Bird Migration: A General Survey / Edition 2

Bird Migration: A General Survey / Edition 2

by P. Berthold, Hans-Gunther Bauer, Valarie Westhead
     
 

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,

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198507864
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
07/28/2001
Series:
Oxford Ornithology Series, #12
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Evolution, genetic basis, and extent of bird migration
3. History of bird migration studies
4. Current methods of studying bird migration
5. The Phenomena of bird migration
6. Physiology bases and control of bird migration
7. Orientation mechanisms
8. Synopsis: course and control of migration of a typical long-distance migrant
9. Threats and the conservation and the future of migrants
10. Evolutionary aspects of bird migration in the future
11. The significance of bird migration for human society
12. Outlook
Glossary
Bibliography
Index

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