Avian Biology, Volume 7

1st Edition

Editors: Donald Farner James King Kenneth Parkes
Hardcover ISBN: 9780122494079
eBook ISBN: 9780323140027
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th August 1983
Page Count: 542
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Table of Contents


Contributors


General Preface


Preface to Volume VII


Note on Taxonomy


Cotents of Other Volume


Chapter 1. Avian Postnatal Development


I. Introduction


II. General Patterns of Development


III. Developmental Change


IV. Energetic and Nutritional Aspects of Growth


V. Mathematical Description of Growth


VI. Genetics of Growth


VII. Susceptibility of Growth to Environmental Factors


VIII. Intraspecific Variation in Postnatal Growth


IX. Variation among Species


References


Chapter 2. The Ontogeny of Avian Behavior


I. Introduction


II. Behavior of Embryos: Prehatching Behavior


III. Behavior at Hatching


IV. Posthatching Behavior


V. Concluding Remarks


References


Chapter 3. Avian Ecological Energetics


I. Introduction


II. Energetics of Some Prominent Activities and Events in the Avian Life Cycle


III. Total Energy Expenditure of Free-Living Birds


IV. Concluding Comments


References


Chapter 4. Hormonal Correlates of Behavior


I. Introduction


II. The Classical Approach


III. Attempts toward a Synthesis


IV. Measuring Hormones and Their Fate


V. Brain Mechanisms


VI. Conclusions


References


Chapter 5. The Biology of Avian Parasites: Helminths


I. Introduction


II. Characteristics of Helminths


III. Occurrence of Helminths in Birds


IV. Specificity of Helminths


V. Acquisition of Helminths by Birds


VI. Localization of Helminths in the Avian Host


VII. Pathogenicity of Helminths in Birds


References


Chapter 6. Bursa of


Description

Written by international experts from many disciplines, this multi-volume treatise is a comprehensive survey of the established data and principles of avian biology. The volumes thoroughly review knowledge of the 8600 living species of birds-knowledge resulting from advances in instrumentation and technology and improved transportation facilities that permit more detailed, far-ranging field studies than ever before. The emphasis is on the significance of avian biological research to such areas of biology as ethology, ecology, population biology, evolutionary biology, and physiological ecology.


Details

No. of pages:
542
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 1983
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780323140027
Hardcover ISBN:
9780122494079

About the Editors

Donald Farner Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Washington, Seattle, U.S.A.

James King Editor

James King received a first class degree in Economics from Cambridge University in 1967 and joined the Bank of England. After eight years working on regional economic and industrial development for governments and private consultancies in the UK and Canada, in 1978 Mr King joined Commodities Research Unit Ltd, London as Research director for steel and aluminium. Since 1980 he has been an independent consultant, specializing in the economic and commercial aspects of the aluminium and steel industries.

Affiliations and Expertise

Washington State University, Pullman, U.S.A.

Kenneth Parkes Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.