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The Resource Bird song : biological themes and variations, C.K. Catchpole, P.J.B. Slater

Bird song : biological themes and variations, C.K. Catchpole, P.J.B. Slater

Label
Bird song : biological themes and variations
Title
Bird song
Title remainder
biological themes and variations
Statement of responsibility
C.K. Catchpole, P.J.B. Slater
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Bird song is one of the most remarkable and impressive sounds in the natural world, and has inspired not only students of natural history, but also great writers, poets and composers. Extensively updated from the first edition, the main thrust of this book is to suggest that the two main functions of song are attracting a mate and defending territory. It shows how this evolutionary pressure has led to the amazing variety and complexity we see in the songs of different species throughout the world. Writing primarily for students and researchers in animal behaviour, the authors review over 1000 scientific papers and reveal how scientists are beginning to unravel and understand how and why birds communicate with the elaborate vocalisations we call song. Highly illustrated throughout and written in straightforward language, Bird Song also holds appeal for amateur ornithologists with some knowledge of biology."--Jacket
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Catchpole, Clive
Dewey number
598.259
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QL698.5
LC item number
.C38 2008eb
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
QL698.5
NAL item number
.C38 2008
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1942-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Slater, P. J. B.
  • Mann, Nigel
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Birdsongs
  • Birds
  • Birds
  • Vocalization, Animal
  • SCIENCE
  • NATURE
  • NATURE
  • Birds
  • Birds
  • Birdsongs
Label
Bird song : biological themes and variations, C.K. Catchpole, P.J.B. Slater
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Previous edition: 1995
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The study of bird song -- Production and perception -- How song develops -- Getting the message across -- When do birds sing? -- Recognition and territorial defence -- Sexual selection and female choice -- Themes and variations -- Variation in time and space
Control code
236162005
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
1 online resource (1 electronic resource (xi, 335 pages))
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511407857
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9786611716929
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
ae9cbd3d-ae87-43dd-b557-79042b54e85e
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)236162005
Label
Bird song : biological themes and variations, C.K. Catchpole, P.J.B. Slater
Publication
Note
Previous edition: 1995
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The study of bird song -- Production and perception -- How song develops -- Getting the message across -- When do birds sing? -- Recognition and territorial defence -- Sexual selection and female choice -- Themes and variations -- Variation in time and space
Control code
236162005
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
1 online resource (1 electronic resource (xi, 335 pages))
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511407857
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9786611716929
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
ae9cbd3d-ae87-43dd-b557-79042b54e85e
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)236162005

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