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  • The Adélie Penguinby David Ainley; Lucia deLeiris

    Columbia University Press 2002; US$ 79.99

    The Adélie penguin is one of the best-studied birds in the world and is the subject of research programs from a dozen nations interested in monitoring changes in the environment and the food webs of the Southern Ocean. This species' population has been changing dramatically over the past few decades coincident with a general warming of the maritime... more...

  • The Arctic Skuaby Peter O'Donald; Robert Gillmor

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 44.00

    This book describes the results of a long-term study of the ecology, evolutionary genetics and sociobiology of the Arctic Skua. more...

  • Australian Bird Namesby Jeannie Gray; Ian Fraser

    CSIRO Publishing 2013; US$ 49.95

    An up-to-date, readily digestible check-list of Australian birds and the meanings behind their common and scientific names. more...

  • Australian High Country Raptorsby Jerry Olsen

    CSIRO Publishing 2014; US$ 69.95

    Offers a chance to look into the lives of Australia's fascinating birds of prey. more...

  • Avian Ancestorsby Federico Agnolin; Fernando E. Novas

    Springer Netherlands 2013; US$ 49.95

    Although consensus exists among researchers that birds evolved from coelurosaurian theropods, paleontologists still debate the identification of the group of coelurosaurians that most closely approaches the common ancestor of birds. The last 20 years witnessed the discovery of a wide array of avian-like theropods that has considerably amplified the... more...

  • Avian Biologyby Donald Farner

    Elsevier Science 2012; US$ 72.95

    Avian Biology,Volume VIII assesses selected aspects of avian biology. It is generally the conceptual descendant of Marshall's earlier treatise,?Biology and Comparative Physiology of Birds, but is more than simply a revision of it. This volume consists of two relatively lengthy, diverse chapters that focus on adaptive significance of coloniality in... more...

  • 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...