Author: Frank B. Gill

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780716749837

Category: Medical

Page: 758

View: 9852

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.

The History of Ornithology in Virginia

Author: David W. Johnston

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 9780813922423

Category: History

Page: 219

View: 9502

Host to a large and diverse bird population as well as a long human history, Virginia is arguably the birthplace of ornithology in North America. David W. Johnston’s History of Ornithology in Virginia,the result of over a decade of research, is the first book to address this fascinating element of the state’s natural history. Tertiary-era fossils show that birds inhabited Virginia as early as 65 million years ago. Their first human observers were the region’s many Indian tribes and, later, colonists on Roanoke Island and in Jamestown. Explorers pushing westward contributed further to the development of a conception of birds that was distinctively American. By the 1900s planter-farmers, naturalists, and government employees had amassed bird records from the Barrier Islands and the Dismal Swamp to the Blue Ridge and Appalachian Mountains. The modern era saw the emergence of ornithological organizations and game laws, as well as increasingly advanced studies of bird distribution, migration pathways, and breeding biology. Johnston shows us how ornithology in Virginia evolved from observations of wondrous creatures to a sophisticated science recognizing some 435 avian species. David W. Johnston taught ornithology at the University of Virginia’s Mountain Lake Biological Station for nearly two decades and has edited numerous ecological studies as well as the Journal of Field Ornithology and Ornithological Monographs.


an introduction

Author: Austin Loomer Rand

Publisher: N.A


Category: Nature

Page: 311

View: 8958


Birds of Western Africa ..

Author: William Swainson

Publisher: N.A


Category: Birds

Page: 549

View: 3370

Manual of Ornithology

Avian Structure & Function

Author: Noble S. Proctor,Patrick J. Lynch

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300076196

Category: Nature

Page: 340

View: 8122

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, the 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.


The Natural History of Birds : Third Book of Natural History Prepared for the Use of Schools and Colleges

Author: William Samuel Waithman Ruschenberger

Publisher: N.A


Category: Birds

Page: 114

View: 5873

Field Ornithology

Comprising a Manual of Instruction for Procuring, Preparing and Preserving Birds, and a Check List of North American Birds

Author: Elliott Coues

Publisher: N.A


Category: Birds

Page: 253

View: 5923


Foundation, Analysis, and Application

Author: Michael L. Morrison,Amanda D. Rodewald,Gary Voelker,Melanie R. Colón,Jonathan F. Prather

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

ISBN: 1421424711

Category: Science

Page: 1016

View: 4475

Wood, Robert M. Zink, Benjamin Zuckerberg

Handbook of Bird Biology

Author: Cornell University. Laboratory of Ornithology

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118291050

Category: Science

Page: 730

View: 9709

This wonderful handbook provides a crystal-clear introduction to every fascinating aspect of bird biology. It will now be my own first reference source about birds, and it should be yours, too - regardless of whether you are a backyard bird watcher, a hard-core birder, or a professional ornithologist.' Jared Diamond, Professor of Geography at the University of California-Los Angeles, specialist on New Guinea birds, and Pulitzer-Prize winning author. 'This new edition of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's Handbook of.

Ornithology, Evolution, and Philosophy

The Life and Science of Ernst Mayr 1904-2005

Author: Jürgen Haffer

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 354071779X

Category: Science

Page: 474

View: 4237

This book is the first detailed biography of Ernst Mayr. He was an ‘architect’ of the Synthetic Theory of Evolution, and the greatest evolutionary biologist since Charles Darwin, influential historian and philosopher of biology, outstanding taxonomist and ornithologist, and naturalist. He is one of the most widely known biologists of the 20th century. Mayr used the theories of natural selection and population thinking as theoretical models within the framework of historical biological studies. He was the first to emphasize the role of biopopulations, thereby pointing out the basic difference between ’population thinking’ and typological essentialism.

Perspectives in Ornithology

Essays Presented for the Centennial of the American Ornitholgists' Union

Author: Alan H. Brush,George A. Clark, Jr.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521248570

Category: Science

Page: 560

View: 2592

Collects together a series of essays and commentaries by leading authorities about active areas of research on the biology of birds.

Ornithology in Laboratory and Field

Author: Olin Sewall Pettingill

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483263118

Category: Nature

Page: 544

View: 3471

Ornithology in Laboratory and Field is intended as an aid to ornithological study at the college or university level. Students who lack the background knowledge usually acquired during a course in general zoology or biology should keep it handy for ready reference a standard elementary text on the subject. This book contains extensive material for purely informational reading, possibly enough to supplant the need of an additional textbook. Its principal purpose still complies with the title of its predecessors for it is essentially a manual to guide and assist the student in direct observations. All twenty sections, except the last (""The Origin, Evolution, and Decrease of Birds""), suggest methods and provide instructions for studies; and all conclude with an extensive list of references, frequently annotated, for further information. The twenty sections of the book can be taken up in almost any order and some may be omitted without affecting the instructional value of the others. A feature of this new edition is an introduction to birds and ornithology, intended for reading at the beginning of a course. The purpose is twofold: to show the significance of birds for study and to give an overall preview of ornithology, the subject, with emphasis on its wide scope, how it is studied, and some of the continuing and exciting opportunities that it offers for investigation.


Author: Spencer Fullerton Baird

Publisher: N.A


Category: Birds

Page: 381

View: 9017

Current Ornithology

Author: D.M. Power

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780306436406

Category: Nature

Page: 335

View: 9790

Papers presented at the 20th meeting of the International Ornithological Congress held in New Zealand, December 1990 emphasizing New Zealand and the southern Pacific Ocean. Topics include: a summary of ornithological work in New Zealand, enemy recognition and response, parasitism and sexual selectio


Author: William Earl Dodge Scott,Richard Bowdler Sharpe

Publisher: N.A


Category: Birds

Page: 874

View: 5774

Current Ornithology

Author: Val Nolan Jr.,Ellen D. Ketterson,Charles Thompson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780306461712

Category: Science

Page: 328

View: 6781

Current Ornithology publishes authoritative, up-to-date, scholarly reviews of topics selected from the full range of current research in avian biology. Topics cover the spectrum from the molecular level of organization to population biology and community ecology. The series seeks especially to review (1) fields in which an abundant recent literature will benefit from synthesis and organization, or (2) newly emerging fields that are gaining recognition as the result of recent discoveries or shifts in perspective, or (3) fields in which students of vertebrates may benefit from comparisons of birds with other classes. All chapters are invited, and authors are chosen for their leadership in the subjects under review.