Current Ornithology: 12 by D.M. Power PDF

By D.M. Power

In Volume 12, eminent foreign ornithologists extra elucidate endocrinological correlates of mating concepts and hormones and reproductive habit; determine the worth of the ''brood relief hypothesis'' in explaining ''the paradox of hatching asynchrony''; and discover the validity and sensitivity of development bands in feathers as a sign of dietary situation and using feather banding in learning development. Chapters are good supported with charts, maps, schematic diagrams, and images. Current Ornithology is the single English-language booklet presently dedicated completely to large experiences and synthesis of issues referring to all elements of the biology of birds. Chapters fall lower than such various rubrics as ecology, evolution, habit, phylogeny, behavioral ecology, anatomy and body structure, and conservation biology. All authors are top specialists on their matters, and every bankruptcy is refereed by way of specialists within the issues coated. even supposing all chapters concentration totally on birds, a few subject matters, resembling the social cognition of birds compared to primates (Volume 13), have major software to disciplines outdoor of ornithology. Current Ornithology goals to supply an available, updated, exact resource of information and to give a contribution to conceptual generalization and unification around the organic sciences.

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