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Author Proctor, Noble S.

Title Manual of ornithology : avian structure & function / Noble S. Proctor, Patrick J. Lynch ; illustrated by Patrick J. Lynch ; foreword by Roger Tory Peterson
Published New Haven : Yale University Press, [1993]


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 W'PONDS  598.24078 Pro/Moo  AVAILABLE
Description xi, 340 pages : illustrations, maps ; 29 cm
Contents Systematics -- Topography -- Feathers -- Skeleton -- Musculature -- Digestive system -- Circulatory system -- Respiratory system -- Urogenital and endocrine systems -- Nervous system -- Field techniques
Summary Designed to supplement a basic ornithology textbook, Manual of Ornithology covers systematics and evolution, topography feathers and flight, the skeleton and musculature, and the digestive, circulatory, respiratory, excretory reproductive, sensory, and nervous systems of birds, as well as field techniques for watching and studying birds. Each chapter concludes with a list of key references for the topic covered, with a comprehensive bibliography at the end of the volume. The book will be a guide and reference for every level of bird study - a basic tool for investigation for anyone curious about the fascinating world of birds
This book - a visual guide to the structure and anatomy of birds - is one of the most heavily illustrated ornithology references ever written. A concise atlas of anatomy, it contains more than 200 specially prepared accurate and clear drawings that include material never illustrated before. The text is as informative as the drawings; written at a level appropriate to undergraduate students and to bird lovers in general, it discusses why birds look and act the way they do
Analysis Birds Anatomy
Birds Anatomy
Birds Anatomy
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: pages [318]-330
Subject Birds -- Anatomy -- Laboratory manuals.
Birds -- anatomy & histology.
Genre/Form Handbooks and manuals.
Author Lynch, Patrick J., 1953-
LC no. 92017066
ISBN 0300057466 (alk. paper)
0300076193 (paperback)