Skulls Winchester presents a spellbinding exploration of an obsessive
collector of over 300 animal skulls, including amphibians, birds, fish,
mammals, and reptiles. Simon Winchester 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.
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 likely the largest and most complete
private collection of skulls in the world.