Birds are among the world’s most beautiful and beloved parts of creation, so it is not surprising that they have been so widely studied. They have been carved and painted since earliest times, on rocks, temples, and associated with pyramids and religions, art and literature, sport and farming, war and peace, and even heaven and hell.
Here is a close examination of their wonderful aerial lifestyle and unique, warm-blooded design—often so different from the cold-blooded dinosaurs that they are claimed to have accidentally ‘evolved’ from! This fascinating and beautifully-produced book brings to light important facts from the world of science and is illustrated throughout by the author.
Philip Snow is a wildlife and landscape painter, illustrator and writer. His work appears in many publications and galleries, and he has illustrated, or contributed work to, over sixty books, and many magazines, prints, cards, calendars, reserve guides and decorated maps. His publications include several Collins guides to UK and European birds, and his paintings have been exhibited in many top galleries in the UK and in other parts of the world.
Birds have played an important part in human history and have always been respected and loved for their beauty and amazing flying skills. Philip Snow has produced a unique book which expertly describes and illustrates the design, life and beauty of birds.’
‘Most of us will come away from this book with a deep fascination with the wonder of flight, and some will be challenged with the strong evidence that all of nature bears testimony to the Master designer.’