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Avian Architecture
Title: Avian Architecture
How Birds Design, Engineer, and Build

ISBN: 9780691148496

From the Publisher;

Birds are the most consistently inventive builders, and their nests set the bar for functional design in nature. Avian Architecture 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.

Avian Architecture includes intricate step-by-step sequences, visual spreads on nest-building materials and methods, and insightful commentary by a leading expert.

  • Illustrates how birds around the world design, engineer, and build their nests
  • Features architectural blueprints, step-by-step sequences, visual spreads on nest-building materials and methods, and expert commentary
  • Includes 300 full-color images
  • Covers more than 100 bird species worldwide

About the Author;

Peter Goodfellow is a retired English teacher and lifelong birdwatcher. His books include Birds as Builders and A Naturalist's Guide to the Birds of Britain and Northern Europe.

160 pages, hardcover. Princeton University Press (July, 2011)



Author: Peter Goodfellow
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
Categories: Popular / Prose / History, Landscape Prose,

Our Price: $27.95
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