National Geographic bird coloration (Book, 2010) [Portland Community College Library]
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National Geographic bird coloration

Author: Geoffrey E Hill; National Geographic Society (U.S.)
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Seventeen short chapters with engaging narrative and lots of photos with information-packed captions illustrate the mechanisms by which birds produce the characteristic and sometimes brilliant coloration of their feathers and other body parts.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Geoffrey E Hill; National Geographic Society (U.S.)
ISBN: 9781426205712 1426205716
OCLC Number: 419799564
Description: 255 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: 1. Patterns of variation --
2. The visual world of birds --
3. Measuring color --
4. Pigmentary coloration --
5. Structural coloration --
6. The genetics of coloration --
7. Environmental influences --
8. Warming up & wearing down --
9. Revealing or concealing --
10. Statements of identity --
11. Choosing mates --
12. Color & confrontation --
13. Signaling strategy --
14. The evolution of color.
Other Titles: Bird coloration
Responsibility: Geoffrey E. Hill.

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