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  • The Story of the Renaissance | William Henry Hudson

    The Story of the Renaissance

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs)
    • By William Henry Hudson
    • Narrated By Robert Whitfield
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    Voyages of discovery, inventions, the revival of classical learning, and the advent of science contributed to the intellectual upheavals of this creative period, and are reflected in its literature and art. Hudson focuses on the one thread of continuity that he sees as both the seed and the fruit of this exciting era: the awakening of secular humanism and the emergence of the individual. This history gives the listener a lucid, perceptive analysis of the splendid Renaissance.

    carolyn says: "Tapestry of an age"
  • Birds in Town and Village | William Henry Hudson

    Birds in Town and Village

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By William Henry Hudson
    • Narrated By Neville Jason
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    William Henry Hudson was a founding member of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB). Though born in Argentina, Hudson came to England in 1874, where he remained until his death in 1922. Absorbed by nature, and in particular by the lives and activities of birds, his acute observations on wildlife led to some charming books which helped establish the pastime of bird watching. Birds in Town and Village is one of his classics. It is a truly engaging rumination on birds, as he watched them go about their daily lives. It is unfailingly charming, and read with an easy, relaxed tone by Neville Jason.

    Mrs. Mina says: "Charming look at 19th century ornithology"
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