Nesting Season Cuckoos, Cuckolds, and the Invention of Monogamy

ISBN-10: 0674061934

ISBN-13: 9780674061934

Edition: 2010

Authors: Bernd Heinrich

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Book details

List price: $20.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 10/15/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Bernd Heinrich is Professor Emeritus of Biology at the University of Vermont. He has written several memoirs of his life in science and nature, including One Man�e(tm)s Owl, and Ravens in Winter. Bumblebee Economics was twice a nominee for the American Book Award in Science, and A Year in the Maine Woods won the 1995 Rutstrum Authors�e(tm) Award for Literary Excellence.

Introduction
Love Birds
Monogamy
Polygyny and Polyandry
Penguins and Us
Fine-tuning Nesting Time
Strutting Their Stuff
Nest Site and Safety
Nest Materials and Construction
The Egg
Parenting in Pairs
Cuckolds, Cuckoos, Cowbirds, and Color Codes
End of the Nesting Season
Appendix: Latin Names of Bird Species
Notes
Acknowledgments
Index
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