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

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Ernst Mayr, William Conway, Jon C. Barlow, Nancy J. Flood, Douglas W. Mock, Stephen T. Emlen, Sandra L. Vehrencamp, Glenn E. Walsberg, John R. Krebs, David W. Stephens, William J. Sutherland, George F. Barrowclough, Gerald F. Shields, Larry D. Martin, John A. Wiens, Daniel Simberloff, P. J. B. Slater, Charles Walcott, Anthony J. Lednor
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  • Date Published: June 2009
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521113045

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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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    • Date Published: June 2009
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521113045
    • length: 572 pages
    • dimensions: 234 x 156 x 29 mm
    • weight: 0.79kg
    • availability: Available
  • 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.

  • Editors

    Alan H. Brush

    George A. Clark, Jr.

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    Ernst Mayr, William Conway, Jon C. Barlow, Nancy J. Flood, Douglas W. Mock, Stephen T. Emlen, Sandra L. Vehrencamp, Glenn E. Walsberg, John R. Krebs, David W. Stephens, William J. Sutherland, George F. Barrowclough, Gerald F. Shields, Larry D. Martin, John A. Wiens, Daniel Simberloff, P. J. B. Slater, Charles Walcott, Anthony J. Lednor

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