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Feathers : the evolution of a natural miracle, Thor Hanson

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Feathers : the evolution of a natural miracle
Title
Feathers
Title remainder
the evolution of a natural miracle
Statement of responsibility
Thor Hanson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
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
Cataloging source
DLC
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Hanson, Thor
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
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Feathers
  • Birds
Label
Feathers : the evolution of a natural miracle, Thor Hanson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-317) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocm657595624
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xvi, 336 pages
Isbn
9780465020133
Lccn
2011003272
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)657595624
  • (Sirsi) a1079862
Label
Feathers : the evolution of a natural miracle, Thor Hanson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-317) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocm657595624
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xvi, 336 pages
Isbn
9780465020133
Lccn
2011003272
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)657595624
  • (Sirsi) a1079862

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