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The Resource Beaks, bones, and bird songs : how the struggle for survival has shaped birds and their behavior, Roger J. Lederer

Beaks, bones, and bird songs : how the struggle for survival has shaped birds and their behavior, Roger J. Lederer

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Beaks, bones, and bird songs : how the struggle for survival has shaped birds and their behavior
Title
Beaks, bones, and bird songs
Title remainder
how the struggle for survival has shaped birds and their behavior
Statement of responsibility
Roger J. Lederer
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"When we see a bird flying from branch to branch happily chirping, it is easy to imagine they lead a simple life of freedom, flight, and feathers. What we don't see is the arduous, life-threatening challenges they face at every moment. Beaks, Bones, and Bird Songs guides the reader through the myriad, and often almost miraculous, things that birds do every day to merely stay alive. Like the goldfinch, which manages extreme weather changes by doubling the density of its plumage in winter. Or urban birds, which navigate traffic through a keen understanding of posted speed limits. In engaging and accessible prose, Roger Lederer shares how and why birds use their sensory abilities to see ultraviolet, find food without seeing it, fly thousands of miles without stopping, change their songs in noisy cities, navigate by smell, and much more."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lederer, Roger J
Dewey number
598
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QL677.3
LC item number
.L43 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Birds
  • Birds
  • Birds
  • Birds
Label
Beaks, bones, and bird songs : how the struggle for survival has shaped birds and their behavior, Roger J. Lederer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-261) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / by Scott Weidensaul -- Introduction : It's tough to be a bird -- Birds, beaks, and bellies : the whys and wherefores of foraging -- Can you see UV? : how birds employ their sensory abilities -- Ups and downs : the animals that conquered the air -- Travel hither and yon : migration and navigation in an endless sky -- Weather survival strategies : enduring heat, cold, wind, and rain -- Bird communities : how birds live together -- Human influences : what we do to birds
Control code
ocn913610254
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
280 pages
Isbn
9781604696486
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015045261
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
12519021
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781604696486
  • (OCoLC)913610254
Label
Beaks, bones, and bird songs : how the struggle for survival has shaped birds and their behavior, Roger J. Lederer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-261) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / by Scott Weidensaul -- Introduction : It's tough to be a bird -- Birds, beaks, and bellies : the whys and wherefores of foraging -- Can you see UV? : how birds employ their sensory abilities -- Ups and downs : the animals that conquered the air -- Travel hither and yon : migration and navigation in an endless sky -- Weather survival strategies : enduring heat, cold, wind, and rain -- Bird communities : how birds live together -- Human influences : what we do to birds
Control code
ocn913610254
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
280 pages
Isbn
9781604696486
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015045261
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
12519021
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781604696486
  • (OCoLC)913610254

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