Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Natural History Museum's first book for iPad, Audubon's Birds of America

Unfortunately the Balfour Library does not own a copy of John James Audubon's magnificent, 1m tall Birds of America, with 435 hand-painted plates illustrating American birds in their natural habitats, so you may be interested in the iPad or eBook version of a copy owned by the Natural History Museum (NHM).

A resized print edition of the work will also be launched by the NHM.

The NHM's art collection holds half a million artworks, representing all the great natural history artists. There are also over 1 million books, including some richly illustrated volumes of great historical significance.