The Unfeathered Bird

The Unfeathered Bird There is to a bird than simply feathers And just because birds evolved from a single flying ancestor doesn t mean they are structurally all the same With over 385 stunning drawings depicting 200 species, The Unfeathered Bird is a richly illustrated book on bird anatomy that offers refreshingl

Bird Sense: What It's Like to Be a Bird

Bird Sense: What It's Like to Be a Bird Most people would love to be able to fly like a bird, but few of us are aware of the other sensations that make being a bird a gloriously unique experience What is going on inside the head of a nightingale as it sings, and how does its brain improvise How do desert birds detect rain hundreds of ki

Birds in a Cage

Birds in a Cage Soon after his arrival at Warburg PoW camp, British army officer John Buxton found an unexpected means of escape from the horrors of internment Passing his days covertly watching birds, he was unaware that he, too, was being watched Peter Conder, also a passionate ornithologist, had noticed Buxton

The Warbler Guide

The Warbler Guide Warblers are among the most challenging birds to identify They exhibit an array of seasonal plumages and have distinctive yet oft confused calls and songs The Warbler Guide enables you to quickly identify any of the 56 species of warblers in the United States and Canada This groundbreaking guid

Feathers: The Evolution of a Natural Miracle

Feathers: The Evolution of a Natural Miracle Feathers are an evolutionary marvel aerodynamic, insulating, beguiling They date back than 100 million years Yet their story has never been fully told In Feathers, biologist Thor Hanson details a sweeping natural history, as feathers have been used to fly, protect, attract, and adorn throug