448 pages, 50 b/w illus, 250 line illus
A comprehensive review of how different incubation conditions - temperature, water, gas and turning - can affect embryonic development in birds and reptiles. Further chapters deal with aestivation, megapodes and oviparity and the methods used to investigate and manipulate the embryo.
...an authoritative summary of achievements in the physiological ecology of egg incubation of birds and reptiles, not only reviewing recent developments in this field but defining areas for inquiry. It is exactly what is required for advances in our understanding of the physiology and evolution of the amniote egg. Barry Sinervo, Science "This authoritative work stands as a comprehensive guide to a changing field, and will prove valuable to individuals in developmental biology, physiology, ecology, evolutionary biology, wildlife management, and other zoological disciplines." Choice "As stated in the preface, 'this book...aims to be a comprehensive review of relevant and avian embryonic data: a text designed as a reference guide for the next few years.' The coverage is actually broader than that, and the book serves its purpose well." Thomas R. Howell, Journal of Field Ornithology
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