Nests, Eggs, and Incubation: New ideas about avian reproduction (Hardback)
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Nests, Eggs, and Incubation: New ideas about avian reproduction (Hardback)

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Hardback 312 Pages / Published: 13/08/2015
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Nests, Eggs, and Incubation brings together a global team of leading authorities to provide a comprehensive overview of the fascinating and diverse field of avian reproduction. Starting with a new assessment of the evolution of avian reproductive biology in light of recent research, the book goes on to cover four broad areas: the nest, the egg, incubation, and the study of avian reproduction. New research on nest structures, egg traits, and life history is incorporated, whilst contemporary methodologies such as self-contained temperature probes and citizen science are also discussed. Applied chapters describe how biological knowledge can be applied to challenges such as urbanisation and climate change. The book concludes by suggesting priorities for future research. This book builds upon the foundations laid down by Charles Deeming's 2002 work Avian Incubation (available for readers of this book to access online for free), much of which remains relevant today. Read in conjunction with this previous volume, it provides an up-to-date and thorough review of egg biology, nest function, and incubation behaviour, which will be an essential resource for students of avian biology, as well as both professional and amateur ornithologists working in the field of avian reproduction.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198718666
Number of pages: 312
Weight: 796 g
Dimensions: 254 x 189 x 22 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
This book does an excellent job of incorporating new advances in the field of avian incubation, yet it is far more than simply an update of Deemings previous publication [...] chapters within will make valuable reading for natural historians, behavioral ecologists, vertebrate physiologists, and evolutionary biologists, regardless of their mtaxonomic interests. For nonornithologists, perhaps largely for those focused on vertebrates, this volume contains the necessary introduction to the evolution and physiology of avian incubation that will allow all readers to make useful comparisons with, and gain valuable insight into, their own areas of interest. * Harold F. Greeney, The Quarterly Review of Biology *
Nests, Eggs, and Incubation is well-written and does an outstanding job of providing a comprehensive synthesis of avian reproduction and nesting biology. By comprehensively assessing a wide range of topics on avian nesting biology and thoroughly incorporating recent research ... the book provides a major contribution to avian biology, and is suitable for biologists and researchers. * J. Matthew Carroll, The Journal of Wildlife Management *
This is an excellent volume that I highly recommend for both professionals and amateurs ... an edited volume can provide the synthesis and integration to move a field forward by summarizing hypotheses and framing future work. This book, with only a few exceptions, accomplishes all of these tasks and will fill an excellent niche into the future. * Daneil R. Ardia, The Auk *
[A] perfect introduction to the subject for hobbyists, professionals and academics. * Jack Cohen, The Biologist *
Overall, Nests, Eggs, and Incubation is well-written and does an outstanding job of providing a comprehensive synthesis of avian reproduction and nesting biology ... In conclusion, the book provides a major contribution to avian biology, and is suitable for biologists and researchers. * J. Matthew Carroll, Journal of Wildlife Management *
Make no mistake, this book is aimed at ornithologists, birds being its entire focus, and is certainly essential for anyone studying avian reproduction. That being said, chapters within will make valuable reading for natural historians, behavioral ecologists, vertebrate physiologists, and evolutionary biologists, regardless of their taxonomic interests. * Harold F. Greeney, NEW BIOLOGICAL BOOKS *
This book constitutes the most complete existing compendium about some of the most important and interesting aspects about bird reproduction ... These studies not only contribute to a better knowledge of our winged friends but they can help to identify problems in conservation and in some cases to solve them. * Ardeola *
... A very readable book and I would recommend it to anybody interested in birds or parental care ... whether you are a professional or an amateur, you will enjoy reading it and appreciate the amount of information that you can find in it. * Beata Matysiokova, Journal of Field Ornithology *
All in all, this was a joy to read, very nicely produced by OUP, and well worth the investment as it is absolutely bulging with new facts and ideas. It will certainly stimulate a whole lot of new studies which must surely be the definition of a great book! * Humphrey Crick, BTO *
For all ornithologists working on bird breeding biology this book is a required reading. As a comprehensive synthesis of the existing knowledge it may help to find some gaps and areas worth exploring, thus it will certainly stimulate further research in this quickly developing field. * Acta Ornithologica *

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