Manual of Ornithology: Avian Structure and Function / Edition 1

Manual of Ornithology: Avian Structure and Function / Edition 1

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by Noble S. Proctor, Patrick J. Lynch, Patrick Lynch
     
 

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

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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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300076196
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
10/28/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
387,487
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
1Introduction1
2Systematics13
3Topography47
4Feathers81
5The Skeleton117
6The Musculature149
7The Digestive System175
8The Circulatory System189
9The Respiratory System205
10The Urogenital and Endocrine Systems219
11The Nervous System241
12Field Techniques263
Appendix: Classification of Birds308
Bibliography318
Index331

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