This post presents 7 illustrations from 6 books that are designed to guide readers in the identification of bird species.
This is the 1st post on this blog that is not about the California condor. It is, however, about another “condor”.
What is the name for the images in books that mark beginnings of chapters, fill blank spaces at the end of chapters, or appear in the margins?
A couple minutes of research turned up the terms embellishment, flourish, and ornament. I also learned that these images are part of the art program for a book.
What I will call embellishments are found in both fiction and non-fiction books. In this post, I present examples of condors as embellishments from 6 books.
Article headlines that are questions invite curiousity and whet readers’ appetites for answers. Here, from magazines and newspapers published 1936-1996, are the titles of 20 articles that pose a question about the California condor.
A pictorial map is part map and part illustration. This post presents 8 examples of pictorial maps involving the California condor.
Defenders of Wildlife News and its successor magazine, Defenders, reported regularly on the California condor in the decades prior to 1987, when all the condors were taken into captivity. During the 1980s, Defenders included some notable illustrations and photos.
I especially want to show 2 illustrations from this time period. But while I am at it, here also are a fine map and 2 noteworthy photos.
In previous posts, I have called attention to particular words that are relevant to the California condor. This post is about magazine and newspaper articles that include “passing” in their titles.