RSPB Pocket book of bird anatomy

R423233
£ 15.99
In Stock
£ 15.99
False
£ 15.99
RSPB > Books > Bird books > Bird reference books

Product information

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.

  • Author: Marianne Taylor
  • Format: Paperback
  • Edition: 1st
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Dimensions: 140mm x210mm
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Information
  • Imprint: Bloomsbury Wildlife
  • Publish date: 28/05/2020
  • ISBN: 9781472976925




RSPB
R423233

Delivery & returns

  • £3.95 - Standard delivery to the UK and Channel Islands
  • FREE - for orders of £50 or more

See our delivery and returns page for full details.

RSPB Shop offers a no-quibble free returns policy. We hope you will be delighted with every purchase, but if not, we will offer you a replacement or a full refund - whatever the reason. Just let us know within 90 days of delivery by contacting our customer service team on 0345 034 7733. Full details of our returns policy >

Ratings and reviews

Rating Snapshot

5
0
4
0
3
0
2
0
1
0

Average Customer Reviews

Value for money:
Quality

We'd like your opinion! Rate and review this item

There are no reviews from other users.