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The Resource Bird song : biological themes and variations, C.K. Catchpole, P.J.B. Slater ; [pen-and-ink illustrations [by] Nigel Mann]

Bird song : biological themes and variations, C.K. Catchpole, P.J.B. Slater ; [pen-and-ink illustrations [by] Nigel Mann]

Label
Bird song : biological themes and variations
Title
Bird song
Title remainder
biological themes and variations
Statement of responsibility
C.K. Catchpole, P.J.B. Slater ; [pen-and-ink illustrations [by] Nigel Mann]
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Bird song is one of the most remarkable and impressive sounds in the natural world, and has inspired not only students of natural history, but also great writers, poets and composers. Extensively updated from the first edition, the main thrust of this book is to suggest that the two main functions of song are attracting a mate and defending territory. It shows how this evolutionary pressure has led to the amazing variety and complexity we see in the songs of different species throughout the world. Writing primarily for students and researchers in animal behaviour, the authors review over 1000 scientific papers and reveal how scientists are beginning to unravel and understand how and why birds communicate with the elaborate vocalisations we call song. Highly illustrated throughout and written in straightforward language, Bird Song also holds appeal for amateur ornithologists with some knowledge of biology."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Catchpole, Clive
Dewey number
  • 598.159/4
  • 598.259
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QL698.5
LC item number
.C38 2008
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
QL698.5
NAL item number
.C38 2008
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1942-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Slater, P. J. B.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Birds
  • Birdsongs
  • Birds
Label
Bird song : biological themes and variations, C.K. Catchpole, P.J.B. Slater ; [pen-and-ink illustrations [by] Nigel Mann]
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-328) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
213111380
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
xi, 335 pages
Isbn
9780521872423
Lccn
2008276075
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)213111380
Label
Bird song : biological themes and variations, C.K. Catchpole, P.J.B. Slater ; [pen-and-ink illustrations [by] Nigel Mann]
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-328) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
213111380
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
xi, 335 pages
Isbn
9780521872423
Lccn
2008276075
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)213111380

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