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Sturkie's avian physiology.

Author: G Causey Whittow
Publisher: San Diego : Academic Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 5th ed.View all editions and formats
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"Sturkie's Avian Physiology (Fifth Edition) is the classic comprehensive single volume on the physiology of both domestic and wild birds. Thoroughly revised and updated, the book now includes new chapters on the physiology of incubation and growth. This latest edition, like the earlier editions, is a must for anyone interested in comparative physiology, poultry science, veterinary medicine, and related  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: G Causey Whittow
ISBN: 0127476059 9780127476056
OCLC Number: 43947653
Notes: Revised edition of: Avian physiology / edited by P.D. Sturkie. 4th ed. c1986.
Description: xiii, 685 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: 1. Sensory Physiology: Vision / Onur Gunturkun --
2. The Avian Ear and Hearing / Reinhold Necker --
3. The Chemical Senses in Birds / J. Russell Mason and Larry Clark --
4. The Somatosensory System / Reinhold Necker --
5. Functional Organization of the Spinal Cor ̃/ Reinhold Necker --
6. Motor Control System / Jacob L. Dubbeldam --
7. The Autonomic Nervous System of Avian Species / Wayne J. Kuenzel --
8. Skeletal Muscle / A.L. Harvey and I.G. Marshall --
9. The Cardiovascular System / Frank M. Smith, Nigel H. West and David R. Jones --
10. Respiration / F.L. Powell --
11. Renal and Extrarenal Regulation of Body Fluid Composition / David L. Goldstein and Erik Skadhauge --
12. Gastrointestinal Anatomy and Physiology / D. Michael Denbow --
13. Energy Balance / Charles R. Blem --
14. Regulation of Body Temperature / W.R. Dawson and G.C. Whittow --
15. Flight / P.J. Butler and C.M. Bishop.
Other Titles: Avian physiology
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Devoted the physiology of domestic as well as wild birds. This work includes chapters on the physiology of incubation and growth, and also the nervous system and sensory organs. It also covers the  Read more...

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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

 
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