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Why many great reference works still rely on paintbrush and pencil, not the digital camera

By Dushko Petrovich
August 24, 2008

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IT WOULD BE naive to expect any improvement on the knowledge, artistry, and dedication that made John James Audubon - a man who drew birds - into a household name. His magnum opus, "Birds of America," published in several installments between 1827 and 1838, is an unrivaled masterpiece of both art and science, distilling 14 years of brave travel, careful ... (Full article: 1607 words)

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