Skulls by Simon Winchester

Description

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 iPad The Elements and Solar System. Both books were also published in print by Black Dog & Leventhal.



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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Skulls by Simon Winchester by Touch Press ?

Skulls by Simon Winchester is a learning resource for Animal Anatomy. It is available in the following format(s): Book and iPhone/iPad App. It is suited for 9th - College students.

What grade level is Skulls by Simon Winchester by Touch Press appropriate for?

It is designed for 9th - College students, but could be useful for students of other ages as well; please look at the description and images to determine suitability.

How much does Skulls by Simon Winchester by Touch Press cost?

It costs about $14. (US)