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The most perfect thing : inside (and outside) a bird's egg

Author: Tim Birkhead
Publisher: New York, NY, USA : Bloomsbury USA, 2016. ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First U.S. editionView all editions and formats
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Renowned ornithologist Tim Birkhead uses birds' eggs as wondrous portals into natural history, enlivened by the stories of naturalists and scientists, including Birkhead and his students, whose discoveries have advanced current scientific knowledge of reproduction.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tim Birkhead
ISBN: 9781632863690 1632863693
OCLC Number: 933287017
Notes: "First published in Great Britain 2016"--Title page verso.
Description: xvi, 288 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
Contents: Climmers and collectors --
Making shells --
The shape of eggs --
Colouring eggs : how? --
Colouring eggs : why? --
Much ado about albumen : the microbe war --
Yolk, ovaries and fertilisation --
Stupendious love : laying, incubation and hatching --
Epilogue : Lupton's legacy.
Responsibility: Tim Birkhead.

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Renowned ornithologist Tim Birkhead uses birds' eggs as wondrous portals into natural history, enlivened by the stories of naturalists and scientists, including Birkhead and his students, whose discoveries have advanced current scientific knowledge of reproduction.

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