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In the belly of an ox : the unexpected photographic adventures of Richard and Cherry Kearton /

by Bond, Rebecca.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 2009Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 24 x 29 cm.ISBN: 9780547076751 (reinforced) :; 0547076754 (reinforced) :.Title notes: $16.00 11/05/2009 (hm)BRA $16.00 11/05/2009Subject(s): Kearton, Cherry, 1871-1940 -- Juvenile literature | Kearton, Richard, 1862-1928 -- Juvenile literature | Wildlife photographers -- Great Britain -- Juvenile literature | Wildlife photography -- Juvenile literature | Kearton, Cherry, 1871-1940 | Kearton, Richard, 1862-1928 | Wildlife photographers -- Great Britain | Wildlife photographyA Junior Library Guild selectionSummary: Richard and Cherry reasoned they might hide from birds in the belly of an ox. Concealed in the hollow animal, the brothers were able to photograph birds in their natural habitats. Their results were published in 1895, marking a new era in natural history.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Raised in the moorlands of Yorkshire, Richard and Cherry Kearton developed a boyhood fascination with nature that fostered their great desire to photograph it. Together the brothers invented ingenious camouflage "hides" (including one inside the belly of an ox) in order to get closer to their subjects of birds. After three years, the brothers published the first natural history book entirely illustrated with photographs; it changed the way people view birds and their nests, inspiringthem to protect them rather than plunder them.

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A Junior Library Guild selection

Richard and Cherry reasoned they might hide from birds in the belly of an ox. Concealed in the hollow animal, the brothers were able to photograph birds in their natural habitats. Their results were published in 1895, marking a new era in natural history.

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Brothers Richard (1862-1928) and Cherry (1871-1940) Kearton shared a happy boyhood exploring their native Yorkshire, "marvel[ing] at the architecture of living things: The structure of nests...The designs of flight." As adults, they took jobs in publishing; still, they'd escape London for the early morning countryside, where they pioneered as bird photographers. Seeking close-ups, they adopted nature's own strategy with ingenious camouflages: a hollow hay cart, a tree of poles and cloth, beasts of hide over wooden frames. Three years and 30,000 miles yielded "the first nature book ever entirely illustrated with photographs," including the excellent several appended here. Adults can take heart from the way freedom to explore nurtured the Keartons' creativity and love of nature; readers of all ages will delight in their ingenuity. Bond's freely rendered watercolor and pen-and-ink illustrations evoke "that thin line where wide land meets huge sky," nineteenth-century London, the dedicated brothers, and their marvelous contraptions with discernment and some touches of humor: once, when that ox toppled, Cherry had to wait an hour, "six legs in the air, for Richard's rescue." A brief bibliography, citations for quotes, and notes on the photographers' later lives are appended. From HORN BOOK, (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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