Handbook of Bird Biology *US HARDCOVER* 3rd Ed. (Cornell Lab of Ornithology) by John W. Fitzpatrick - {9781118291054} {1118291050}

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The Handbook of Bird Biology, 3rd Edition, emerges as an essential companion for everyone from curious birdwatchers to dedicated ornithology students. Authored by renowned experts from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, this comprehensive resource unlocks the diverse and fascinating world of birds.

Key Features:

  • Unparalleled Breadth: Explores every aspect of avian life, encompassing diversity, behavior, ecology, evolution, physiology, and conservation.
  • Global Perspective: Utilizes examples from birds across the globe, offering a broad understanding of avian life in all its richness.
  • Cutting-Edge Knowledge: Integrates the latest scientific discoveries, ensuring readers have access to up-to-date information.
  • Expert Insights: Authored by a team from the world-leading Cornell Lab of Ornithology, guaranteeing the book's authority and reliability.
  • Engaging Presentation: Clear and engaging writing style makes the content accessible to readers of all levels.
  • Visual Splendor: Over 800 full-color images bring the text to life, enhancing understanding and appreciation.

Content Highlights:

  • Biodiversity Unveiled: Delve into the incredible variety of birds, from the minuscule hummingbird to the towering ostrich. Discover the unique characteristics of different bird families.
  • Evolutionary Journey: Trace the fascinating story of bird evolution, from their dinosaur ancestors to their current diversity. Explore the factors influencing their evolution and the challenges they face today.
  • Anatomy and Physiology Demystified: Understand how birds are perfectly adapted for flight, feeding, and other essential functions through detailed explanations of their anatomy and physiology.
  • Behavioral Intrigue: Discover the captivating world of bird behavior, delving into communication, foraging, reproduction, and migration strategies.
  • Conservation Imperative: Explore the current threats to birds and learn about conservation efforts to protect these remarkable creatures.

Ideal for:

  • Birdwatchers of all levels
  • Ornithology students
  • Ecologists
  • Conservationists
  • Resource managers working with birds

By offering a comprehensive, up-to-date, and engaging exploration of avian life, The Handbook of Bird Biology, 3rd Edition, empowers readers to deepen their understanding, appreciation, and commitment to the conservation of these magnificent creatures.