Perspectives in Ornithology

Perspectives in Ornithology : Essays Presented for the Centennial of the American Ornitholgists' Union

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First published in 1983 to celebrate the centennial of the American Ornithologists' Union, Perspectives in Ornithology collects together a series of essays and commentaries by leading authorities about especially active areas of research on the biology of birds. Readers will find in this collection a useful overview of many major concepts and controversies in ornithology.
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  • Electronic book text
  • CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • 1139244981
  • 9781139244985

Table of contents

Introduction Ernst Mayr; 1. Captive birds and conservation William Conway; 2. Research collections in ornithology - a reaffirmation Jon C. Barlow and Nancy J. Flood; 3. On the study of avian mating systems Douglas W. Mock; 4. Cooperative breeding strategies among birds Stephen T. Emlen and Sandra L. Vehrencamp; 5. Ecological energetics: what are the questions? Glenn E. Walsberg; 6. Perspectives in optimal foraging John R. Krebs, David W. Stephens and William J. Sutherland; 7. Biochemical studies of microevolutionary processes George F. Barrowclough; 8. Organization of the avian genome Gerald F. Shields; 9. The origin and early radiation of birds Larry D. Martin; 10. Avian community ecology: an iconoclastic view John A. Wiens; 11. Biogeography: the unification and maturation of a science Daniel Simberloff; 12. Bird song learning: theme and variations P. J. B. Slater; 13. Bird navigation Charles Walcott and Anthony J. Lednor; Index.
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