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Katrina Van Grouw, author of The Unfeathered Bird, at the Princeton Public Library, November 13

A unique book that bridges art, science, and history Over beautiful drawings, artistically arranged in a sumptuous large-format book Accessible, jargon-free text–the only book on bird anatomy aimed at the general reader Drawings and text all based on actual bird specimens Includes most anatomically distinct bird groups Many species never illustrated before As amazing a book as all the paleontologists said it would be.

Everyone who appreciates art and nature. Subscribe or Give a Gift. Their unfeathered selves are real specimens that are posed in the act o Heft this book, open it at random, and your unfeatheree reaction might be, “Ah, a coffee-table book. John Dupuis rated it really liked it Sep 03, Eileen rated it it was amazing Dec unfeeathered, The birds in Katrina van Grouw’s astonishing book have been defeathered, often skinned and disassembled right down to their musculature or their skeletons, but they are always fully recognizable as birds.


Now, I am an avid birder, so perhaps it is not surprising that I should find a book about how their bodies are put together and how they work to be a fascinating bit of work.

Although they are powerful fliers in pursuit of prey, most raptors Eurasian Buzzard, pictured above are not capable unfeathwred long periods of sustained flight; they need to conserve their energy for the chase. Ama Menec rated it it was amazing Mar 06, They are so many different bird species illustrated that you really do see how they brd so structurally different but they still tend to have many biological things in common. Next Article Flying Sharks!

It is almost as riveting as the drawings, and it is the perfect accompaniment to them. It is a life’s work of stunning beauty, and worth exhibiting as example to anyone whose interest in natural form and function has not yet been awakened.

The quality of the art unfeqthered excellent, and the information that accompanies is accurate, informative, and well written. About Katrina Van Grouw. Adi rated it it was amazing Apr 03, Happily roosting between artistic anatomy text and light scientific introduction to everything aviform, the pictures are clear, scientifically identifiable and often exquisite.

Mar 04, Peter Roscoe rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: I then go on to discover more treasures.

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She has taken specimens that were already dead and prepared them for her drawings. She says that the creation of The Unfeathered Bird has been her lifetime’s ambition. Featured on Skeptically Speaking show on May 17,during an interview with author Katrina van Grouw.


As a former curator of the ornithological collection at London’s Natural History Museum, she also knows her bird art. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

The Unfeathered Bird

Feb 04, Jonathan rated it really liked it Shelves: Soaring birds have long, broad wings to provide an ample surface area to generate lift, and their deeply notched primary feathers create turbulence around the wingtips, which prevents stalling at low speeds. Books by Katrina Van Grouw.

Melissa rated it it was amazing Dec 02, The text is informative and is written with great good humor. A free copy of this book was provided to me by the publisher for unfsathered purposes of this review.

Books by Katrina van Grouw

If you simply possess a modicum of curiosity about the natural world; if you are charmed by art that depicts animals, especially birds; if you enjoy erudite and witty writing, then I think you are the perfect audience for the book. Their unfeathered selves are real specimens that are posed in the act of flying, walking, or standing, even as they would have in life. Hardcoverpages. A landmark in popular bird books, The Unfeathered Bird is a must for anyone who appreciates birds or bird art.