Essential Ornithology

Essential Ornithology

by Graham Scott
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0198569971

ISBN-13: 9780198569978

Pub. Date: 07/22/2010

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Essential Ornithology provides the reader with a concise but comprehensive introduction to the biology of birds, one of the most widely studied taxonomic groups. The book starts with the controversial question of the dinosaur origins of birds and their subsequent evolution. Development, anatomy, and physiology are then discussed followed by chapters devoted to

Overview

Essential Ornithology provides the reader with a concise but comprehensive introduction to the biology of birds, one of the most widely studied taxonomic groups. The book starts with the controversial question of the dinosaur origins of birds and their subsequent evolution. Development, anatomy, and physiology are then discussed followed by chapters devoted to avian reproduction, migration, ecology, and conservation. Sections dealing with aspects of bird/human relationships and bird conservation give the book an applied context.

Drawing extensively upon the wider scientific literature, this engaging text places the results of classical studies of avian biology alongside the most recent scientific breakthroughs. Useful case studies are presented in a concise and engaging style with the student reader foremost in mind. Key points are highlighted and suggestions for guided reading and key references are included throughout.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198569978
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
07/22/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
499,866
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1. Evolution of birds
2. Feathers and flight
3. Movement: migration and navigation
4. Eggs, nests and chicks
5. Reproduction
6. Foraging and avoiding predation
7. Populations, communities and conservation
Index

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