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The Pocket Book of Bird Anatomy

Popular Science New SPECIAL OFFER
By: Marianne Taylor(Author)
224 pages, 250 colour photos and colour illustrations
NHBS
Part of a double act, The Pocket Book of Bird Anatomy combines beautiful and intricate anatomical illustrations with informative chapters on evolution, behaviour and anatomy, Marianne Taylor here reveals the inner working of birds, and what they can reveal about birds.
The Pocket Book of Bird Anatomy
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  • The Pocket Book of Bird Anatomy ISBN: 9781472976925 Flexibound May 2020 In stock
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About this book

What is a bird? To answer that, we must understand how birds are different from all other living things and how they fit into the diversity of life on Earth.

This excellent RSPB guide to bird anatomy looks at the avian body, system by system, how it evolved, and how it functions. Chapters explore traits that are unique to birds, including their remarkable one-way breathing cycle, their trimmed-down skeleton, how feathers permit flight, provide weather-proofing and add beauty, and the avian bill – a lightweight replacement for both teeth and food-handling forelimbs.

Each chapter tackles a particular body system and includes detailed anatomical illustrations, from cells and organs to skeletons and muscles, to show how birds' anatomical adaptations enable all their physical feats and fascinating behaviour. Feature spreads offer more in-depth analysis on topics like birdsong, temperature control, ornamentation, unusual diets, social behaviour, nocturnal adaptations, mutation and natural selection.

Featuring more than 300 diagrams and colour photos, this fascinating new book also looks at the human impact on the avian world and reveals how behaviour and anatomy work together to produce these vibrant living beings that delight and inspire us so much.

Contents

Introduction
1 - Ancestors and evolution
2 - The Skeleton
3 - The Muscles
4 - The Nervous System
5 - The Senses
6 - The Circulatory System
7 - The Respiratory System
8 - Embryonic Development
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Biography

Marianne Taylor is a writer, illustrator, and wildlife photographer. She’s written more than twenty nature books for adults and children, many illustrated with her own artwork or photographs. She also writes for Birdwatch, the Independent, BBC Wildlife, Country Life, Nature’s Home, and The Lady.

Popular Science New SPECIAL OFFER
By: Marianne Taylor(Author)
224 pages, 250 colour photos and colour illustrations
NHBS
Part of a double act, The Pocket Book of Bird Anatomy combines beautiful and intricate anatomical illustrations with informative chapters on evolution, behaviour and anatomy, Marianne Taylor here reveals the inner working of birds, and what they can reveal about birds.
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