Hanson, Thor.

In this wide-ranging study of birds, the author recounts the many disputes over the evolutionary development of feathers and how landed animals gained the ability to fly. Hanson explores how even half-formed feathers would have conferred an evolutionary advantage to winged dinosaurs giving insulation, protection, greater manoeuvrability and sexual display. The author also looks at the many uses of feathers throughout history, from featherbeds and writing implements, to dusters and fashion statements.

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Basic Books, Octavo, paperback, black and white photographs and illustrations.

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Weight 350 g