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Nests, Eggs, and Incubation : New Ideas About Avian Reproduction (Hardcover)

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Nests, Eggs, and Incubation brings together a global team of leading authorities to provide a comprehensive overview of the fascinating and diverse field of avian incubation. Starting with a new assessment of the evolution of avian reproductive biology in light of recent research, the book goes on to cover four broad areas: the nest, the egg, incubation, and the study of avian reproduction. New research on nest structures, egg traits, and life history is incorporated, whilst contemporary methodologies such as self-contained temperature probes and citizen science are also discussed. Applied chapters describe how biological knowledge can be applied to challenges such as conservation and climate change. The book concludes by suggesting priorities for future research.This book builds upon the foundations laid down by Charles Deeming's 2001 work Avian Incubation (now freely available for download), much of which remains relevant today. Read in conjunction with this previous volume, it provides an up to date and thorough review of egg biology, nest function, and incubation behaviour, which will be an essential resource for students of avian biology as well as professional and field ornithologists.
Number of Pages: 312.0
Genre: Science
Sub-Genre: Anatomy + Physiology, Life Sciences / Zoology / Ornithology
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr
Language: English
Street Date: October 13, 2015
TCIN: 50426977
UPC: 9780198718666
Item Number (DPCI): 248-07-9624

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