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The Resource The life of David Lack : father of evolutionary ecology, Ted R. Anderson

The life of David Lack : father of evolutionary ecology, Ted R. Anderson

Label
The life of David Lack : father of evolutionary ecology
Title
The life of David Lack
Title remainder
father of evolutionary ecology
Statement of responsibility
Ted R. Anderson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Most people who have taken a biology course in the past 50 years are familiar with the work of David Lack, but few remember his name. Almost all general biology texts produced during that period have a figure showing the beak size differences among the finches of the Galapagos Islands from Lack's 1947 classic, Darwin's Finches. Lack's pioneering conclusions in Darwin's Finches mark the beginning of a new scientific discipline, evolutionary ecology. Tim Birkhead, in his acclaimed book, The Wisdom of Birds, calls Lack the 'hero of modern ornithology.' Who was this influential, yet relatively unknown man? The Life of David Lack, Father of Evolutionary Ecology provides an answer to that question based on Ted Anderson's personal interviews with colleagues, family members and former students as well as material in the extensive Lack Archive at Oxford University"--
  • "This book examines the life of scientist David Lack"--
Assigning source
  • Provided by publisher
  • Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Anderson, Ted R
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
QL31.L27
LC item number
A53 2013
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lack, David
  • Lack, David
  • Lack, David
  • Lack, David
  • Ornithologists
  • Biologists
  • Birds
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Ecology
  • Ornithologues
  • Oiseaux
  • Evolutionstheorie
  • Vögel
  • Biologists
  • Birds
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Ornithologists
  • Great Britain
Label
The life of David Lack : father of evolutionary ecology, Ted R. Anderson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-242) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The birds of Cambridgeshire -- 2. The life of the robin -- 3. Darwin's finches -- 4. Robin redbreast -- 5. The natural regulation of animal numbers -- 6. Swifts in a tower -- 7. Evolutionary theory and Christian belief -- 8. Enjoying ornithology -- 9. Population studies of birds -- 10. Ecological adaptations for breeding in birds -- 11. Ecological isolation in birds -- 12. Evolution illustrated by waterfowl -- 13. Island biology
Control code
830836408
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 246 pages
Isbn
9780199922642
Lccn
2012046180
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)830836408
Label
The life of David Lack : father of evolutionary ecology, Ted R. Anderson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-242) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The birds of Cambridgeshire -- 2. The life of the robin -- 3. Darwin's finches -- 4. Robin redbreast -- 5. The natural regulation of animal numbers -- 6. Swifts in a tower -- 7. Evolutionary theory and Christian belief -- 8. Enjoying ornithology -- 9. Population studies of birds -- 10. Ecological adaptations for breeding in birds -- 11. Ecological isolation in birds -- 12. Evolution illustrated by waterfowl -- 13. Island biology
Control code
830836408
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 246 pages
Isbn
9780199922642
Lccn
2012046180
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)830836408

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