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Ten years have passed since the first edition of this book. During that time the field of bird migration has experienced many advances which are reflected in this second edition. No other book exists to bring together the vast amount of information currently available on the subject of bird migration. Includes discussion of evolution and history of bird migration, physiology, orientation mechanisms and threats to migrations and is accessible to experts as well as amateurs.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198507864
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 7/28/2001
  • Series: Oxford Ornithology Series , #12
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1
2 Evolution, genetic basis, and extent of bird migration 4
3 History of bird migration studies 11
4 Current methods of studying bird migration 14
5 The phenomena of bird migration 35
6 Physiological bases and control of bird migration 86
7 Orientation mechanisms 142
8 Synopsis: course and control of migration of a typical long-distance migrant passerine 174
9 Threats and the conservation and future of migrants 180
10 Evolutionary aspects of bird migration in the future 194
11 The significance of bird migration for human society 200
12 Outlook 202
Glossary 204
Bibliography 207
Index 238
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