Yale University Press, 1998. 358 pages, Quarto, paperback, text illustrations.
This book – a visual guide to the structure and anatomy of birds – is one of the most heavily illustrated ornithology references ever written. A concise atlas of avian anatomy, it contains more than 200 specifically prepared, accurate, and clear drawings. The text is as informative as the drawings; written at a level appropriate to undergraduate students and to bird watchers in general, it explains why birds look and act the way they do.