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Author Birkhead, T. R

Title Ten thousand birds : ornithology since Darwin / Tim Birkhead, Jo Wimpenny, Bob Montgomerie
Edition [Enhanced Credo edition]
Published Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2014
Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, [2014]
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Description 1 online resource (545 pages)
Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; CONTENTS; Preface; CHAPTER 1 Yesterday's Birds; CHAPTER 2 The Origin and Diversification of Species; CHAPTER 3 Birds on the Tree of Life; CHAPTER 4 Ebb and Flow; CHAPTER 5 Ecological Adaptations for Breeding; CHAPTER 6 Form and Function; CHAPTER 7 The Study of Instinct; CHAPTER 8 Behavior as Adaptation; CHAPTER 9 Selection in Relation to Sex; CHAPTER 10 Population Studies of Birds; CHAPTER 11 Tomorrow's Birds; AFTERWORD; Appendix 1: Some Histories of Ornithology; Appendix 2: Five Hundred Ornithologists; Notes; References; Index; Image Credits
Summary Ten Thousand Birds provides a thoroughly engaging and authoritative history of modern ornithology, tracing how the study of birds has been shaped by a succession of visionary and often-controversial personalities, and by the unique social and scientific contexts in which these extraordinary individuals worked. This beautifully illustrated book opens in the middle of the nineteenth century when ornithology was a museum-based discipline focused almost exclusively on the anatomy, taxonomy, and classification of dead birds. It describes how in the early 1900s pioneering individuals such
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 467-496)
Notes English
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Subject Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882 -- Influence.
Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882
Evolution (Biology)
Ornithology -- History -- 19th century
Ornithology -- History -- 20th century
Ornithology -- History -- 21st century
Evolution (Biology)
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
NATURE -- Animals -- Birds.
NATURE -- Birdwatching Guides.
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Zoology -- Ornithology.
SCIENCE -- Natural History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Montgomerie, Bob
Wimpenny, Jo.
ISBN 1400848830