Feathers, Mr. Nature 451, 985-989.- ., Randall, R. The outcome is a book that is easy and entertaining to read, yet one that is able to satisfy our intellectual curiosity.… In Feathers, Hanson is remarkably successful at offering something for everyone. However, I note that some who work on flight origins are highly sceptical of it, stating in particular that non-ornithurine birds lacked the bony architecture required to permit the vigorous, high-amplitude flapping needed for WAIR to function.The 1911 Trans-Saharan Ostrich Expedition, Vegas showgirls, and other feather-based tales from the human worldFrontispiece to Richard Brookes's 1790 volume The Art of Angling.While all of these topics might be quite familiar if youre well-read on bird and feather origins, Hansons other chapters cover feather growth and moulting, avian thermoregulation, the down industry, the aerodynamic and water-repellent qualities of feathers, and the use of feathers in display (both among birds and among humans), fly-fishing and writing.The anthropological sections were the most novel. Password . 20 New & Used from $2.55 Available for Pick Up In Store Add to Wishlist+ 9780465028788 Overview Editorial Reviews Product Details Related Subjects What People Are Saying Meet the author Overview Feathers are an evolutionary marvel: aerodynamic, insulating, beguiling. Basic Books, New York.Langley, N. Feathers is a compelling introduction to one of natures wonders.Science“Hanson writes in a colorful, conversational, and non-technical manner that conveys his enthusiasm for the subject. Basic Books, New York, pp.