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Author Proctor, Noble S.

Title Manual of ornithology : avian structure and function / Noble S. Proctor and Patrick J. Lynch ; illustrated by Noble S. Proctor.

Publication Info. New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, 1998.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Rockford University Stacks - RKC-ILDS  QL697 .P76 1993    AVAILABLE
Description 352 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note Originally published: 1993.
Contents Systematics -- Topography -- Feathers -- Skeleton -- Musculature -- Digestive system -- Circulatory system -- Respiratory system -- Urogenital and endocrine systems -- Nervous system -- Field techniques.
Summary 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.
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.
Subject Birds -- Anatomy -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Added Author Lynch, Patrick J., 1953-
ISBN 0300076193

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