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Author Mindlin, G. B. (Gabriel B.)

Title The physics of birdsong / Gabriel B. Mindlin, Rodrigo Laje
Published Berlin : Springer, [2005]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 157 pages) : illustrations
Series Biological and medical physics, biomedical engineering, 1618-7210
Biological and medical physics, biomedical engineering. 1618-7210
Contents Elements of the description -- Sources and filters -- Anatomy of the vocal organ -- The sources of sound in birdsong -- The instructions for the syrinx -- Complex oscillations -- Synthesizing birdsong -- From the syrinx to the brain -- Complex rhythms
Summary "This book deals with the physical mechanisms at work in the production of birdsong, the acoustic effects that the avian vocal organ is capable of generating, and the nature of the neural instructions needed to drive it. The book provides fascinating reading for physicists, biologists and general readers alike."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 151-157)
Notes Print version record
In Springer e-books
Subject Birds -- Vocalization.
Vocalization, Animal.
Form Electronic book
Author Laje, Rodrigo.
LC no. 2005926242
ISBN 9783540282495
3540253998 (cloth)
9783540253990 (cloth)