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Academic & Professional Books  Ornithology  Birds: General

Essential Ornithology

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By: Graham Scott(Author)
224 pages, illustrations
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This concise introduction to ornithology returns in a second edition, highlighting new developments in the avian fossil record, urban ecology, and climate change.
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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.

Contents

1: Evolution of birds
2: Feathers and flight
3: Movement: migration and navigation
4: Eggs, nests, and chicks
5: Reproduction
6: Foraging and avoiding predation
7: Populations, communities, and conservation

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Biography

Graham Scott is Director of the Teaching Excellence Academy at the University of Hull, UK. He was previously Interim Dean in the Faculty of Science and Engineering, and Head of the Department of Biological Sciences. He has a PhD in Ornithology from Edinburgh University, UK and is the editor of Ringing and Migration, a journal of the British Trust for Ornithology. He is an active and enthusiastic birder and bird ringer/bander.

Textbook New Edition SPECIAL OFFER
By: Graham Scott(Author)
224 pages, illustrations
NHBS
This concise introduction to ornithology returns in a second edition, highlighting new developments in the avian fossil record, urban ecology, and climate change.
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Fabulous & Essential Reading
by Birdbeginner in United Kingdom
Well presented, easy to understand yet packed with knowledge, without the jargon. Essential text for anyone wanting a greater understanding of birds and bird behaviour. Just buy it to see what I mean - I love it!

 

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