The brilliant artist Elizabeth Gould is finally given the recognition she deserves in this gorgeous volume that includes hundreds of her stunning and scientifically precise illustrations of birds from nearly every continent. For all of her short life, Elizabeth's artistic career was appreciated through the lens of her husband, ornithologist John Gould, with whom she embarked on a series of ambitious projects to document the birds of the world. Elizabeth played a crucial role in these projects publications, creating historically significant illustrations of over 600 birds many of which were new to science. However, Elizabeth’s role in the creation of her husband’s publications was hardly credited. This marvelous volume finally offers an important tribute to Elizabeth’s reputation and skill as one of the greatest bird painters of all time.