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The Resource Ten Thousand Birds : Ornithology since Darwin, Tim Birkhead, Jo Wimpenny, Bob Montgomerie

Ten Thousand Birds : Ornithology since Darwin, Tim Birkhead, Jo Wimpenny, Bob Montgomerie

Label
Ten Thousand Birds : Ornithology since Darwin
Title
Ten Thousand Birds
Title remainder
Ornithology since Darwin
Statement of responsibility
Tim Birkhead, Jo Wimpenny, Bob Montgomerie
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A thoroughly engaging and authoritative history of modern ornithology, tracing how the study of birds has been shaped by a succession of visionary and often-controversial personalities, and by the unique social and scientific contexts in which these extraordinary individuals worked. This beautifully illustrated book opens in the middle of the nineteenth century when ornithology was a museum-based discipline focused almost exclusively on the anatomy, taxonomy, and classification of dead birds. It describes how in the early 1900s pioneering individuals such as Erwin Stresemann, Ernst Mayr, and Julian Huxley recognized the importance of studying live birds in the field, and how this shift thrust ornithology into the mainstream of the biological sciences. The book tells the stories of eccentrics like Colonel Richard Meinertzhagen, a pathological liar who stole specimens from museums and quite likely murdered his wife, and describes the breathtaking insights and discoveries of ambitious and influential figures such as David Lack, Niko Tinbergen, Robert MacArthur, and others who through their studies of birds transformed entire fields of biology
Cataloging source
EBLCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Birkhead, Tim
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Wimpenny, Jo
  • Montgomerie, Robert D.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Darwin, Charles
  • Darwin, Charles
  • Ornithology
  • Ornithology
  • Ornithology
  • Ornithologists
  • Birds
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • NATURE
  • NATURE
  • SCIENCE
  • SCIENCE
  • Birds
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Ornithologists
  • Ornithology
Label
Ten Thousand Birds : Ornithology since Darwin, Tim Birkhead, Jo Wimpenny, Bob Montgomerie
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Yesterday's birds -- The origin and diversification of species -- Birds on the tree of life -- Ebb and flow -- Ecological adaptations for breeding -- Form and function -- The study of instinct -- Behavior as adaptation -- Selection in relation to sex -- Population studies of birds -- Tomorrow's birds -- Afterword -- Appendix 1. Some histories of ornithology -- Appendix 2. Five hundred ornithologists
Control code
ocn870592174
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 524 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691151977
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.1515/9781400848836
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt4db46p
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)870592174
Label
Ten Thousand Birds : Ornithology since Darwin, Tim Birkhead, Jo Wimpenny, Bob Montgomerie
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Yesterday's birds -- The origin and diversification of species -- Birds on the tree of life -- Ebb and flow -- Ecological adaptations for breeding -- Form and function -- The study of instinct -- Behavior as adaptation -- Selection in relation to sex -- Population studies of birds -- Tomorrow's birds -- Afterword -- Appendix 1. Some histories of ornithology -- Appendix 2. Five hundred ornithologists
Control code
ocn870592174
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 524 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691151977
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.1515/9781400848836
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt4db46p
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)870592174

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