In the Belly of an Ox

The Unexpected Photographic Adventures of Richard and Cherry Kearton

By Bond, Rebecca

Publishers Summary:
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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ISBN
978-0-54707-675-1
Publisher
Houghton


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Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on January 1, 2010

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 c...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on April 1, 2010

The brothers Kearton, pioneering bird photographers, adopted nature's own strategy with ingenious camouflages. Three years and 30,000 miles yielded "the firs...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Junior Library Guild

Reviewed on November 16, 2009

- A beautiful and inspiring book. - The story demonstrates that when a project is truly engrossing, people will find a way to pursue it, regardless of obstacles or discomfort. ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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