Franklin

The ascent of birds : how modern science is revealing their story / John Reilly.

Author/Creator:
Reilly, John, 1952- author.
Publication:
Exeter, UK : Pelagic Publishing, [2018]
Format/Description:
Book
xxiii, 340 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 25 cm
Subjects:
Birds -- Evolution.
Birds -- Speciation.
Birds -- Dispersal.
Evolution (Biology)
Contents:
Timeline
Geological ages
Prologue : Evolution of an idea
Part one. The non-passerines. The tinamou's story : death of a paradigm
The vegavis's story : the cradle of modern birds
The waterfowl's story : refugia, high living and sex
The hoatzin's story : an improbable voyage
The penguin's story : phenotype and environment
The storm petrel's story : sympatry versus allopatry
The albatross's story : the species problem
The godwit's story : quantum compasses
The buzzard's story : accidental speciation
The owl's story : nightlife
The oilbird's story : evolutionary distinctiveness
The hummingbird's story : a route of evanescence
The parrot's story : vicariance and dispersal
Part two. The passerines. The New Zealand wren's story : a novel foot
The manakin's story : why so many suboscines?
The sapayoa's story : odd one out
The scrubbird's story : where song began
The bowerbird's story : extended phenotypes
The crow's story : cognitive skills
The bird-of-paradise's story : sexual selection
The starling's story : structural colours
The thrush's story : sweepstake dispersals
The sparrow's story : hybridisation and speciation
The zebra finch's story : evolution of birdsong
The white-eye's story : supertramps and great speciators
The crossbill's story : adaptive radiation and coevolution
The tanager's story : a final flourish
Postscript : the sixth extinction.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 278-312) and index.
ISBN:
9781784271695
1784271691
9781784271701
9781784271718
OCLC:
1013594714
Publisher Number:
99977552552
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