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Skulls: An Exploration of Alan Dudley's Curious Collection (Hardcover)

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    Nick Mann is the photographer of The Elements: A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe. Aside from having photographed more elements and compounds than probably anyone in the world, he is an accomplished landscape, sports, and event photographer. He lives in Urbana, Illinois.

    Simon Winchester is the bestselling author of The Professor and the Madman, The Map that Changed the World, Krakatoa, A Crack in the Edge of the Worldand more than a dozen other books. His work has appeared in Conde Nast Traveler,Smithsonian, National Geographic and elsewhere. Mr. Winchester was made Officer of the Order of British Empire (OBE) by HM The Queen in 2006. He lives in New York City and Massachusetts.

    Skulls is a beautiful spellbinding exploration of more than 300 different animal skulls­—amphibians, birds, fish, mammals, and reptiles—written byNew York Times bestselling author, Simon Winchester and produced in collaboration with Theodore Gray and Touch Press, the geniuses behindThe Elements and Solar System.

    In Skulls, best-selling author Simon Winchester (author of The Professor and the Madman;Atlantic: A Biography of the Ocean; Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded; and others)tells the rich and fascinating story of skulls, both human and animal, from every perspective imaginable: historical, biographical, cultural, and iconographic. Presenting details about the parts of the skull (including the cranium, the mandible, the shape and positioning of the eye sockets, and species-specific features like horns, teeth, beaks and bills), information about the science and pseudoscience of skulls, and a look at skulls in religion, art and popular culture, his stories and information are riveting and enlightening.

    At the center of Skulls is a stunning, never-before-seen-in-any-capacity, visual array of the skulls of more than 300 animals that walk, swim, and fly. The skulls are from the collection of Alan Dudley, a British collector and owner of what is probably the largest and most complete private collection of skulls in the world. Every skull is beautifully photographed to show several angles and to give the reader the most intimate view possible. Each includes a short explanatory paragraph and a data box with information on the animal's taxonomy, behavior, and diet.

    Skulls was published in December 2011 as an e-book for the iPad by the innovative e-book publishers Touch Press, creators of the best-selling e-books for iPadThe Elements and Solar System. Both books were also published in print by Black Dog & Leventhal.

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    ISBN 9781579129125
    Genre SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Zoology / General
    Format Hardcover
    Pages 255
    Publisher Date 2012-10-09 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Black Dog & Leventhal Pub
    Copyright Year 2012
    Height 10.25 in
    Wdth 10.5 in
    Thickness 1.25 in
    Unit weight 3.1 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle An Exploration of Alan Dudley's Curious Collection
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Winchester, Simon
    Country of Origin United States

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