Book Details

BIRD COLORATION VOL - 2: FUNCTION AND EVOLUTION


By HILL, GEOFFREY E. (Author), MCGRAW, KEVIN J. (Author)
mediamatics

Price : $114.00  
ISBN : 9780674021761  
Dimension : 6.4 x 1.3 x 9.2 inch    Page : 528
Year of Publication : 2006    Edition : 1
Publisher : HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS
Subject : BIOLOGY




mediamatics

mediamatics

Description :

In this companion volume to Bird Coloration: Volume 1, Mechanisms and Measurements, Geoffrey E. Hill and Kevin J. McGraw have assembled some of the world's leading experts in the function and evolution of bird coloration to contribute to a long-overdue synthesis of a burgeoning field of inquiry. In Volume 2, the authors turn from the problem of how birds see and produce color and how researchers measure it, to what is the function of the colorful displays of birds and what are the factors that shape the evolution of color signals.


The contributors to this volume begin by examining the function of coloration in a variety of contexts from mate choice, to social signaling, to individual recognition, synthesizing a vast amount of recent findings by researchers around the world. The volume and the series conclude with chapters that consider coloration from an explicitly evolutionary perspective, examining selective pressures that have led to the evolution of colors and patterns on body and plumage. These functional and evolutionary studies build from research on mechanisms of production and controls of expression, covered in the previous volume, bringing the study of color full circle.


This sumptuously illustrated book will be essential reading for biologists studying animal coloration, but it will also be treasured by anyone curious about why birds are colorful and how they got that way.



Geoffrey E. Hill is Alumni Professor of Biological Sciences, Auburn University.

Kevin J. McGraw is Assistant Professor of Life Sciences, Arizona State University.

Content :

  • Preface
  • Natural Selection and Coloration: Protection, Concealment, Advertisement, or Deception
  • Intraspecific Variation in Coloration
  • Color Displays as Intrasexual Signals of Aggression and Dominance
  • Female Mate Choice for Ornamental Coloration
  • Function and Evolution of Color in Young Birds
  • Benefits to Females of Assessing Color Displays
  • Female Coloration: Review of Functional and Nonfunctional Hyptheses
  • Colorful Phenotypes of Colorless Genotypes: Toward a New Evolutionary Synthesis of Color Displays
  • Ecological Explanations for Interspecific Variablity in Coloration
  • Adding Color to the Past: Ancestral-State Reconstruction of Coloration
  • em>Acknowledgments
  • Contributors
  • Species Index
  • Subject Index
Related Books :
DARWIN AND DESIGN: DOES EVOLUTION HAVE A PURPOSE? (HB)
By RUSE, MICHAEL
mediamatics  Price:$ 29.95
 
THE EVOLUTION OF CHILDHOOD: RELATIONSHIPS, EMOTION, MIND
By KONNER, MELVIN
mediamatics  Price:$ 39.95
 
mediamatic
DYNAMICS AND EVOLUTION OF GALACTIC NUCLEI (Princeton Series in Astrophysics)
By MERRITT, DAVID
mediamatics  Price:$ 75.00
 
EVOLUTION IN FOUR DIMENSIONS, REVISED EDITION
By 
mediamatics  Price:$ 29.95
 
mediamatic
THE EVOLVING WORLD: EVOLUTION IN EVERYDAY LIFE (HC)
By MINDELL, DAVID P.
mediamatics  Price:$ 24.95
 
THE EVOLVING WORLD: EVOLUTION IN EVERYDAY LIFE (SC)
By MINDELL, DAVID P.
mediamatics  Price:$ 20.00
 
mediamatic
NEW ECOLOGY OF LEADERSHIP: BUSINESS MASTERY IN A CHAOTIC WORLD
By HURST
mediamatics  Price:$ 29.95
 
A Global Ethic: The Leadership Challenge
By HITT, WILLIAM D.
mediamatics  Price:$ 20.00
 
mediamatic
DNA: A GRAPHIC GUIDE TO THE MOLECULE THAT SHOOK THE WORLD
By ROSENFIELD, ISRAEL
mediamatics  Price:$ 19.95
 
THE NATURE OF VALUE: HOW TO INVEST IN THE ADAPTIVE ECONOMY
By GOGERTY, NICK
mediamatics  Price:$ 29.95
 
mediamatic
No other Books by the same author

Popular Picks on the Month


REPORTING THE UNIVERSE
By DOCTOROW
 
Price : $22.95
ISBN : 9780674004610
Publisher : HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS
Subject :  CULTURE STUDIES

DNA: A GRAPHIC GUIDE TO THE MOLECULE THAT SHOOK THE WORLD
By ROSENFIELD, ISRAEL, ZIFF, EDWARD, LOON, BORIN VAN VAN
 
Price : $19.95
ISBN : 9780231142717
Publisher : COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY PRESS
Subject :  BIOLOGY

EMBEDDED LIBRARIANSHIP: What Every Academic Librarian Should Know
By DAUGHERTY, ALICE L., RUSSO, MICHAEL F.
 
Price : $65.00
ISBN : 9781610694131
Publisher : ABC-CLIO INC.
Subject :  MANAGEMENT
  
ADVERTISING AND VIOLENCE: CONCEPTS AND PERSPECTIVES
By RIFON, NORA J., ROYNE, MARLA B., CARLSON, LES
 
Price : $44.95
ISBN : 9780765642691
Publisher : M.E. SHARPE, INC.
Subject :  ADVERTISING

BALANCING ON A PLANET : THE FUTURE OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE
By CLEVELAND, DAVID A.
 
Price : $34.95
ISBN : 9780520277427
Publisher : UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA PRESS
Subject :  AGRICULTURE

DARWIN AND DESIGN: DOES EVOLUTION HAVE A PURPOSE? (HB)
By RUSE, MICHAEL
 
Price : $29.95
ISBN : 9780674010239
Publisher : HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS
Subject :  BIOLOGY
  
CROWDED AIRWAVES
By THIBODEAU
 
Price : ï¿½16.95
ISBN : 9780815784555
Publisher : BROOKINGS INSTITUTION PRESS
Subject :  ADVERTISING