Cover: Egg & Nest, from Harvard University PressCover: Egg & Nest in HARDCOVER

Egg & Nest

Product Details


$42.00 • £36.95 • €38.95

ISBN 9780674031722

Publication Date: 10/15/2008


232 pages

183 color illustrations

Belknap Press


Add to Cart

Media Requests:

Related Subjects

  • Introduction: The Allure of Eggs and Nests [Bernd Heinrich]
  • Bird Eggs and Nests: Biology, Collections, and Uses [Linnea S. Hall and René Corado]
  • Plates
    • 1. Egg, Nest
    • 2. Strategy
    • 3. The Ready-Made Nest
    • 4. Feathering the Nest
    • 5. Built by Beak and Claw
    • 6. Of Size and Shape
    • 7. Nature’s Calligraphy
    • 8. Color and Camouflage
    • 9. Ghosts of a Feather
    • 10. Under Siege
  • Unrolling the Egg [Rosamond Purcell]
  • References
  • Acknowledgments
  • Species Index

Awards & Accolades

  • A Slate Best Book of 2008

Share This

The Legacy of Slavery at Harvard: Report and Recommendations of the Presidential Committee, by the Presidential Committee on the Legacy of Slavery, with a Preface by Lawrence S. Bacow, from Harvard University Press

Recent News

Black lives matter. Black voices matter. A statement from HUP »

From Our Blog

Photograph of the book Fearless Women against red/white striped background

A Conversation with Elizabeth Cobbs about Fearless Women

For Women’s History Month, we are highlighting the work of Elizabeth Cobbs, whose new book Fearless Women shows how the movement for women’s rights has been deeply entwined with the history of the United States since its founding. Cobbs traces the lives of pathbreaking women who, inspired by American ideals, fought for the cause in their own ways