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Egg & Nest

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$42.00 • £33.95 • €38.00

ISBN 9780674031722

Publication Date: 10/15/2008


232 pages

183 color illustrations

Belknap Press


  • 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
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