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The Resource Essential ornithology, Graham Scott

Essential ornithology, Graham Scott

Label
Essential ornithology
Title
Essential ornithology
Statement of responsibility
Graham Scott
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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 relationships and 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"--
Member of
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Scott, Graham
Dewey number
598
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QL673
LC item number
.S275 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Oxford biology
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ornithology
  • Birds
  • NATURE
  • NATURE
  • SCIENCE
  • Birds
  • Ornithology
  • Ornithologie
Label
Essential ornithology, Graham Scott
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1. Evolution of birds -- Birds are dinosaurs -- Archaeopteryx -- The evolution of modern birds -- The phylogeny of birds -- Adaptive radiation and speciation
  • 2. Feathers and flight -- Feathers -- Feather types -- Feather tracts -- Feather colour -- Feather damage -- Feather maintenance -- Moult -- Flight -- The evolution of flight and flightlessness
  • 3. Movement: migration and navigation -- The ecology of migration -- Genes and migration -- Physiology of migration -- The weather and migration -- Navigation -- Spatial memory
  • 4. Eggs, nests and chicks -- Sex and the gonads of birds -- The egg -- Egg shell coloration and patterning -- Camouflage -- Egg mimicry -- Egg recognition -- Incubation and the developing embryo -- Hatching -- Chicks
  • 5. Reproduction -- Males and females are different -- Mating systems -- Courtship and mate choice -- Bird song -- Raising a family -- Imprinting and independence
  • 6. Foraging and avoiding predators -- Foraging -- Finding food and capturing prey -- Sharing information -- Foraging flocks -- Optimal foraging -- Feeding territories -- Risk and foraging -- Predator avoidance -- Camouflage -- Predator distraction displays -- Tonic immobility -- Alarm calls -- Mobbing -- Flocks and colonies
  • 7. Populations, communities and conservation -- Populations -- Population change -- Communities -- Niche divergence -- Niche shifts, ecological release, and competition -- Extinction and conservation
Control code
861693072
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 162 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780191546983
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
100536681
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)861693072
Label
Essential ornithology, Graham Scott
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1. Evolution of birds -- Birds are dinosaurs -- Archaeopteryx -- The evolution of modern birds -- The phylogeny of birds -- Adaptive radiation and speciation
  • 2. Feathers and flight -- Feathers -- Feather types -- Feather tracts -- Feather colour -- Feather damage -- Feather maintenance -- Moult -- Flight -- The evolution of flight and flightlessness
  • 3. Movement: migration and navigation -- The ecology of migration -- Genes and migration -- Physiology of migration -- The weather and migration -- Navigation -- Spatial memory
  • 4. Eggs, nests and chicks -- Sex and the gonads of birds -- The egg -- Egg shell coloration and patterning -- Camouflage -- Egg mimicry -- Egg recognition -- Incubation and the developing embryo -- Hatching -- Chicks
  • 5. Reproduction -- Males and females are different -- Mating systems -- Courtship and mate choice -- Bird song -- Raising a family -- Imprinting and independence
  • 6. Foraging and avoiding predators -- Foraging -- Finding food and capturing prey -- Sharing information -- Foraging flocks -- Optimal foraging -- Feeding territories -- Risk and foraging -- Predator avoidance -- Camouflage -- Predator distraction displays -- Tonic immobility -- Alarm calls -- Mobbing -- Flocks and colonies
  • 7. Populations, communities and conservation -- Populations -- Population change -- Communities -- Niche divergence -- Niche shifts, ecological release, and competition -- Extinction and conservation
Control code
861693072
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 162 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780191546983
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
100536681
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)861693072

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