Extraordinary Pigeons

Extraordinary Pigeons

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by Stephen Green-Armytage
     
 

The author and photographer who opened a glorious window into the world of exotic birds with his hugely successful Extraordinary Chickens and its well-received follow-up, Extraordinary Pheasants, continues his startling photographic exploration with another singular and charming book. The striking images in Stephen Green-Armytage's first book

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The author and photographer who opened a glorious window into the world of exotic birds with his hugely successful Extraordinary Chickens and its well-received follow-up, Extraordinary Pheasants, continues his startling photographic exploration with another singular and charming book. The striking images in Stephen Green-Armytage's first book showed that “the world of chickens is a world of wonders” (New York Times Book Review). Now this arresting new volume—a look at pigeon breeds from around the world—captures as we have never seen before the eccentric and often surprising features of these amazing creatures.Pigeons of all sizes, shapes, and colors parade through these pages—from the Volga Tumbler Pigeons to the Philippine Bleeding Heart Doves (doves are actually pigeons, just small ones), from the flamboyant Jacobins who wear their lavish feathers like a boa, and the Pouters who puff out their chests to absurd proportions, to the Trumpeters who sport floppy crowns reminiscent of moptop 1960s pop groups. The astonishing color photographs, enhanced by a brief, informative text, make this a perfect gift for birders, breeders, animal lovers, and photography buffs alike.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810946309
Publisher:
Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
Publication date:
10/20/2003
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
9.37(w) x 10.37(h) x 0.62(d)

Meet the Author

Stephen Green-Armytage's photographs have appeared in numerous books and magazines, including Sports Illustrated, Life, Fortune, and Smithsonian. The author/photographer of Abrams' Extraordinary Chickens and Extraordinary Pheasants as well as the delightful children's book Dudley: The Little Terrier That Could, he lives in New York City.

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Extraordinary Pigeons 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Pigeons, those unfairly maligned birds, are represented in all the beauty of all the genetic diversity mankind has bred into the birds over 5 millennia of domestication. Lots of great shots of some beautiful birds. The book also has a great section on wild doves and pigeons which nicely represents the diversity of doves and pigeons found in nature. One doesn't need to be a pigeon fancier to appreciate the beauty of these animals. For anyone who loves the beauty of birds and nature.