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The Unfeathered Bird

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Discover avian anatomy and biodiversity through more than 385 illustrations of 200 bird species.

Unsettling and irresistible - New York Times
Monumentally impressive - New Scientist
A magnificent and accessible monograph on biodiversity - Scientist

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The Unfeathered Bird

£ 34.95


The book takes readers on a tour of bird anatomy through scientifically accurate drawings. Each illustration has been created from real specimens and reproduced in a large format, often taking up full pages.

Many of the bird sketches show lifelike positions and typical behaviour to help demonstrate how the birds live in their natural environment.

Lively, accessible writing explains the relationship between a bird's anatomy and its habitat, lifestyle and evolution.

The book has chapters about scientific naming, generic bird features, a section for most of the anatomically-distinct bird groups and an index.

This gorgeous coffee-table book is ideal for a wide readership, particularly people interested in science, art and natural history.

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