Manual of Ornithology: Avian Structure and Function

Paperback | October 11, 1998

byNoble S. Proctor, Patrick J. Lynch

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This book - a visual guide to the structure and anatomy of birds - is one of the most heavily illustrated ornithology references ever written. A concise atlas of anatomy, it contains more than 200 specially prepared accurate and clear drawings that include material never illustrated before. The text is as informative as the drawings; written at a level appropriate to undergraduate students and to bird lovers in general, it discusses why birds look and act the way they do. Designed to supplement a basic ornithology textbook, Manual of Ornithology covers systematics and evolution, topography feathers and flight, the skeleton and musculature, and the digestive, circulatory, respiratory, excretory reproductive, sensory, and nervous systems of birds, as well as field techniques for watching and studying birds. Each chapter concludes with a list of key references for the topic covered, with a comprehensive bibliography at the end of the volume. The book will be a guide and reference for every level of bird study - a basic tool for investigation for anyone curious about the fascinating world of birds.

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This book - a visual guide to the structure and anatomy of birds - is one of the most heavily illustrated ornithology references ever written. A concise atlas of anatomy, it contains more than 200 specially prepared accurate and clear drawings that include material never illustrated before. The text is as informative as the drawings; w...

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This book - a visual guide to the structure and anatomy of birds - is one of the most heavily illustrated ornithology references ever written. A concise atlas of anatomy, it contains more than 200 specially prepared accurate and clear drawings that include material never illustrated before. The text is as informative as the drawings; w...

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This book - a visual guide to the structure and anatomy of birds - is one of the most heavily illustrated ornithology references ever written. A concise atlas of anatomy, it contains more than 200 specially prepared accurate and clear drawings that include material never illustrated before. The text is as informative as the drawings; w...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.68 inPublished:October 11, 1998Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0300076193

ISBN - 13:9780300076196

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from a must have An awesome book! It is full of great diagrams, explanations and references. If you are interested in anatomy, physiology or ornithology then this book should be on your shelf. Definitely worth the money.
Date published: 2002-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for any ornithologists' Collection This book is an excellent resource for those wishing to understand the concepts of avian anatomy. Prior to this book I had no discrete knowledge of avian anatomy, and this book is highly visual, easy to comprehend. It is very useful as it summarizes the information in ways that are visually appealing and clear. As a student in Ornithology, I highly recommend this book for anyone looking to gain knowledge in this field.
Date published: 2000-12-02

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This book - a visual guide to the structure and anatomy of birds - is one of the most heavily illustrated ornithology references ever written. A concise atlas of anatomy, it contains more than 200 specially prepared accurate and clear drawings that include material never illustrated before. The text is as informative as the drawings; written at a level appropriate to undergraduate students and to bird lovers in general, it discusses why birds look and act the way they do. Designed to supplement a basic ornithology textbook, Manual of Ornithology covers systematics and evolution, topography feathers and flight, the skeleton and musculature, and the digestive, circulatory, respiratory, excretory reproductive, sensory, and nervous systems of birds, as well as field techniques for watching and studying birds. Each chapter concludes with a list of key references for the topic covered, with a comprehensive bibliography at the end of the volume. The book will be a guide and reference for every level of bird study - a basic tool for investigation for anyone curious about