By Detlef Singer
By Katrina van Grouw
There is extra to a poultry than just feathers. And simply because birds advanced from a unmarried flying ancestor does not imply they're structurally all of the related. With over 385 wonderful drawings depicting 2 hundred species, The Unfeathered Bird is a richly illustrated publication on chicken anatomy that gives refreshingly unique insights into what is going on underneath the feathered floor. every one beautiful drawing is made up of an exact specimen and reproduced in luxurious huge layout. The birds are proven in realistic positions and engaged in habit usual 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 available to any reader, the energetic textual content relates birds' anatomy to their way of life and evolution, studying such questions as why penguins are higher than auks, even if harrier hawks relatively have double-jointed legs, and the variation among wing claws and wing spurs. A landmark in renowned chook books, The Unfeathered Bird is a needs to for somebody who appreciates birds or chicken art.
- A distinctive e-book that bridges artwork, technology, and background
- Over 385 attractive drawings, artistically prepared in a luxurious large-format publication
- Accessible, jargon-free text--the in basic terms booklet on chicken anatomy aimed toward the overall reader
- Drawings and textual content all in response to genuine fowl specimens
- Includes such a lot anatomically designated chicken teams
- Many species by no means illustrated earlier than
By Bob Duchesne
By Todd Telander
By Gwent Ornithological society
Gwent includes a wide selection of habitats in a comparatively small zone, together with estuarine wetland within the south, valleys within the west, and uplands within the north, with seriously wooded parts within the Usk and Wye valleys. significant websites comprise the Newport Wetlands, which draws viewers from all through Wales and the west of britain to its rainy grassland, saline lagoons and freshwater reedbeds. different very important websites contain Peterstone Wentlooge (along the Severn Estuary west of Newport) and Llandegfedd Reservoir.
By A. Oksche,D. S. Farner
By Jeannie Gray,Ian Fraser
The authors study each species: its usually many-and-varied universal names, its complete clinical identify, with derivation, translation and a advisor to pronunciation. tales in the back of the identify are incorporated, in addition to suitable features of biology, conservation and historical past. unique descriptions, translated through the authors, were sourced for plenty of species.
As good as being a publication approximately names this can be a booklet concerning the historical past of ever-developing understandings of birds, in regards to the those who contributed and, such a lot of all, in regards to the birds themselves.
2013 Whitley Award Commendation for Zoological Resource.
By Candace Savage
Based on twenty years of audacious examine via scientists all over the world, the e-book additionally offers an unparalleled, evidence-based glimpse into corvids’ highbrow, social, and emotional lives. yet even if considered during the lens of technological know-how, delusion, or daily adventure, the result's consistently a similar. those birds are so smartand so mysteriousthey take your breath away.
By Dave Walker
By Mariette Nowak,Peter H. Raven