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Author Goodfellow, Peter.

Title Avian architecture : how birds design, engineer & build / Peter Goodfellow ; edited by Mike Hansell.

Imprint Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c2011.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    598.1564 GOO    Available
Description 160 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 26 cm.
Bibliography 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.
Subject Birds -- Nests.
Birds -- Nests -- Pictorial works.
Birds -- Behavior.
Added Author Hansell, Michael H. (Michael Henry), 1940-
ISBN 9780691148496

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