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Chapter 1. Avian Postnatal Development
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
Chapter 2. The Ontogeny of Avian Behavior
II. Behavior of Embryos: Prehatching Behavior
III. Behavior at Hatching
IV. Posthatching Behavior
V. Concluding Remarks
Chapter 3. Avian Ecological Energetics
II. Energetics of Some Prominent Activities and Events in the Avian Life Cycle
III. Total Energy Expenditure of Free-Living Birds
IV. Concluding Comments
Chapter 4. Hormonal Correlates of Behavior
II. The Classical Approach
III. Attempts toward a Synthesis
IV. Measuring Hormones and Their Fate
V. Brain Mechanisms
Chapter 5. The Biology of Avian Parasites: Helminths
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
Chapter 6. Bursa of Fabricius
II. Morphology of the Bursa
III. Origin of Bursal Lymphocytes
IV. Bursal Microenvironment
V. Bursal Kinetics
VI. The Bursa's Influence on Other Organs
VII. Regulation of Immunoglobulin Synthesis
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.
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- © Academic Press 1983
- 28th August 1983
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University of Washington, Seattle, U.S.A.
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.
Washington State University, Pullman, U.S.A.
Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.