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Author Birkhead, Tim, author

Title Ten thousand birds : ornithology since Darwin / Tim Birkhead, Jo Wimpenny, Bob Montgomerie
Edition [Enhanced Credo edition]
Published Boston, Massachusetts : Credo Reference, 2016
Princeton [New Jersey] : Princeton University Press, [2014]
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Description Electronic book
1 online resource (20 entries) : 203 images
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
Summary Ten Thousand Birds provides 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 467-496)
Notes Description based on title page of print version
Subject Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882 -- Influence.
Evolution (Biology)
Ornithology -- History -- 19th century.
Ornithology -- History -- 20th century.
Ornithology -- History -- 21st century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Montgomerie, Robert D. (Robert Dennis), author
Wimpenny, Jo, author
LC no. 2013939390
ISBN 178684074X
9781786840745 (electronic book)