Manual of Ornithology: Avian Structure and Function / Edition 1by Noble S. Proctor, Patrick J. Lynch, Patrick Lynch
Pub. Date: 10/28/1998
Publisher: Yale University Press
This book - a visual guide to the structure and anatomy of birds - is one of the most heavily illustrated ornithology references ever written. A concise atlas of anatomy, it contains more than 200 specially prepared accurate and clear drawings that include material never illustrated before. The text is as informative as the drawings; written at a level appropriate to… See more details below
This book - a visual guide to the structure and anatomy of birds - is one of the most heavily illustrated ornithology references ever written. A concise atlas of anatomy, it contains more than 200 specially prepared accurate and clear drawings that include material never illustrated before. The text is as informative as the drawings; written at a level appropriate to undergraduate students and to bird lovers in general, it discusses why birds look and act the way they do. Designed to supplement a basic ornithology textbook, Manual of Ornithology covers systematics and evolution, topography feathers and flight, the skeleton and musculature, and the digestive, circulatory, respiratory, excretory reproductive, sensory, and nervous systems of birds, as well as field techniques for watching and studying birds. Each chapter concludes with a list of key references for the topic covered, with a comprehensive bibliography at the end of the volume. The book will be a guide and reference for every level of bird study - a basic tool for investigation for anyone curious about the fascinating world of birds.
- Yale University Press
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- New Edition
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- 8.50(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Table of Contents
|7||The Digestive System||175|
|8||The Circulatory System||189|
|9||The Respiratory System||205|
|10||The Urogenital and Endocrine Systems||219|
|11||The Nervous System||241|
|Appendix: Classification of Birds||308|
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