Friday, April 05, 2013

"Avian Architecture" - New Library Book

We've just spotted a rare breed of book to add to the architecture lending shelves. Peter Goodfellow's book Avian Architecture describes how birds design, engineer and build their nests, deconstructing every type of nest or avian structure by rendering it in the style of an architectural blueprint and annotating its construction processes and engineering techniques. Through a combination of simple text, illustration and photography, the book reveals the science of the humble nest over 35 case studies, profiling the skills of some key bird species.

We expect our printed copy will find a cosy place to nest in the architecture lending section at 720.108/GOO when it appears later this month.