Feathers

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Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452148929
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Exquisite images from award-winning National Geographic photographer Robert Clark offer a captivating perspective on the vast beauty and myriad functions of a seemingly simple thing: the bird feather. Each detailed close-up is paired with informative text about the utility and evolution of the feather it depicts, making this handsome marriage of art and science the ideal book for bird lovers, natural history buffs, and photography enthusiasts.

Evolution A Visual Record

Author: Robert Clark
Publisher: Phaidon Press
ISBN: 9780714871189
Format: PDF, Docs
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Stunning images to reawaken us to the scientific process that drives the amazing diversity of life on earth Evidence of evolution is everywhere. Through 200 revelatory images, award-winning photographer Robert Clark makes one of the most important foundations of science clear and exciting to everyone. Evolution: A Visual Record transports readers from the near-mystical(human ancestors) to the historic (the famous 'finches' Darwin collected on the Galapagos Islands that spurred his theory); the recently understood (the link between dinosaurs and modern birds) to the simply astonishing.

Bird Feathers

Author: S. David Scott
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 9780811742177
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Over 400 photos of representative feathers from 379 species.

Nests

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Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452126658
Format: PDF, ePub
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Sharon Beals' gorgeous photographs of nests offer a new window onto the life and beauty of birds. Drawn from the collections of the California Academy of Sciences, the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at UC Berkeley, and the Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology, these birds' nests from around the world offer astonishing insight into the intricate detail wrought by nature's most fastidious architects. Lovely images of nests and eggs are set against rich black backgrounds, and are accompanied by fascinating and informative portraits—conveyed through words and illustrations—of the birds that built them. A beautiful volume, Nests is the perfect gift for birders, bird lovers, and anyone captivated by the fleeting and fascinating splendor of the natural world.

Feathers

Author: Thor Hanson
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 0465023460
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Feathers are an evolutionary marvel: aerodynamic, insulating, beguiling. They date back more 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 through time and place. Applying the research of paleontologists, ornithologists, biologists, engineers, and even art historians, Hanson asks: What are feathers? How did they evolve? What do they mean to us? Engineers call feathers the most efficient insulating material ever discovered, and they are at the root of biology's most enduring debate. They silence the flight of owls and keep penguins dry below the ice. They have decorated queens, jesters, and priests. And they have inked documents from the Constitution to the novels of Jane Austen. Feathers is a captivating and beautiful exploration of this most enchanting object.

Utah s Greatest Wonders

Author: Christpher Cogley
Publisher: Cedar Fort
ISBN: 1462128505
Format: PDF, Kindle
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NATURE HAS THE POWER TO INSPIRE. TO TRANSFORM. TO CREATE WONDER. Discover the breathtaking beauty of Utah’s five national parks captured in stunning detail. Be transported through time as millions of years of the Earth’s history are exposed in Arches, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, and Zion National Parks. Witness the wonder of the Waterpocket Fold, marvel at the otherworldly hoodoos, and peer into unknown possibilities through the iconic Delicate Arch. Whether you’ve visited these majestic landmarks yourself or are simply looking for a reason to discover the untold treasures that await your arrival, this photographic journey is your passport to witness natural wonders you can’t find anywhere else in the world!

Feathers

Author: Stan Tekiela
Publisher: Adventure Publications
ISBN: 1591934931
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Feathers--possibly the most amazing body covering in the entire animal kingdom. No other covering does all that feathers do. From the delicate down feathers that keep birds warm to the sturdy flight feathers that allow birds to soar, these marvelous structures are something to admire. This coffee-table book is filled with more than 230 stunning, one-of-a-kind pictures by award-winning photographer Stan Tekiela, and it promises to delight as it walks you through the world of feathers. How do feathers keep tiny chickadees warm in winter? Why aren't Blue Jays actually blue? How do the feathers of owls help them hunt? Featuring birds from across the United States, Feathers will season your understanding and enhance your enjoyment of birds.

The Extraordinary Beauty of Birds

Author: Deborah Samuel
Publisher: Prestel
ISBN: 9783791382036
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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In this magnificent display of ornithological beauty, readers are given the chance to marvel at the textures and colors of birds in stunning detail--and are rewarded with a new appreciation of art in nature. Deborah Samuel's photographs are meant to inspire and teach. In this book she turns her lens toward the bird, and her images are as surprising as they are exquisite. From nest to egg to feather, these images are an exercise in seeing and a showcase of what photography can reveal: the impossibly soft feathers of ospreys; the iridescence of a bird-of-paradise; the curved, needle-like beak of a common scimitarbill; and the psychedelic hues of the aptly named resplendent quetzal. Samuel also photographs the nests and eggs of birds, showing us examples of incredible artistry and simple, natural perfection. Accompanying these images are detailed scientific descriptions of Samuel's subjects, written by Mark Peck, an ornithological expert at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. An index detailing each species--its common and scientific names, size, habitats, and breeding practices--makes this more than a photography book, while the extraordinary images transform it into a sourcebook of colors, shapes, and designs.

Bird

Author: Andrew Zuckerman
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452133751
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Turning his camera to the world of birds, Andrew Zuckerman has created a body of work showcasing more than 200 stunning photographs of nearly 75 different species. These winged creatures—from exotic parrots to everyday sparrows, and endangered penguins to woody owls—are captured with Zuckerman's painstaking perspective against a stark white background to reveal the vivid colors, textures, and personalities of each subject in extraordinary and exquisite detail. The ultimate art book for ornithologists and nature enthusiasts alike, Bird is a volume of sublime beauty.

Treat

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Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal
ISBN: 0316362220
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Who's a good dog? In the tradition of bestselling photography books like Underwater Dogs and Shake comes an adorable and hilarious collection of dog photographs capturing our best friends at one of their favorite moments--treat time. Photographer Christian Vieler caught these eager dogs anticipating, catching--some more successfully than others--and enjoying a scrumptious tidbit. From a tenacious terrier to a goofy golden retriever, these often hilarious and surprisingly beautiful photographs capture each dog's unique personality in a way any dog owner will recognize and that all dog lovers will enjoy!