What compels me and many other people to fill our homes with the preserved remains of animals, and how can you join in the fun? Vulture Culture 101: A Book For People Who Like Dead ThingsĀ explores the modern revival in acquiring, preserving and creating art with these natural specimens.

Written by author and artist Lupa, this is the first full-length guide to Vulture Culture, a subculture that in recent years has grown up around the appreciation of hides, bones and other animal specimens. More than just a book on taxidermy, it explores such diverse topics as the roots of Vulture Culture, where to get specimens, what’s legal and what isn’t, how to identify what you’ve got, and so much more! And for those willing to roll their sleeves up and get their hands dirty, there’ll be how-tos on tanning, bone cleaning and other preparation work.

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