Detailed report on a topic that has already attracted much popular interest.
Provides fascinating reading for physicists, biologists and general readers alike.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG
Number of pages: 158
Weight: 266 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 9 mm
Edition: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2005
From the reviews:
"Mindlin and Laje's new book, which is largely ... dedicated to acoustic phonetics in birds is thus a welcome addition to the existing literature, and helps fill a large void. The book is written as a tutorial-like guide that can be used without any special background in physics. ... I found the book very stimulating and a pleasure to read. ... There is no doubt that this book is a must for those involved in birdsong research ... . I recommended it strongly." (Gabriel J. L. Beckers, Animal Behaviour, Vol. 71 (4), 2006)
"Studies of birdsong have enhanced our understanding of many natural phenomena, from brain function and learning mechanisms, to the evolution of language and speciation. ... Although most of the physics and neurophysiology described can be found scattered through various other publications, it is extremely useful to find all the information in one volume. ... The Physics of Birdsong is likely to remain essential reading for professional birdsong scientists for many years to come." (Nathalie Seddon, IBIS, Vol. 149, 2007)
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