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Nature's Engraver: A Life of Thomas Bewick

Nature's Engraver: A Life of Thomas Bewick

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By (author) Jenny Uglow

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  • Publisher: FABER & FABER
  • Format: Paperback | 480 pages
  • Dimensions: 135mm x 197mm x 26mm | 484g
  • Publication date: 6 September 2007
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0571223753
  • ISBN 13: 9780571223756
  • Sales rank: 156,295

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At the end of the eighteenth-century Britain fell in love with nature. Thomas Bewick's "History of British Birds" marked the moment: the first 'field-guide' for ordinary people, illustrated by woodcuts of astonishing accuracy and beauty. But it was far more than that, for in the vivid vignettes scattered through the book Bewick drew the vanishing way of life of the country people of the North East. In this superbly illustrated biography, Jenny Uglow tells a story of violent change, radical politics, lost ways of life and the beauty of the wild - a journey to the beginning of our lasting obsession with the natural world.

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Jenny Uglow grew up in Cumbria, and now works in publishing. Her books include prize-winning biographies of Elizabeth Gaskell and William Hogarth. The Lunar Men, published in 2002, was described as 'a spectacular, epic book' by the Observer. She lives in Canterbury.