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Ornithology - 3rd edition

Ornithology - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 9780716749837

ISBN10: 0716749831

Ornithology by Frank B. Gill - ISBN 9780716749837
Cover type: Hardback
Edition: 3RD 07
Copyright: 2007
Publisher: W.H. Freeman
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Ornithology by Frank B. Gill - ISBN 9780716749837

ISBN13: 9780716749837

ISBN10: 0716749831

Cover type: Hardback
Edition: 3RD 07
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Summary

Ornithology is the classic text for the undergraduate ornithology course, long admired for its biological/evolutionary approach to bird science. The new edition--the first revision in 10 years--maintains the scope and expertise that made the book so popular while incorporating the latest developments from research and updating its exquisite art program.

Table of Contents

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. Senseationss, Brains and Intelligence
8. Vocaliz

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