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  • Avian Biologyby Donald S. Farner; James R. King

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 72.95

    Avian Biology, Volume II is a collection of papers that deals with the biology of birds such as their integumentary and respiratory systems. One paper describes the integument of birds that includes the skin, feathers, pterylosis, skin muscles, and other integumentary derivatives such as beaks, comb, claws, and spurs. The book explains the process... more...

  • Avian Biologyby Donald S. Farner; James R. King

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 93.95

    Avian Biology, Volume III is a collection of articles that deals with the biology of birds such as their peripheral endocrine glands and reproductive system. One paper describes the avian reproductive system where physiological mechanisms that regulate gametogenesis get synchronized from stimuli in the environment, thus ensuring that the young are... more...

  • Avian Biologyby Donald S. Farner; James R. King; Kenneth C. Parkes

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 93.95

    Avian Biology, Volume VI is a compendium of papers that deals with selected aspects of avian biology. One paper discusses the avian mating behavior and covers topics such as monogamy, polygyny, male incubation, and female emancipation; these papers also list a table of the species of birds in which polyandry has been observed. Another paper examines... more...

  • The Avian Erythrocyteby Chester A. Glomski; Alessandra Pica

    CRC Press 2011; US$ 214.95

    The erythrocyte presents morphologic, cytochemical, and quantitative adaptations as it progresses through its evolutionary continuum. This text is a comprehensive exploration of the evolutionary relationship of the avian erythrocyte with the erythrocytes of the antecedent lower vertebrates?such as amphibians and reptiles?as well as mammalians. It... more...

  • Avian Flightby John J. Videler

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 82.99

    Bird flight has always intrigued mankind. This book provides an up-to-date account of our existing knowledge on the subject, offering new insights and challenging some established views. A brief history of the science of flight introduces the basic physical principles governing aerial locomotion. This is followed by a treatment of flight-related functional... more...

  • Avian Geneticsby F. Cooke; P. A. Buckley

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 93.95

    Avian Genetics: A Population and Ecological Approach is a collection of papers that deals with the study of birds in relation to the synthetic theory of evolution. This book studies the ecology, demography, behavior, and geographical distribution of birds; the text also discusses quantitative, chromosomal, biochemical, and population genetics. Part... more...

  • Avian Urban Ecologyby Diego Gil; Henrik Brumm

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 62.99

    As natural habitat continues to be lost and the world steadily becomes more urbanized, biologists are increasingly studying the effect this has on wildlife. Birds are particularly good model systems since their life history, behaviour, and physiology are especially influenced by directly measurable environmental factors such as light and sound pollution.... more...

  • Bäumeby Andreas Roloff

    Wiley 2012; US$ 75.00

    Bäume gehören zu den größten Lebewesen auf unserem Planeten. In faszinierender Weise haben diese langlebigen Organismen Strategien entwickelt, nachhaltig zu überleben und Widrigkeiten, denen sie durch ihre Ortsgebundenheit ausgesetzt sind, standzuhalten. Wie lebende Skulpturen können Bäume ganze Lebens- und Leidensgeschichten... more...

  • Basic Bird ID in Southern Africaby Peter Ginn

    Penguin Random House South Africa 2011; US$ 8.00

    This clear, concise book offers a down-to-earth system for newcomers to the field of birding. It trains the reader step by step in the art of observing birds, allowing beginners to use a field guide more effectively. more...

  • Beef, Brush, and Bobwhitesby Fidel Hernández; Fred S. Guthery; Wyman Meinzer

    Texas A&M University Press 2012; US$ 24.95

    In this completely revised Texas A&M University Press edition, Guthery and coauthor Fidel Hernández have breathed new life into a classic work that for more than twenty years has been teaching biologists, managers, and ranchers to "think like a quail." Updated with the latest research on quail habitat management, predator control, and recent issues... more...