Essential Ornithology

ISBN-10: 0198569971
ISBN-13: 9780198569978
Edition: 2010
Authors: Graham Scott
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $36.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 6/3/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 7.50" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.122
Language: English

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 relationshipsand 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.

Preface
Evolution of birds
Feathers and flight
Movement: migration and navigation
Eggs, nests and chicks
Reproduction
Foraging and avoiding predation
Populations, communities and conservation
Index

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