The Pocket Book of Bird Anatomy

This excellent RSPB guide to bird anatomy looks at the avian body, system by system, how it evolved, and how it functions.

The Pocket Book of Bird Anatomy

What is a bird? To answer that, we must understand how birds are different from all other living things and how they fit into the diversity of life on Earth. This excellent RSPB guide to bird anatomy looks at the avian body, system by system, how it evolved, and how it functions. Chapters explore traits that are unique to birds, including their remarkable one-way breathing cycle, their trimmed-down skeleton, how feathers permit flight, provide weather-proofing and add beauty, and the avian bill – a lightweight replacement for both teeth and food-handling forelimbs. Each chapter tackles a particular body system and includes detailed anatomical illustrations, from cells and organs to skeletons and muscles, to show how birds' anatomical adaptations enable all their physical feats and fascinating behaviour. Feature spreads offer more in-depth analysis on topics like birdsong, temperature control, ornamentation, unusual diets, social behaviour, nocturnal adaptations, mutation and natural selection. Featuring more than 300 diagrams and colour photos, this fascinating new book also looks at the human impact on the avian world and reveals how behaviour and anatomy work together to produce these vibrant living beings that delight and inspire us so much.

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The Pocket Book of Bird Anatomy

What is a bird? To answer that, we must understand how birds are different from all other living things and how they fit into the diversity of life on Earth. This excellent RSPB guide to bird anatomy looks at the avian body, system by system, how it evolved, and how it functions. Chapters explore traits that are unique to birds, including their remarkable one-way breathing cycle, their trimmed-down skeleton, how feathers permit flight, provide weather-proofing and add beauty, and the avian bill – a lightweight replacement for both teeth and food-handling forelimbs. Each chapter tackles a particular body system and includes detailed anatomical illustrations, from cells and organs to skeletons and muscles, to show how birds' anatomical adaptations enable all their physical feats and fascinating behaviour. Feature spreads offer more in-depth analysis on topics like birdsong, temperature control, ornamentation, unusual diets, social behaviour, nocturnal adaptations, mutation and natural selection. Featuring more than 300 diagrams and colour photos, this fascinating new book also looks at the human impact on the avian world and reveals how behaviour and anatomy work together to produce these vibrant living beings that delight and inspire us so much.

The RSPB Pocket Book of Insect Anatomy

This beautiful new guide is illustrated throughout with stunning photographs, anatomical art and line diagrams that reveal the beauty and menace of everyday life in the insect world.

The RSPB Pocket Book of Insect Anatomy

Insects live alongside us in great profusion - sometimes even in intimate proximity. Their importance to the ecosystems of our world, and to our own survival, cannot be overstated. But it can be challenging to relate to them as fellow living beings when their bodies' structure and function are so dramatically different from our own. This excellent RSPB guide to insect anatomy aims to demystify the way that insects live, from the fine detail of their internal processes to the way they co-exist with all other forms of life. Insects exhibit dizzying diversity across their millions of species. Among them are mighty hunters, voracious plant defoliators, deep divers, high-fliers, master builders and devoted parents. Within the vast nests of honey-bees, ants and termites, we see them come together to form a huge, complex, multifaceted living machine. All this variation and potential has come about through evolved modification of a simple but perfectly elegant body plan. Each chapter of this book tackles a particular body system or aspect of insect biology, from respiration to digestion, movement to metamorphosis. Using a step-by-step approach, the book breaks down structures and processes and explores the myriad ways these are expressed in different insect groups. Separate pages delve into particular aspects of insect biology and ecology, such as how their colours are formed and the biology behind their remarkable migratory behaviour. Featuring numerous diagrams and more than 200 colour photos, this user-friendly guide is perfect for anyone interested in learning more about these extraordinary animals that - in terms of numbers, if not size - dominate our planet today.

The Publisher

HOW I DRAW BIRDS ROLAND GREEN A PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR THE BIRD - WATCHER One of the most eminent of British bird artists describes his technique , simply but adequately , from a simple outline of bird anatomy to the refinements of ...

The Publisher


Scientific and Technical Books in Print

BIRDSANATOMY Baker-Cohen, K. F. Comparative Enzyme Histochemical Observations on Submammalian Brains, 2 pts, in 1. Brodal, A., et al, eds. Incl. Pt. 1. Striatal Structures in Reptiles & Birds; Pt. 2. Basal Structures of the Brainstem ...

Scientific and Technical Books in Print


Finding List of the Library

Elements of comparative anatomy of vertebrates . 1886 .... 591 W1 WILDER and GAGE . Anatomical technology . 1886 .... 591 W2 Willcox . Pocket guide to the common land birds of New England . 1895 . 598 W Wilson and BONAPARTE .

Finding List of the Library


The Pocket Book of Story Poems

Do take that bird down , Or you'll soon be the laughing - stock all over town ! " And the barber kept on shaving . ... Tis against all bird - laws . Anatomy teaches , Ornithology preaches , An owl has a 256 JEST AND YOUTHFUL JOLLITY.

The Pocket Book of Story Poems


The Boy s Own Annual

Get the " Pocket - book of British Birds , " price 2s . 6d . , of Adlard & The language of each bird is given . ... To answer your query would involve an explanation as to the anatomy of various birds , too lengthy to be here given .

The Boy s Own Annual


Hummingbirds

Also includes information on their anatomy, diet, vocalizations, hummingbird mimics, and how to attract them to your yard. This guide is an indispensable source of portable information and ideal for field use by nature lovers of all ages.

Hummingbirds

The jewels of the bird world, hummingbirds are one of America's most popular bird species. This beautifully illustrated guide highlights the males and females of 20 U.S. and Canadian species, their distribution maps, and a few exotics from Mexico and Central America. Also includes information on their anatomy, diet, vocalizations, hummingbird mimics, and how to attract them to your yard. This guide is an indispensable source of portable information and ideal for field use by nature lovers of all ages. Made in the USA.

Forthcoming Books

-Berlitz Pocket Guide : Greek Islands , rev . ed . Nov. 1995 . pap . ... ( Early Bird Nature Bks . ) . ( Illus . ) . ( J ) . Nov. ... Berquist , Thomas H. Pocket Atlas of MRI Body Anatomy . 2nd ed . LC 95-17885 . Aug.

Forthcoming Books


The Ohio Educational Monthly

It contains a full classificahilates distance , and brings the tion of the entire North American bird up to your eyes . ... of the birds . The difficulty in focussing the binocular advantage of such a book is that the desired object .

The Ohio Educational Monthly


American Book Publishing Record

598 Aves ( Birds ) names BIRD , David Michael , 598 The bird almanac : the ultimate guide to essential facts and figures of ... GRIMMETT , Richard , 1960598'.0954 Pocket guide to the birds of the Indian subcontinent / Richard Grimmett ...

American Book Publishing Record


Naming the Birds at a Glance

Introduction a What is the justification for a new kind of bird guide ? Perhaps the following will answer this question . In the spring of 1958 the senior author , while on an Audubon bird hike near Tucson , Arizona , was confronted ...

Naming the Birds at a Glance

Guide to bird identification which offers an instant key to bird patterns and tone characteristics

Four to Fourteen

Four to Fourteen


The Torch and Colonial Book Circular

A Pocket Guide to the Nature and Treatment of Common Affec- tions of the Eye . ... ( N.Y. ) Gay & Bird , 10/6 Jones ( T. W. ) Report on the State of the Blood , and the Blood Vessels in Inflammation . Baillière , sd .

The Torch and Colonial Book Circular


Torch and Colonial Book Circular

A Pocket Guide to the Nature and Treatment of Common Affections of the Eye . ... ( N.Y. ) Gay En Bird , 10/6 Jones ( T. W. ) Report on the State of the Blood , and the Blood Vessels in ... A Text Book on Anatomy , Physiology , & c .

Torch and Colonial Book Circular


The Birder s Catalog

Item # 944 , ABA Sales Price $ 24.95 ( List Price $ 29.95 ) FIER CODE Birds of the Beagle Channel and Cape Hom Enrique Couve and Claudio Vidal - Ojeda Fantastico Sur ; published 2000 ; 265 pages ; paper in a small pocket guide provides ...

The Birder s Catalog


Anatomy of the Budgerigar

On a more technical level is the recent pocketsized Outlines of Avian Anatomy by King and McLelland.96 The nomenclature in this handy book is up - to - date , the explanations are clear and technical and the illustrations are simple but ...

Anatomy of the Budgerigar


The Pillars of the House Or Under Wode Under Rode

A TEXT - BOOK OF PA- THOLOGICAL ANATOMY AND PATHOGENESIS . Translated and Edited by ... FIELD POCKET - Book for thE AUXILIARY FORCES . 16mo . Is . 6d . ... THE MALAY ARCHIPELAGO : The Land of the Orang Utang and the Bird of Paradise .

The Pillars of the House  Or  Under Wode  Under Rode


Collected Works of Charles Kingsley

A TEXT - BOOK OF PA THOLOGICAL ANATOMY AND PATHOGENESIS . Translated and Edited by ... FIELD POCKET - BOOK FOR THE AUXILIARY FORCES . 16mo . Is . 6d . ... THE MALAY ARCHIPELAGO : The Land of the Orang Utang and the Bird of Paradise .

Collected Works of Charles Kingsley