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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
Title variation
10,000 birds
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
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
  • Birds
Cataloging source
UKMGB
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Birkhead, T. R
Dewey number
598.09
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QL672.7
LC item number
.B568 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Wimpenny, Jo
  • Montgomerie, Robert D.
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  • Ornithology
  • Ornithology
  • Ornithology
  • Ornithologists
  • Darwin, Charles
  • Birds
  • Evolution (Biology)
Label
Ten thousand birds : ornithology since Darwin, Tim Birkhead, Jo Wimpenny, Bob Montgomerie
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 467-496) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • 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
1542426
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xvii, 524 pages
Isbn
9780691151977
Lccn
2013939390
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1542426
  • (OCoLC)863172380
Label
Ten thousand birds : ornithology since Darwin, Tim Birkhead, Jo Wimpenny, Bob Montgomerie
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 467-496) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • 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
1542426
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xvii, 524 pages
Isbn
9780691151977
Lccn
2013939390
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1542426
  • (OCoLC)863172380

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