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Perspectives in Ornithology: Essays Presented for the Centennial of The American Ornithologists' Union

Edited By: Alan H Brush and George A Clark

560 pages, Figs, tabs

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Jun 2009 | #181040 | ISBN-13: 9780521113045
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Hardback | Sep 1983 | #1938 | ISBN: 0521248574
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First published in 1983 to celebrate the centennial of the American Ornithologists' Union, Perspectives in Ornithology collects together a series of essays and commentaries by leading authorities about especially active areas of research on the biology of birds. Readers will find in this collection a useful overview of many major concepts and controversies in ornithology.


Introduction Ernst Mayr; 1. Captive birds and conservation William Conway; 2. Research collections in ornithology - a reaffirmation Jon C. Barlow and Nancy J. Flood; 3. On the study of avian mating systems Douglas W. Mock; 4. Cooperative breeding strategies among birds Stephen T. Emlen and Sandra L. Vehrencamp; 5. Ecological energetics: what are the questions? Glenn E. Walsberg; 6. Perspectives in optimal foraging John R. Krebs, David W. Stephens and William J. Sutherland; 7. Biochemical studies of microevolutionary processes George F. Barrowclough; 8. Organization of the avian genome Gerald F. Shields; 9. The origin and early radiation of birds Larry D. Martin; 10. Avian community ecology: an iconoclastic view John A. Wiens; 11. Biogeography: the unification and maturation of a science Daniel Simberloff; 12. Bird song learning: theme and variations P. J. B. Slater; 13. Bird navigation Charles Walcott and Anthony J. Lednor; Index.

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