Book of Birds: Introduction to Ornithology

by Faaborg, John, Illustrated by Claire Faaborg
Book of Birds: Introduction to Ornithology

Book of Birds: Introduction to Ornithology

by Faaborg, John, Illustrated by Claire Faaborg

Format: Hardcover

Release Date: 9/29/2020

Code: 15052

Condition: New

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In Book of Birds: Introduction to Ornithology, John Faaborg, renowned expert on avian ecology and conservation, brings a fresh and accessible sensibility to the study of ornithology. In this beautifully illustrated volume, Faaborg's approachable writing style will engage students and birders alike while introducing them to the study of the evolution, taxonomy, anatomy, physiology, diversity, and behavior of birds. With its unique focus on ecology, the text emphasizes birds' relationships with the environment and other species while showing the amazing diversity of avian life.

Faaborg pays special attention to the roles that competition, community structure, and reproductive behavior play in the astonishingly varied and interesting lives of birds seen around the world. He discusses variations in anatomy, morphology, and behavior; explains why such vast diversity exists; and explores the ways in which different birds can share the same spaces. Artist Claire Faaborg brings the science behind this diversity to life through her unique, hand-drawn artwork throughout the book.

Combining vibrant visuals and knowledgeable insights, Book of Birds offers readers a firm foundation in the field of ornithology and an invaluable resource for understanding birds from an ecological and evolutionary perspective.

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About the Author: John Faaborg is professor emeritus of biological sciences at the University of Missouri. He is the author of Saving Migrant Birds: Developing Strategies for the Future and resides in Columbia, Missouri. Claire Faaborg Is an artist specializing in drawing and scientific illustration based in Denver, Colorado.

ISBN: 9781623497767

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

Year of Publication: 2020

Page Count: 455

Shipping Weight: 4.10 lb