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Ornithology / Edition 3

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by Frank B. Gill
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0716749831

ISBN-13: 9780716749837

Pub. Date: 10/06/2006

Publisher: Freeman, W. H. & Company

Ornithology is the classic text for the undergraduate ornithology course, long admired for its evolutionary approach to bird science. The new edition maintains the scope and expertise that made the book so popular while incorporating the latest research and updating the exquisite program of drawings.

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Ornithology is the classic text for the undergraduate ornithology course, long admired for its evolutionary approach to bird science. The new edition maintains the scope and expertise that made the book so popular while incorporating the latest research and updating the exquisite program of drawings.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780716749837
Publisher:
Freeman, W. H. & Company
Publication date:
10/06/2006
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
720
Sales rank:
122,573
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 10.25(h) x 1.76(d)

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Table of Contents

Part I. Origins
1. The Diversity of Birds
2. History
3. Systematics

Part II. Form and Function

4. Feathers
5. Flight
6. Physiology

Part III. Behavior and Communication

7. Senses, Brains and Intelligence
8. Vocalizations

Part IV. Behavior and the Environment
9. Annual Cycles
10. Migration and Navigation
11. Social Behavior

Part V. Avian Life Histories
12. Mates
13. Evolution of Breeding Systems
14. Bird Sex
15. Nests and Incubation
16. Baby Birds and Their Parents

Part VI. Population Dynamics and Conservation
17. Lifetime Reproductive Success
18. Populations
19. Speciation
20. Communities
21. Conservation

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Lady_Kingbird More than 1 year ago
I read this book for my university level ornithology class and found it extremely useful and clear in explaining all the details I needed to know about birds. Throughout the book, scientific case studies are used to demonstrate a variety of points and provide interest. Even though I was a student reading through this, I could easily see how a teacher could organize a class around this book. The book is organized into 6 parts. Part 1-Origins, gives you basic information, history, diversity and systematics. Part 2- Form and Function, is broken down into three parts based on feathers, flight, and physiology. Part 3- Behavior and Communication, is centered on senses, the brain, vocalizations and intelligence (while giving excellent case studies). Part 4- Behavior and the Environment, continues talking about bird behavior, focusing on cycles, migration, navigation, and social behavior. Part 5- Avian Life Histories, talks about: mates, breeding systems, bird sex, nests and incubation, parents and offspring, and reproductive success. Part 6- Population Dynamics and Conservation, deals with: populations, species, communities, and conservation.