This is a stunning book that covers everything about birds, from their history to their feathers and everything in-between. The twelve chapters each focus on a specific area. Within each chapter there is a wealth of information in various formats. The scientific knowledge is readable and informative, not dense academic language or overly basic. The photos are varied and wonderful. The illustrations, diagrams, and charts add to each system and help to enhance comprehension. While avian focused, key science topic sidebars also help the reader learn about differences of a bird's system.
Taylor's illustrated guide covers key avian systems and helps you to understand How Birds Work. It can be enjoyed by a variety of readers -- as a picture book, as a basic text to understand key science concepts, as one to refresh memory. It deserves a space on your bookshelf. I hope to add it to mine soon.
This review was written to late April birdsong.
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