There is extra to a chook than just feathers. And simply because birds advanced from a unmarried flying ancestor doesn't suggest they're structurally the entire comparable. With over 385 lovely drawings depicting 2 hundred species, The Unfeathered Bird is a richly illustrated ebook on fowl anatomy that provides refreshingly unique insights into what is going on underneath the feathered floor. each one beautiful drawing is made of an exact specimen and reproduced in luxurious huge layout. The birds are proven in reasonable positions and engaged in habit general of the species: an underwater view of the skeleton of a swimming loon, the musculature of a porpoising penguin, and an unfeathered sparrowhawk plucking its prey. Jargon-free and simply obtainable to any reader, the energetic textual content relates birds' anatomy to their way of life and evolution, analyzing such questions as why penguins are greater than auks, no matter if harrier hawks rather have double-jointed legs, and the adaptation among wing claws and wing spurs. A landmark in well known chook books, The Unfeathered Bird is a needs to for a person who appreciates birds or fowl art.
- A certain publication that bridges artwork, technology, and historical past
- Over 385 attractive drawings, artistically prepared in a luxurious large-format booklet
- Accessible, jargon-free text--the basically publication on chook anatomy geared toward the final reader
- Drawings and textual content all in response to genuine chook specimens
- Includes so much anatomically targeted fowl teams
- Many species by no means illustrated earlier than
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