The Birds of America
, written and illustrated by John James Audubon and printed in the 1830s sold today at auction for over $10 million. It is one of the rarest books and today became the most expensive. And how did Audubon manage these extremely accurate, detailed drawings of the birds?
Sven Lindblad and
recently hosted the Children & Nature Network’s “Big Dreams Win,” a 2-day forum aboard National Geographic Sea Bird. Among other topics, the forum discussed ways to spark the movement to get kids to spend more time in nature, as espoused in Richard Louv’s book, Last Child in the Woods: Saving our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder. If you’re interested in meeting Richard Louv, he’ll join us aboard National Geographic Explorer for our Arctic cruise, Land of the Ice Bears in June of 2011.