Manual of Ornithology; Avian Structure and Function

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  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 1998-10-11
  • Publisher: Yale University Press

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This book - a visual guide to the structure and anatomy of birds - is one of the most heavily illustrated ornithology references ever written. A concise atlas of anatomy, it contains more than 200 specially prepared accurate and clear drawings that include material never illustrated before. The text is as informative as the drawings; written at a level appropriate to undergraduate students and to bird lovers in general, it discusses why birds look and act the way they do. Designed to supplement a basic ornithology textbook, Manual of Ornithology covers systematics and evolution, topography feathers and flight, the skeleton and musculature, and the digestive, circulatory, respiratory, excretory reproductive, sensory, and nervous systems of birds, as well as field techniques for watching and studying birds. Each chapter concludes with a list of key references for the topic covered, with a comprehensive bibliography at the end of the volume. The book will be a guide and reference for every level of bird study - a basic tool for investigation for anyone curious about the fascinating world of birds.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Systematicsp. 13
Topographyp. 47
Feathersp. 81
The Skeletonp. 117
The Musculaturep. 149
The Digestive Systemp. 175
The Circulatory Systemp. 189
The Respiratory Systemp. 205
The Urogenital and Endocrine Systemsp. 219
The Nervous Systemp. 241
Field Techniquesp. 263
Appendix: Classification of Birdsp. 308
Bibliographyp. 318
Indexp. 331
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