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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:   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: Pictorial works
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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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Digging deep into Alan Dudley's collection of more than 2,000 skulls, Winchester ("The Professor and the Madman") and photographer Mann highlight the rarest and most unusual of the vaunted cranium Read more...

 
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