Birds: The Art of Ornithology
By Jonathan Elphick
336 pages. Rizzoli.
A petite treat for armchair nature buffs: Birds: The Art of Ornithology (Rizzoli), a fine-feathered trove of engravings, lithographs, and watercolors plucked from London's Natural History Museum. The text will make you smarter, but the illustrations will make you soar.
From the August 2008 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine
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