Bird Coloration, Volume 1: Mechanisms and Measurements

Bird Coloration, Volume 1: Mechanisms and Measurements

by Geoffrey E. Hill
     
 

How birds produce the brilliant and striking coloration of their feathers and other body parts is the focus of this first volume of Bird Coloration. It has been more than 40 years since the mechanisms of color production of birds have been reviewed and synthesized. Geoffrey Hill and Kevin McGraw have assembled the world's leading experts in perception,See more details below

Overview

How birds produce the brilliant and striking coloration of their feathers and other body parts is the focus of this first volume of Bird Coloration. It has been more than 40 years since the mechanisms of color production of birds have been reviewed and synthesized. Geoffrey Hill and Kevin McGraw have assembled the world's leading experts in perception, measurement, and control of bird coloration to contribute to this book. This sumptuously illustrated volume synthesizes more than 1,500 technical papers in this field.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674018938
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
02/15/2006
Pages:
640
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.60(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface

I. Perception and Measurements


1. Color Perception
Innes C. Cuthill


2. Quantification of Coloration
Staffan Andersson and Maria Prager


3. Analyzing Colors
Robert Montgomerie


4. Effects of Light Environment on Color Communication
Marc Théry

II. Mechanisms of Production


5. Mechanics of Carotenoid-based Coloration
Kevin J. McGraw


6. Mechanics of Melanin-based Coloration
Kevin J. McGraw


7. Anatomy, Physics, and Evolution of Structural Colors
Richard O. Prum


8. The Mechanics of Uncommon Colors: Pterins, Porphyrins, and Psittacofulvins
Kevin J. McGraw


9. Cosmetic and Adventitious Colors
Robert Montgomerie

III. Controls and Regulation of Expression


10. Hormonal Control of Coloration
Rebecca T. Kimball


11. The Genetic Basis of Color Variation
Nicholas I. Mundy


12. Environmental Regulation of Ornamental Coloration
Geoffrey E. Hill

Acknowledgments


Contributors


Index

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