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Feathers : the evolution of a natural miracle, Thor Hanson

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Feathers : the evolution of a natural miracle
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Feathers
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the evolution of a natural miracle
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Thor Hanson
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eng
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Title
Feathers
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Summary
A biologist presents the natural history of feathers, applying the findings of paleontologists, ornithologists, biologists, engineers, and art historians to answer questions about the origin of feathers, their evolution, and their uses throughout the ages
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Science Books and Films Prize for Excellence in Science Books, Young Adult Science Book, 2012.
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10009959
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
598.147
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QL697.4
LC item number
.H36 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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adult
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Thor Hanson
Feathers : the evolution of a natural miracle, Thor Hanson
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
A natural miracle -- Evolution. The Rosetta Stone ; Heat shields, gliders, and insect scoops ; The Yixian Formation ; How to catch a muttonbird -- Fluff. Keeping warm ; Staying cool -- Flight. Ground-up or tree-down? ; A feathered hammer ; The perfect airfoil -- Fancy. The birds of paradise ; A feather in her cap ; Give us those nice bright colors -- Function. Of murres and muddlers; The mighty Penna ; The featherless head -- A debt of wonder -- Appendix A. An illustrated guide to feathers -- Appendix B. Feathers and conservation
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Dimensions
22 cm.
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Extent
xvi, 336 p.
Isbn
9780465020133
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011003272
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ill., map

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