), Sarah Stone, John and Elizabeth Gould, Henry Constantine Richter, Henrik Gronvold, Ellis Rowan, Neville Henry Cayley, Lionel Lindsay, Lilian Medland, Ebenezer Edward Gostelow, and, more recently, Betty Temple Watts, Frank Knight and Jeff Davies
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Olsen, Penny
Dewey number
598.9
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Dooley, Sean
  • National Library of Australia
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Birds of prey
  • Owls
  • Falconiformes
  • Birds of prey
Target audience
adult
Label
Australian predators of the sky, Penny Olsen ; foreword by Sean Dooley
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
207 pages
Form of item
microfiche
Isbn
9780642278562
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour)
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780642278562
Label
Australian predators of the sky, Penny Olsen ; foreword by Sean Dooley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
207 pages
Form of item
microfiche
Isbn
9780642278562
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour)
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780642278562

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