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Goodfellow, Peter
Avian architecture : how birds design, engineer & build / Peter Goodfellow ; edited by Mike Hansell
Alternate Title How birds design, engineer & build
How birds design, engineer and build
Lewes, East Sussex : Ivy Press ; Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c2011
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 4th Floor  QL675 .G619 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Birds -- Nests
Birds -- Behavior
Birds -- Nests -- Pictorial works
Nest building
Physical Description 160 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 26 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 154-155) and index
Contents Scrape nests -- Holes & tunnels -- Platform nests -- Aquatic nests -- Cup-shaped nests -- Domed nests -- Mud nests -- Hanging, woven & stitched nests -- Mound nests -- Colonies & group nests -- Courts & bowers -- Edible nests & food stores
Summary "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."--Dust jacket
NOTE 534570
Alternate Author Hansell, Michael H. (Michael Henry), 1940-

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