Sturkie's Avian Physiology

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Sturkie's Avian Physiology

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9780127476056: Sturkie's Avian Physiology

"Sturkie's Avian Physiology" is the classic comprehensive single volume on the physiology of domestic as well as wild birds. The "Fifth Edition" is thoroughly revised and updated, and includes new chapters on the physiology of incubation and growth. Chapters on the nervous system and sensory organs have been greatly expanded due to the many recent advances in the field. The text also covers the physiology of flight, reproduction in both male and female birds, and the immunophysiology of birds. The "Fifth Edition", like the earlier editions, is a must for anyone interested in comparative physiology, poultry science, veterinary medicine, and related fields. This volume establishes the standard for those who need the latest and best information on the physiology of birds. It includes features such as: thoroughly updated and revised; coverage of both domestic and wild birds; and new larger format. It is the only comprehensive, single volume devoted to birds.

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"...remains the primary reference for avian physiologists. ...I recommend this book to anyone with even a passing interest in avian physiology." -Jim Reynolds in IBIS (2000)

About the Author:

G. Causey Whittow is currently Professor of Physiology and Chairman of the Department of Physiology at the John A. Burns School of Medicine at the University of Hawaii in Honolulu. His scientific work on birds stems from a post-doctoral fellowship in Paul Sturkies laboratory at Rutgers University in 1960-61. He contributed to the Second, Third and Fourth Editions of Avian Physiology and has published over 80 scientific papers on birds. Whittows special interest is in seabirds. He is a Fellow of the Linnean Society of London and a Fellow of the Institute of Biology.

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