ORNITHOLOGY IN LABORATORY AND FIELD

Download Ornithology In Laboratory And Field ebook PDF or Read Online books in PDF, EPUB, and Mobi Format. Click Download or Read Online button to ORNITHOLOGY IN LABORATORY AND FIELD book pdf for free now.

Ornithology In Laboratory And Field

Author : Olin Sewall Pettingill
ISBN : 9781483263113
Genre : Nature
File Size : 84.92 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 432
Read : 662

Ornithology in Laboratory and Field is intended as an aid to ornithological study at the college or university level. Students who lack the background knowledge usually acquired during a course in general zoology or biology should keep it handy for ready reference a standard elementary text on the subject. This book contains extensive material for purely informational reading, possibly enough to supplant the need of an additional textbook. Its principal purpose still complies with the title of its predecessors for it is essentially a manual to guide and assist the student in direct observations. All twenty sections, except the last (""The Origin, Evolution, and Decrease of Birds""), suggest methods and provide instructions for studies; and all conclude with an extensive list of references, frequently annotated, for further information. The twenty sections of the book can be taken up in almost any order and some may be omitted without affecting the instructional value of the others. A feature of this new edition is an introduction to birds and ornithology, intended for reading at the beginning of a course. The purpose is twofold: to show the significance of birds for study and to give an overall preview of ornithology, the subject, with emphasis on its wide scope, how it is studied, and some of the continuing and exciting opportunities that it offers for investigation.
Category: Nature

Ornithology In Laboratory And Field

Author : Olin Sewall Pettingill, Jr.
ISBN : 9780323138925
Genre : Science
File Size : 76.97 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 149
Read : 662

This new edition of Ornithology in Laboratory and Field continues to offer up-to-date coverage of the important aspects of modern ornithology. Beginning with an overview of ornithology today, Pettingill explores such topics as external and internal anatomy, physiology, ecology, flight, behavior, migration, life histories, and populations.
Category: Science

A Field Guide To The Birds Of Brazil

Author : Ber van Perlo
ISBN : 019974565X
Genre : Nature
File Size : 56.94 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 519
Read : 186

Brazil's bird diversity is one of the richest in the world. And yet there has never been a comprehensive field guide to this splendid and elusive avifauna. Until now. The carefully vetted text and images are the first to cover the full range of bird life in this vast and varied country. The more than 1800 up-to-date accounts treat the Yellow-nosed Albatross to the Sombre Hummingbird, the Ash-throated Gnat-eater to the Black-bellied Whistling-Duck, Nighthawks and Jacamars to Motmots, Puffbirds, and Peppershrikes. They are all here--every species and many subspecies found in each region of Brazil--with special attention given to the 218 Brazilian endemics. The book is laid out so that the illustrations sit across from the commentary and the distribution maps, so it is easy to use. Also, the author uses short-hand notation throughout, to make the book compact and easy to carry when in the field. For each bird, the scientific, English, and Portuguese name are given as well as detailed information on measurement; identifying features; habitat; voice, song, and call. Distribution maps show the range for each species, also indicating seasonality and occurrence, essential for finding and identifying specific birds. From the equatorial North to the tropics, the introductory paragraphs set the stage in describing Brazil's varied biogeography, climate, geomorphology, and natural vegetation. A list of protected areas of Brazil, information on relevant national and international organizations, a bibliography and further references, and an English-Portuguese dictionary of frequently used terms enhance the user-friendly qualities. Anyone wishing to fully explore the fabulously varied bird life of Brazil will find this light-weight, easy-to-use, attractive guide an invaluable field companion.
Category: Nature

Birdology

Author : Monica Russo
ISBN : 9781613749524
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 45.58 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 223
Read : 1148

This generously illustrated, full-color book engages young nature enthusiasts in exploring the world of birds. Kids learn that birds can be seen almost anywhere: in city parks and streets, zoos, farms, and backyards. Using "Try This," "Look For," and "Listen For" prompts, Birdology promotes independent observation and analysis, writing and drawing skills, and nature literacy. Kids observe the diversity of shapes, colors, patterns, and behavior of birds; listen for their songs and the clap of wings; make a juice-box feeder; plant flowers that attract hummingbirds; start a birding journal and sketchbook; and much more. Other topics presented in clear, kid-friendly prose include migration, nesting, food, territories, and conservation and preservation. Extensive resources include a glossary, bird orders and scientific names, bird and wildlife organizations, and "Teacher Topics" to initiate classroom discussion and investigation. Monica Russo is the author and illustrator of several children's nature books including Chilly Creatures, Amazing Insects, Watching Nature, and Tree Almanac. She wrote the "Nature Notes" column for southern Maine's Sun Chronicle for many years. She is an experienced birdwatcher and a founding member of the Maine Entomological Society. Kevin Byron is a photographer who specializes in nature, wildlife, and ship images and whose work has appeared in many books, magazines, and newspapers including Watching Nature, BirdScope magazine, the New York Times, and the Kennebunk Post. They both live in Kennebunk, Maine.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Birds As Monitors Of Environmental Change

Author : R.W. Furness
ISBN : 9789401513227
Genre : Science
File Size : 54.17 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 373
Read : 1187

Birds as Monitors of Environmental Change looks at how bird populations are affected by pollutants, water quality, and other physical changes and how this scientific knowledge can help in predicting the effects of pollutants and other physical changes in the environment.
Category: Science

Perspectives In Ornithology

Author : Alan H. Brush
ISBN : 0521248574
Genre : Science
File Size : 54.83 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 305
Read : 402

Collects together a series of essays and commentaries by leading authorities about active areas of research on the biology of birds.
Category: Science

Ornithology Laboratory Notebook For Recording Observations Made In The Field And Studies Made In The Laboratory On The Birds Of North America

Author : Arthur A. Allen
ISBN : 9781447410850
Genre : Nature
File Size : 55.20 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 455
Read : 423

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
Category: Nature