Birds are the most consistently inventive builders in terms of functional design. Avian Architecture deconstructs every type of nest by rendering it as an architectural blueprint, annotating the construction and engineering techniques. The combination of intricate illustrations and beautiful photography reveals the science and significance of the humble nest.
Published: Mar, 2013
Mike Hansell is Emeritus Professor of Animal Architecture at Glasgow University.
In 2011 Avian Architecture was awarded the PROSE award in Popular Science & Popular Mathematics by American Publishers Awards for Professional and Scholarly Excellence.
I live in a nice clapboard house and work in a gleaming steel-and-glass skyscraper, but after reading "Avian Architecture: How Birds Design, Engineer and Build," I feel cheated. I'll never get to enjoy the comforts of the nest of a long-tailed tit. - The New York Times
This has got to be one of the coolest bird books I've ever come across! - Birding is Fun!
If you are interested in birds' nests, then this is a book for you. - Devon Birds
- 160 pages
- h 253mm x w 203mm
- full colour throughout
- 43,000 words
- Printed ISBN:978-1-908005-84-7
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