Handbook of Bird Biology

Handbook of Bird Biology
  • Author : Irby J. Lovette,John W. Fitzpatrick
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 736
  • Relase : 2016-06-27
  • ISBN : 9781118291047

Handbook of Bird Biology Book Review:

Selected by Forbes.com as one of the 12 best books about birds and birding in 2016 This much-anticipated third edition of the Handbook of Bird Biology is an essential and comprehensive resource for everyone interested in learning more about birds, from casual bird watchers to formal students of ornithology. Wherever you study birds your enjoyment will be enhanced by a better understanding of the incredible diversity of avian lifestyles. Arising from the renowned Cornell Lab of Ornithology and authored by a team of experts from around the world, the Handbook covers all aspects of avian diversity, behaviour, ecology, evolution, physiology, and conservation. Using examples drawn from birds found in every corner of the globe, it explores and distills the many scientific discoveries that have made birds one of our best known - and best loved - parts of the natural world. This edition has been completely revised and is presented with more than 800 full color images. It provides readers with a tool for life-long learning about birds and is suitable for bird watchers and ornithology students, as well as for ecologists, conservationists, and resource managers who work with birds. The Handbook of Bird Biology is the companion volume to the Cornell Lab’s renowned distance learning course, Ornithology: Comprehensive Bird Biology.

Handbook of Bird Biology

Handbook of Bird Biology
  • Author : John W. Fitzpatrick,Irby J. Lovette
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 736
  • Relase : 2016-07-05
  • ISBN : 9781118291023

Handbook of Bird Biology Book Review:

Selected by Forbes.com as one of the 12 best books about birds and birding in 2016 This much-anticipated third edition of the Handbook of Bird Biology is an essential and comprehensive resource for everyone interested in learning more about birds, from casual bird watchers to formal students of ornithology. Wherever you study birds your enjoyment will be enhanced by a better understanding of the incredible diversity of avian lifestyles. Arising from the renowned Cornell Lab of Ornithology and authored by a team of experts from around the world, the Handbook covers all aspects of avian diversity, behaviour, ecology, evolution, physiology, and conservation. Using examples drawn from birds found in every corner of the globe, it explores and distills the many scientific discoveries that have made birds one of our best known - and best loved - parts of the natural world. This edition has been completely revised and is presented with more than 800 full color images. It provides readers with a tool for life-long learning about birds and is suitable for bird watchers and ornithology students, as well as for ecologists, conservationists, and resource managers who work with birds. The Handbook of Bird Biology is the companion volume to the Cornell Lab’s renowned distance learning course, Ornithology: Comprehensive Bird Biology.

Ornithology

Ornithology
  • Author : Michael L. Morrison,Amanda D. Rodewald,Gary Voelker,Melanie R. Colón,Jonathan F. Prather
  • Publisher : Johns Hopkins University Press
  • Pages : 1016
  • Relase : 2018-09-03
  • ISBN : 9781421424712

Ornithology Book Review:

Wood, Robert M. Zink, Benjamin Zuckerberg

Bird Ecology and Conservation

Bird Ecology and Conservation
  • Author : William J. Sutherland,Ian Newton,Rhys E. Green,Rhys Green
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Pages : 386
  • Relase : 2004-06-17
  • ISBN : 0198520867

Bird Ecology and Conservation Book Review:

Outlining the main methods and techniques available to ornithologists, this book brings together in one authoritative source contributions containing information on avian ecology and conservation.

Essential Ornithology

Essential Ornithology
  • Author : Graham Scott
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Pages : 176
  • Relase : 2020-08-21
  • ISBN : 9780198804741

Essential Ornithology Book Review:

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 begins by considering 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. This new edition has been thoroughly updated, providing new information from rapidly-developing fields including the avian fossil record, urban and agricultural ecology, responses to climate change, invasive species biology, technologies to track movement, avian disease, and the role of citizen scientists. There is also a greater focus on North American ornithology. 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. Essential Ornithology is a companion textbook for advanced undergraduate and graduate students taking courses in avian science, as well as a useful reference for professional researchers and consultants. Amateur ornithologists will also find this book offers a scientifically rigorous and accessible overview for a more general readership.

Manual of Ornithology

Manual of Ornithology
  • Author : Noble S. Proctor,Patrick J. Lynch
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Pages : 340
  • Relase : 1993-01-01
  • ISBN : 0300076193

Manual of Ornithology Book Review:

"Here is a volume that has no parallel. . . . A good reference book for those interested in the details of avian anatomy."--Science Books & Films "A gold mine of facts. . . . Every library and biology department, as well as every birder, should have a copy close at hand."--Roger Tory Peterson, from the foreword One of the most heavily illustrated ornithology references ever written, Manual or Ornithology is a visual guide to the structure and anatomy of birds--a basic tool for investigation for anyone curious about the fascinating world of birds. 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.

Handbook of Avian Hybrids of the World

Handbook of Avian Hybrids of the World
  • Author : Eugene M. McCarthy
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Pages : 608
  • Relase : 2006-02-16
  • ISBN : 0198040415

Handbook of Avian Hybrids of the World Book Review:

With more than 5,000 works cited, Handbook of Avian Hybrids of the World is the greatest compendium of information ever published on hybridization in birds. Worldwide in scope, it provides information on all reported avian crosses, not only those occurring in captivity, but also in a natural setting (approximately 4,000 crosses are covered). This book is a basic reference, intended both for the serious birder and the professional biologist. McCarthy's work fills a need for reference material that takes into account the last half century of data. It will be of interest to workers in a wide variety of fields, ranging from animal behavior to genetics, ecology, zoology, and systematics. In fact, it will make fascinating reading for anyone interested in birds and the natural world.

The Bird Watching Answer Book

The Bird Watching Answer Book
  • Author : Laura Erickson
  • Publisher : Storey Publishing, LLC
  • Pages : 400
  • Relase : 2009-11-04
  • ISBN : 9781603428064

The Bird Watching Answer Book Book Review:

Learn the how’s and why’s of bird behavior, from flirtatious mating practices and gorgeous birdsong to flying south for the winter. In this lively reference book, Laura Erickson addresses hundreds of real-life questions sent in to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, the world’s foremost authority on birds. With expert advice on bird watching techniques and equipment, feeding and housing birds, protecting habitats, and much more, Erickson guides you through the intricacies of the avian world with a contagious passion for our feathered friends.

The Biology of Moult in Birds

The Biology of Moult in Birds
  • Author : Lukas Jenni,Raffael Winkler
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Pages : 320
  • Relase : 2020-09-17
  • ISBN : 9781472977236

The Biology of Moult in Birds Book Review:

Feathers are amazing structures unique to birds and, for a variety of reasons, they need to be renewed periodically as a whole in a process called moult. During this process, all of the functions of plumage are impaired and most aspects of a bird's life are affected. Every moult determines a bird's appearance anew, and restores plumage efficacy for flight and insulation. Moult profoundly affects physiology and the organization of the annual cycle, and it constrains reproduction and migration. Given these major impacts, which are equal to the other annual challenges of reproduction and migration, it is surprising that research on moult has largely been so neglected a subject. Lukas Jenni and Raffael Winkler have brought together the widely scattered results of studies on the processes and consequences of moult in birds. This book opens with an overview of the functions of plumage, and of feather maintenance and feather wear, and then introduces the two functions of moult: replacement of worn feathers and adjustment of plumage characteristics and appearance. The body of the book then examines feather-growth and the physiology, energetics and control of moult, and how various other physiological processes interact with moult and may compensate for its costs. Significantly, the authors explain how variations in moult and feather quality affect a bird's overall plumage quality, and they highlight the resulting consequences in terms of physical performance, appearance and signalling. Finally, there is a review of all the various solutions that birds have developed to fit moult into the annual cycle. This long-awaited book covers for the first time all aspects of the biology of moult and fills an important gap in the literature, completing our understanding of how the most important annual events in a bird's life fit together into a coherent whole. It draws on a wide range of information – from penguins to small passerines, from raptors to wildfowl – to highlight the variety of the subject and to pinpoint the many gaps in our knowledge along with avenues for fruitful further research.

Ornithology

Ornithology
  • Author : Frank B. Gill
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 763
  • Relase : 1995
  • ISBN : 0716724154

Ornithology Book Review:

Approaches the subject from a biological and evolutionary perspective rather than just identification.

CRC Handbook of Avian Body Masses, Second Edition

CRC Handbook of Avian Body Masses, Second Edition
  • Author : John B. Dunning, Jr.
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 672
  • Relase : 2007-12-05
  • ISBN : 1420064452

CRC Handbook of Avian Body Masses, Second Edition Book Review:

See what’s new in the Second Edition: · Number of species included is increased from 6300 to over 8700, about 85% of the world’s birds · Better data for many of the species included in the first edition — an exhaustive compilation of new data published from 1992 through 2007 · More comprehensive coverage of Latin America, Japan, Taiwan, Southeast Asia, and more coverage of research published in non-English language journals In 1992 the CRC Handbook of Avian Body Masses broke new ground by providing a compilation of body masses for 6300 species, about two-thirds of the world’s species. The handbook instantly became the gold standard, cited in hundreds of scientific studies and a prominent fixture on the shelves of many ornithologists. Keeping the format that made the first edition so popular, the second edition features dramatic changes both in species coverage and the data quality. The new edition compiles the results of new samples that have been published for many of the birds included in the first edition, and data found for about 2400 new species, increasing the coverage to over 8700 species, about 85% of the world’s birds. The order of species and families has been revised in the text to fit with the latest publications in avian taxonomy and systematics. The second edition includes an accompanying CD-ROM with a searchable electronic database.

Birder's Handbook

Birder's Handbook
  • Author : Paul Ehrlich,David S. Dobkin,Darryl Wheye
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 785
  • Relase : 1988
  • ISBN : 9780671659899

Birder's Handbook Book Review:

Identifies North American birds

Ornithology

Ornithology
  • Author : Frank B. Gill
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 758
  • Relase : 2007
  • ISBN : 0716749831

Ornithology Book Review:

Ornithology is the classic text for the undergraduate ornithology course, long admired for its evolutionary approach to bird science. The new edition maintains the scope and expertise that made the book so popular while incorporating the latest research and updating the exquisite program of drawings.

How Birds Work

How Birds Work
  • Author : Marianne Taylor
  • Publisher : The Experiment
  • Pages : 224
  • Relase : 2020-04-28
  • ISBN : 9781615196487

How Birds Work Book Review:

An artfully designed, highly detailed guide to the inner workings of birds—what they’re made up of inside and out, and why

Ten Thousand Birds

Ten Thousand Birds
  • Author : Tim Birkhead,Jo Wimpenny,Bob Montgomerie
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Pages : 544
  • Relase : 2014-03-01
  • ISBN : 9781400848836

Ten Thousand Birds Book Review:

Ten Thousand Birds provides a thoroughly engaging and authoritative history of modern ornithology, tracing how the study of birds has been shaped by a succession of visionary and often-controversial personalities, and by the unique social and scientific contexts in which these extraordinary individuals worked. This beautifully illustrated book opens in the middle of the nineteenth century when ornithology was a museum-based discipline focused almost exclusively on the anatomy, taxonomy, and classification of dead birds. It describes how in the early 1900s pioneering individuals such as Erwin Stresemann, Ernst Mayr, and Julian Huxley recognized the importance of studying live birds in the field, and how this shift thrust ornithology into the mainstream of the biological sciences. The book tells the stories of eccentrics like Colonel Richard Meinertzhagen, a pathological liar who stole specimens from museums and quite likely murdered his wife, and describes the breathtaking insights and discoveries of ambitious and influential figures such as David Lack, Niko Tinbergen, Robert MacArthur, and others who through their studies of birds transformed entire fields of biology. Ten Thousand Birds brings this history vividly to life through the work and achievements of those who advanced the field. Drawing on a wealth of archival material and in-depth interviews, this fascinating book reveals how research on birds has contributed more to our understanding of animal biology than the study of just about any other group of organisms.

Boreal Birds of North America

Boreal Birds of North America
  • Author : Jeffrey V. Wells
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Pages : 136
  • Relase : 2011-10-01
  • ISBN : 9780520271005

Boreal Birds of North America Book Review:

"A publication of the Cooper Ornithological Society."

Book of Birds

Book of Birds
  • Author : John Faaborg
  • Publisher : Texas A&M University Press
  • Pages : 472
  • Relase : 2020-11-11
  • ISBN : 9781623497774

Book of Birds Book Review:

In Book of Birds: Introduction to Ornithology, John Faaborg, renowned expert on avian ecology and conservation, brings a fresh and accessible sensibility to the study of ornithology. In this beautifully illustrated volume, Faaborg’s approachable writing style will engage students and birders alike while introducing them to the study of the evolution, taxonomy, anatomy, physiology, diversity, and behavior of birds. With its unique focus on ecology, the text emphasizes birds’ relationships with the environment and other species while showing the amazing diversity of avian life. Faaborg pays special attention to the roles that competition, community structure, and reproductive behavior play in the astonishingly varied and interesting lives of birds seen around the world. He discusses variations in anatomy, morphology, and behavior; explains why such vast diversity exists; and explores the ways in which different birds can share the same spaces. Artist Claire Faaborg brings the science behind this diversity to life through her unique, hand-drawn artwork throughout the book. Combining vibrant visuals and knowledgeable insights, Book of Birds offers readers a firm foundation in the field of ornithology and an invaluable resource for understanding birds from an ecological and evolutionary perspective.

Biology of Marine Birds

Biology of Marine Birds
  • Author : E. A. Schreiber,Joanna Burger
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 740
  • Relase : 2001-08-16
  • ISBN : 9781420036305

Biology of Marine Birds Book Review:

Biology of Marine Birds provides the only complete summary of information about marine birds ever published. It both summarizes and analyzes their breeding biology, ecology, taxonomy, evolution, fossil history, physiology, energetics, and conservation. The book covers four orders of marine birds: penguins (Sphenisciformes); albatross, shearwaters, petrels (Procellariiformes); pelicans, boobies, frigatebirds, tropicbirds, cormorants (Pelecaniformes); and gulls, terns, guillemots, auks (Charadriiformes - Families Laridae and Alcidae). Two summary chapters address the biology of shorebirds and wading birds and their lives in the marine environment. This comprehensive book contains numerous summary tables that give you exhaustive information on various aspects of their life histories, breeding biology, physiology and energetics, and demography. It also discusses research techniques and future research needed, providing a guide to ornithologists and students for research projects. Written by acknowledged experts in this field, Biology of Marine Birds is the ideal resource. The authors not only present known information, but provide new analyses and insights into marine bird biology. You will find no other book that covers all the major seabird groups and all the major topics with this depth of detail. Whether you are studying, researching, or managing marine environments, you will find yourself reaching for this resource repeatedly.

Bird Families of the World

Bird Families of the World
  • Author : David Ward Winkler,Shawn M. Billerman,Irby J. Lovette
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 599
  • Relase : 2015
  • ISBN : 8494189204

Bird Families of the World Book Review:

This volume is a synopsis of the diversity of all birds. It distills the voluminous detail of the 17-volume Handbook of Birds of the World into a single book. Based on the latest systematic research and summarizing what is known about the life history and biology of each group, this volume is the best single-volume entry to avian diversity available.

Emerging Avian Disease

Emerging Avian Disease
  • Author : Ellen Paul
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Pages : 108
  • Relase : 2012
  • ISBN : 9780520272378

Emerging Avian Disease Book Review:

"This volume of Studies in Avian Biology resulted from a Symposium on Avian Disease at the North American Ornithological Conference held in Veracruz, Mexico, in October 2006. The diverse set of topics addressed in the contributed chapters include the evolutionary and ecological aspects of the host-vector systems of avian infectious disease, effects of genetic variation, introduction success and vector ecology, evolution of resistance and virulence of pathogens, and effects of changing geographic distributions. In additional to empirical studies under field conditions, the authors have developed predictive models to assess the movement and potential impact of these diseases. Other chapters delve into the potential impacts of pathogens on ornithological research and the key role of ornithological science in biosurveillance and documenting impacts of disease on bird populations"--Provided by publisher.