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Feathers: Displays of Brilliant Plumage

Robert Clark Robert Clark Carl Zimmer

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Chronicle Books
04 May 2016
Animals & nature in art (still life, landscapes & seascapes); Individual photographers; Mathematics & Sciences; Hobbies; Wildlife: birds & birdwatching
Exquisite images from award-winning National Geographic photographer Robert Clark offer a captivating perspective on the vast beauty and myriad functions of a seemingly simple thing: the bird feather. Each detailed close-up is paired with informative text about the utility and evolution of the feather it depicts, making this handsome marriage of art and science the ideal gift for bird lovers, natural history buffs, and photography enthusiasts.
By:   Robert Clark
By (photographer):   Robert Clark
Introduction by:   Carl Zimmer
Imprint:   Chronicle Books
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 193mm,  Width: 238mm,  Spine: 21mm
Weight:   850g
ISBN:   9781452139890
ISBN 10:   145213989X
Publication Date:   04 May 2016
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Reviews for Feathers: Displays of Brilliant Plumage

Spectacular. --Shelf Awareness Photographer Robert Clark became fascinated with the beauty and utility of bird feathers while on assignment for National Geographic in 2004. His mastery of the science, photographic possibilities, and 200-million-year history of the plume is evident in Feathers: Displays of Brilliant Plumage (Chronicle). The striking colors and gorgeous patterns represent a global avian fashion show. --Boston Globe Art meets science in a poetic celebration of Earth's astonishing diversity. Feathers is an intensely beautiful visual taxonomy and a photographic love letter to this poetic feat of evolution. --Brain Pickings


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