A-Z of Bird Portraits

A-Z of Bird Portraits

Andrew Forkner's book provides you with all you need to paint a range of birds in acrylics; taking in birds of prey, songbirds and waterbirds from all over the world. It contains information on the materials and preparation you will need to capture the delicacy and majesty of the subjects. * Twenty-six striking and characterful bird species * Clear and easy-to-follow step by step projects * Includes guidance on composition, reference and important bird features

A-Z of Bird Portraits

An Illustrated Guide to Painting Beautiful Birds

A-Z of Bird Portraits

Andrew Forkner's book provides you with all you need to paint a range of birds in acrylics; taking in birds of prey, songbirds and waterbirds from all over the world. It contains information on the materials and preparation you will need to capture the delicacy and majesty of the subjects. * Twenty-six striking and characterful bird species * Clear and easy-to-follow step by step projects * Includes guidance on composition, reference and important bird features

Russia on the Black Sea and Sea of Azof

Being a Narrative of Travels in the Crimea and Bordering Provinces; with Notices of the Naval, Military, and Commercial Resources of Those Countries

Russia on the Black Sea and Sea of Azof


Portraits of Women in the American West

Portraits of Women in the American West

Men are usually the heroes of Western stories, but women also played a crucial role in developing the American frontier, and their stories have rarely been told. This anthology of biographical essays on women promises new insight into gender in the 19C American West. The women featured include Asian Americans, African-Americans and Native American women, as well as their white counterparts. The original essays offer observations about gender and sexual violence, the subordinate status of women of color, their perseverance and influence in changing that status, a look at the gendered religious legacy that shaped Western Catholicism, and women in the urban and rural, industrial and agricultural West.

Birds in the Ancient World from A to Z

Birds in the Ancient World from A to Z

Birds in the Ancient World from A to Z gathers together the ancient information available, listing all the names that ancient Greeks gave their birds and all their descriptions and analyses. W. Geoffrey Arnott identifies as many of them as possible in the light of modern ornithological studies. The ancient Greek bird names are transliterated into English script, and all that the ancients said about birds is presented in English. This book is accordingly the first complete discussion of ancient bird names that will be accessible to readers without ancient Greek. The only large-scale examination of ancient birds for seventy years, the book has an exhaustive bibliography (partly classical scholarship and partly ornithological) to encourage further study, and provides students and ornithologists with the definitive study of ancient birds.

Exotic Birds from A to Z

Exotic Birds from A to Z

Both prospective owners of birds as pets and dedicated bird watchers will want to add this book to their reference shelf. It s an A-to-Z guide to bird species with color photos and descriptions of more than 200 birds native to all parts of the world. A general overview describes bird groups and their characteristics, and advises on setting up backyard birdhouses as well as indoor and outdoor aviaries. Bird species are profiled according to their families, with separate sections on doves, parrots, bluebirds, thrushes, buntings, finches, starlings, and 10 others. Each of the book s sections has page edges tipped in a different color for quick reference. Pet owners are advised on the basics of proper bird caging and care, and additional information of special interest to bird enthusiasts is provided. The book features 300 full-color photos and comes with a clear vinyl jacket for extra protection when it s used as a field guide.

More Wildlife Painting

Techniques of Modern Masters

More Wildlife Painting

From antelopes to zebras, the A to Z of creatures inhabiting the pages of this manual are depicted by ten wildlife artists who reveal their techniques for achieving realistic animal art. Emphasizing the important details of rendering wildlife, the volume devotes separate sections to animals' eyes, whiskers, beaks, fur, and so on. Sketches, studies, and reference photographs used by master painters show just how their bird and animal portraits evolved into magnificent finished works in watercolour, gouache, oil, pastel, or other mediums.