Before Audubon, there was Buffon s Histoire naturelle, generale et particuliere, originally published in thirty-six volumes between 1749 and 1778. All the World s Birds comprises selections from the original, which explored all flora and fauna, and features the beautiful full color illustrations by Francois-Nicolas Martinet. Now this seminal work appears in a handsome, slipcased edition which marks the first publication of Buffon s writings in one volume with Martinet s beautiful yet scientifically precise engravings, originally published separately. These wondrous eighteenth century depictions of birds are among the earliest scientific attempts to depict birds in all their detail, and these plates are a milestone in the development of ornithological art. This monumental volume is perfect for any bird lover."
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Author Biography - Francois Nicolas Martinet
Georges-Louis Leclerc (1707 1788) was a French naturalist, mathematician, biologist, and author who influenced generations of naturalists, including notably Charles Darwin. Stephane Schmitt is a researcher at France s National Research Center. Cedric Cremiere is the director of Le Havre s Natural History Museum. David Sibley is one of the world s leading ornithologists and author of Sibley s Guide to Birds."