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 beautiful drawings depicting 2 hundred species, The Unfeathered Bird is a richly illustrated booklet on chicken anatomy that provides refreshingly unique insights into what is going on underneath the feathered floor. every one beautiful drawing is made of a precise specimen and reproduced in luxurious huge layout. The birds are proven in sensible positions and engaged in habit average 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 larger than auks, no matter if harrier hawks quite have double-jointed legs, and the adaptation among wing claws and wing spurs. A landmark in well known poultry books, The Unfeathered Bird is a needs to for someone who appreciates birds or fowl art.
- A targeted booklet that bridges artwork, technology, and background
- Over 385 appealing drawings, artistically prepared in a luxurious large-format booklet
- Accessible, jargon-free text--the basically ebook on fowl anatomy aimed toward the overall reader
- Drawings and textual content all in keeping with real fowl specimens
- Includes so much anatomically special poultry teams
- Many species by no means illustrated earlier than
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