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Sturkie's Avian Physiology

Textbook New Edition
By: Colin G Scanes(Editor), Sami Dridi(Editor)
1126 pages, colour & b/w photos, colour & b/w illustrations, colour tables
Publisher: Academic Press
Sturkie's Avian Physiology
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  • Sturkie's Avian Physiology ISBN: 9780128197707 Edition: 7 Hardback Oct 2021 Available for pre-order : Due Oct 2021
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About this book

Sturkie's Avian Physiology, seventh edition is the classic, comprehensive, single-volume on the physiology of domestic and wild birds. This latest edition is thoroughly revised and updated with several new chapters with entirely new content on such topics as vision, sensory taste, pain reception, evolution and domestication. Chapters throughout have been greatly expanded due to the many recent advances in the field. This book is written by international experts in different aspects of avian physiology. For easy reading and searches, the book is structured under a series of themes, beginning with genomic studies, sensory biology and nervous systems, and major organs.

This book is an important resource for ornithologists, poultry scientists, and other researchers in avian studies. It is also useful for students in avian or poultry physiology, as well as avian veterinarians.

Contents

Part I. Undergirding themes
1. Avian genomics: Jerry Dodgson and/or Chris Ashwell
2. Transcriptomics of physiological systems: Tom E. Porter
3. Avian Proteomics: Shane C. Burgess
4. Mitochondrial physiology: Walter Bottje
5. Microbiome: Nelson Cox and/or Billy Hargis
6. Evolution and domestication of birds: TBD

Part II. Sensory biology and nervous system theme
7. Avian brain: TBD
8. The autonomic nervous system: Wayne Kuezel
9. The avian somatosensory system: J. Martin Wild
10. Avian Vision: Trevor Price and/or Graham R. Martin
11. Avian hearing: Christine Köppl
12. Avian olfaction and other chemical reception: Larry Clark
13. Avian taste reception: Zehava Uni
14. Avian pain reception. Possible authors include: Ngaio J. Beausoleil
15. Magnetoreception and its use for long distance migration: Hendrik Mouritsen.

Part III. Organ system theme
16. Blood: Colin Scanes.
17. The cardiovascular system: Edward M. Dzialowski
18. Osmoregulatory systems of birds: Eldon J. Braun and/or younger co-author
19. Respiration: Frank L. Powell
20. Gastrointestinal anatomy and physiology: Eric Wong
21. Bone: Mark Pines
22. Skeletal muscle: Sandra G. VellemanPart I. Undergirding themes
1. Avian genomics: Jerry Dodgson and/or Chris Ashwell
2. Transcriptomics of physiological systems: Tom E. Porter
3. Avian Proteomics: Shane C. Burgess
4. Mitochondrial physiology: Walter Bottje
5. Microbiome: Nelson Cox and/or Billy Hargis
6. Evolution and domestication of birds: TBD

Part II. Sensory biology and nervous system theme
7. Avian brain: TBD
8. The autonomic nervous system: Wayne Kuezel
9. The avian somatosensory system: J. Martin Wild
10. Avian Vision: Trevor Price and/or Graham R. Martin
11. Avian hearing: Christine Köppl
12. Avian olfaction and other chemical reception: Larry Clark
13. Avian taste reception: Zehava Uni
14. Avian pain reception. Possible authors include: Ngaio J. Beausoleil
15. Magnetoreception and its use for long distance migration: Hendrik Mouritsen.

Part III. Organ system theme
16. Blood: Colin Scanes.
17. The cardiovascular system: Edward M. Dzialowski
18. Osmoregulatory systems of birds: Eldon J. Braun and/or younger co-author
19. Respiration: Frank L. Powell
20. Gastrointestinal anatomy and physiology: Eric Wong
21. Bone: Mark Pines
22. Skeletal muscle: Sandra G. Velleman

Customer Reviews

Biography

Colin G. Scanes was formerly editor of the journal Poultry Science and has held senior faculty and/or administrative positions at the University of Leeds, Rutgers – the State University of New Jersey, Iowa State University, Mississippi State University and the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Dr Scanes was also the editor for the latest (sixth) edition of Sturkie’s Avian Physiology for Elsevier/Academic Press. He has extensive experience in teaching undergraduates and research with more than 600 publications.

Dr Sami Dridi is a professor from the University of Arkansas Fayetteville.

Textbook New Edition
By: Colin G Scanes(Editor), Sami Dridi(Editor)
1126 pages, colour & b/w photos, colour & b/w illustrations, colour tables
Publisher: Academic Press
Media reviews

" [...] a very comprehensive book that should be in the library of anyone interested in avian comparative physiology, veterinary medicine, and related fields."
JAVMA

"This is a 6th edition reprint. This undergraduate level text, now in its sixth edition, covers just about everything that is known about avian physiology. The book covers not only domestic birds (there is much research into exactly how best to nurture poultry) but also wild birds, which are harder to study, but also have much more varied adaptations. The 41 chapters occupy over 1,000 pages and are arranged into seven 'themes': the first covering genes, proteins, and how one translates into the other (lots of new '-omics' research here); the second, senses and the nervous system (including a chapter on the controversial topic of whether and how birds can sense magnetic fields); then come sections looking at different organs, metabolic pathways (how food is converted into energy), the action of hormones, and reproductive biology; and finally some cross-cutting topics like stress, moult, flight, the challenges of migration and the impact of toxic chemicals. This is a textbook, so not an easy read in places, but if you want to know the detail of how birds 'work' - this should probably be your first port of call."
– Rob Robinson, BTO book reviews

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