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Skulls : an exploration of Alan Dudley's curious collection

Author: Simon Winchester; Nick Mann
Publisher: New York : Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, [2012]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Tells the rich and fascinating story of skulls, both human and animal, from every perspective imaginable: historical, biographical, cultural, and iconographic. Presenting details about the parts of the skull (including the cranium, the mandible, the shape and positioning of the eye sockets, and species-specific features like horns, teeth, beaks and bills), information about the science and pseudoscience of skulls,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Collections
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Named Person: Alan Dudley; Alan Dudley
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Winchester; Nick Mann
ISBN: 9781579129125 1579129129
OCLC Number: 806200522
Notes: "Skull collection by Alan Dudley."
Includes index.
Description: 255 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: Amphibians. Frogs --
Newts --
Birds. Seabirds --
Birds of prey --
Game birds --
Kingfishers and hornbills --
Toucans and woodpeckers --
Nightjars and swifts --
Cassowaries, ostriches, and rheas --
Owls --
Parrots --
Passerines (perching birds) --
Penguins --
Pigeons --
Wading birds --
Waterbirds --
Fish. Spiny-finned fish --
Piranha and catfish --
Eels --
Codlike fish and frogfish --
Pike --
Bowfish --
Mammals. Aardvarks --
Armadillos --
Bandicoots --
Pangolins --
Bats --
Carnivores --
Egg-laying mammals --
Even-toed ungulates --
Odd-toed ungulates --
Flying lemurs --
Hedgehogs --
Marsupials --
Moles and shrews --
Opossums --
Primates --
Rabbits and hares --
Rodents --
Sloths --
Tenrecs --
Treeshrews --
Hyraxes --
Elephants --
Whales and dolphins --
Reptiles. Crocodiles --
Lizards and snakes --
Turtles.
Responsibility: Simon Winchester ; photography by Nick Mann.

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A beautiful spellbinding exploration of more than 300 different animal skulls--amphibians, birds, fish, mammals, and reptiles--written by a "New York Times"-bestselling author and produced in  Read more...

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This is a gorgeous, coffee-table book that will the delight the heart... I loved this book. A real treasure. "Publishers Weekly""

 
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