Origins of Nature's Beauty
by Alexander F. Skutch
University of Texas Press, 1992. First edition.
292 pages, hardcover
Very Good Condition
Dust jacket, protected by a clear plastic cover, has no tears. Page ends are foxed. Text is unmarked. Strong binding.
Essays by Skutch on the nature of nature, and how quality (beauty) has arisen from quantity (sexual selection). Most of this book details the courtship behaviors of hummingbirds, manakins, ducks, birds of paradise, grouse, and other birds. Illustrations by Dana Gardner.