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The Resource Bird sense : what it's like to be a bird, by Tim Birkhead

Bird sense : what it's like to be a bird, by Tim Birkhead

Label
Bird sense : what it's like to be a bird
Title
Bird sense
Title remainder
what it's like to be a bird
Statement of responsibility
by Tim Birkhead
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Looks at the adaptive significance of bird behavior. A lifetime spent in ornithological research and old-fashioned bird-watching has convinced the author that "we have consistently underestimated what goes on in a bird's head." He describes how using the latest available tools, neurobiologists have uncovered new aspects of bird perception--e.g., the fact that female birds that see in the ultraviolet range chose mates on the basis of characteristics we can't directly perceive such as plumage markings. Even more fascinating, Birkhead explains that some birds "tend to use their right eye for close-up activities like feeding and the left eye for more distant activities such as scanning for predators." Another unexpected discovery which he hopes may prove relevant to the treatment of neuro-degenerative brain disease in humans is the plasticity of the brains of birds that live in temperate regions
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Birkhead, T. R
Dewey number
598
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QL698
LC item number
.B57 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Birds
  • Birds
  • Birds
Label
Bird sense : what it's like to be a bird, by Tim Birkhead
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn759594271
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xxii, 265 pages
Isbn
9780802779663
Lccn
2011043684
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 1083205
  • (Sirsi) o759594271
  • (OCoLC)759594271
Label
Bird sense : what it's like to be a bird, by Tim Birkhead
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn759594271
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xxii, 265 pages
Isbn
9780802779663
Lccn
2011043684
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 1083205
  • (Sirsi) o759594271
  • (OCoLC)759594271

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