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Essential Ornithology

Second Edition

Graham Scott

September 2020

ISBN: 9780198804758

176 pages
Paperback
246x189mm

In Stock

Price: £34.99

Essential Ornithology provides the reader with a concise but comprehensive introduction to the biology of birds, one of the most widely studied and commonly taught taxonomic groups.

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Essential Ornithology provides the reader with a concise but comprehensive introduction to the biology of birds, one of the most widely studied and commonly taught taxonomic groups.

  • Concise, accessible introduction to ornithology
  • Combines "classic" studies with the latest developments in the field
  • Emphasis on applied ornithology, with global case studies incorporated throughout

New to this edition

  • Provides new information from rapidly-developing fields including the avian fossil record, urban and agricultural ecology, responses to climate change, invasive species biology, technologies to track movement, avian disease, and the role of citizen scientists
  • Increased focus on North American ornithology

About the Author(s)

Graham Scott, Director, Teaching Excellence Academy, University of Hull, UK

Graham Scott is Director of the Teaching Excellence Academy at the University of Hull, UK. He was previously Interim Dean in the Faculty of Science and Engineering, and Head of the Department of Biological Sciences. He has a PhD in Ornithology from Edinburgh University, UK and is the editor of Ringing and Migration, a journal of the British Trust for Ornithology. He is an active and enthusiastic birder and bird ringer/bander.

Table of Contents

    1:Evolution of birds
    2:Feathers and flight
    3:Movement: migration and navigation
    4:Eggs, nests, and chicks
    5:Reproduction
    6:Foraging and avoiding predation
    7:Populations, communities, and conservation

Reviews

"This book is admirably direct and direct in conveying its points. While it uses the words and phrases of academic biology, its careful and caring tone makes it consistently readable. A textbook that students can read is an obvious virtue. A textbook that students can afford is another virtue, and this book is much less expensive than many textbooks." - Peter A. Bednekoff, ISBE Newsletter