Feathers: Displays of Brilliant Plumage


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Feathers: Displays of Brilliant Plumage Author: Format: Hardback First Published: Published By: Chronicle Books Pages: 176 Language: English ISBN: 9781452139890 Categories: , , ,

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.

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"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

Author Biography

Robert Clark is an award-winning freelance photographer and frequent contributor to National Geographic magazine. He lives in New York City. Award-winning science writer Carl Zimmer is author of twelve books and a weekly column for the New York Times. He lives in Connecticut.