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Gefiederte Architekten Die Kunst des Nestbaus im Vogelreich

Out of Print
By: Peter Goodfellow(Author)
160 pages, illustrations
Gefiederte Architekten
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  • Gefiederte Architekten ISBN: 9783258076713 Hardback Sep 2011 Out of Print #210400
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Language: German

Birds are the most consistently inventive builders, and their nests set the bar for functional design in nature. Gefiederte Architekten describes how birds design, engineer, and build their nests, deconstructing all types of nests found around the world using architectural blueprints and detailed descriptions of the construction processes and engineering techniques birds use. This spectacularly illustrated book features 300 full-color images and more than 35 case studies that profile key species worldwide. Each chapter covers a different type of nest, from tunnel nests and mound nests to floating nests, hanging nests, woven nests, and even multiple-nest avian cities. Other kinds of avian construction – such as bowers and harvest wells – are also featured.

Gefiederte Architekten includes intricate step-by-step sequences, visual spreads on nest-building materials and methods, and insightful commentary by a leading expert. It illustrates how birds around the world design, engineer, and build their nests. It features architectural blueprints, step-by-step sequences, visual spreads on nest-building materials and methods, and expert commentary. It includes 300 full-color images and covers more than 100 bird species worldwide.

Summary in German:
Jedem sein eigenes Haus – das gilt auch für Vögel. Einige Vogelarten sind Minimalisten und begnügen sich mit einfachen Mulden am Boden, andere sind Meister der Webkunst und verflechten Gräser zu komplizierten Kugelnestern. Die einen bauen sich solide Höhlen, andere filigrane Lauben oder raffinierte schwimmende Nester. Auf jeden Fall sind Vögel Meister im Nestbau. Peter Goodfellow stellt jeden Nesttyp vor und beschreibt, wie die Tiere beim Bauen vorgehen und welche Werkstoffe sie einsetzen, damit sie haltbare, feste und gleichzeitig genügend elastische Nester erhalten. Denn diese müssen Isolation, Schutz und Deckung bieten. Die fertigen Nester können von wenigen Gramm bis zu mehreren Zentnern wiegen und ihr Innendurchmesser schwankt je nach Art zwischen zwei und 170 Zentimetern.

Mit faszinierenden Fotos und detaillierten Schritt-für-Schritt-Illustrationen wird die Nestbaukunst der Vögel vorgestellt und die Bauprozesse und -techniken detailliert gezeigt. Nicht nur Vogelfreunde werden sich über den Einfallsreichtum und die Kunstfertigkeit der Vögel freuen, auch Architekten und Ingenieuren bietet das Buch einen spannenden Einblick in eine wundersame Baukunst.

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Out of Print
By: Peter Goodfellow(Author)
160 pages, illustrations
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