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The Unfeathered Bird

by Katrina van Grouw

The Unfeathered Bird
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by Katrina van Grouw

A richly illustrated book on bird anatomy depicting 200 species. Each drawing made from an actual specimen, the birds are shown in lifelike positions and engaged in behaviour typical of the species, such as an underwater view of the skeleton of a swimming loon, the musculature of a porpoising penguin and an unfeathered sparrow hawk plucking its prey.

Jargon free, the lively text relates birds' anatomy to their lifestyle and evolution, examining such questions as why penguins are bigger than auks, whether harrier hawks really have double jointed legs and the difference between wing claws and wing spurs.


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