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P. Berthold and E. Gwinnd Bird migration is an intriguing aspect of the living world - so much so that it has been investigated for as long, and as thoroughly, as almost any other natural phenomenon. Aristotle, who can count as the founder of scientific ornithology, paid very close attention to the migrations of the birds he ob­ served, but it was not until the reign of Friedrich II, in the first half of the 13th century, that reliable data began to be obtained. From then on, the data­ base grew rapidly. Systematic studies of bird migration were introduced when the Vogelwarte Rossitten was founded, as the first ornithological­ biological observation station in the world (see first chapter "In Memory of Vogelwarte Rossitten"). This area later received enormous impetus when ex­ perimental research on the subject was begun: the large-scale bird-ringing experiment initiated in Rossitten in 1903 by Johannes Thienemann (who was inspired by the pioneering studies of C. C. M. Mortensen), the experiments on photoperiodicity carried out by William Rowan in the 1920s in Canada and retention and release experiments performed by Thienemann in the 1930s in Rossitten, the first experimental study on the orientation of migratory birds. After the Second World War, migration research, while continuing in the previous areas, also expanded into new directions such as radar ornithology, ecophysiology and hormonal control mechanisms, studies of evolution, ge­ netics, telemetry and others.
By Peter Berthold (editor) and Edith Sonnenschein (editor)

Hardcover:

9783540434085 | Springer Verlag, September 1, 2003, cover price $379.00 | About this edition: P.

Paperback:

9783642077807 | Reprint edition (Springer Verlag, December 16, 2010), cover price $379.00

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Product Description: Climate change affects all living organisms; it has done so in the past and will do so in the future. However, current climate change is exceptional both in terms of the rate of change and the impact of multiple types of global change on individuals, populations, species, and ecosystems...read more

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9780199569748 | Oxford Univ Pr on Demand, November 5, 2010, cover price $135.00 | About this edition: Climate change affects all living organisms; it has done so in the past and will do so in the future.

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9780199569755 | Oxford Univ Pr, December 1, 2010, cover price $71.00 | About this edition: Climate change affects all living organisms; it has done so in the past and will do so in the future.

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Product Description: Ten years have passed since the first edition of this book. During that time the field of bird migration has experienced many advances which are reflected in this second edition. No other book exists to bring together the vast amount of information currently available on the subject of bird migration...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780198507864 | 2 sub edition (Oxford Univ Pr on Demand, September 27, 2001), cover price $170.00 | About this edition: Ten years have passed since the first edition of this book.
9780198546924 | Oxford Univ Pr, January 27, 1994, cover price $65.00 | About this edition: This study describes the science of bird migration.

Paperback:

9780198507871 | 2 edition (Oxford Univ Pr on Demand, September 27, 2001), cover price $105.00 | About this edition: Ten years have passed since the first edition of this book.
9780198546917 | Oxford Univ Pr, January 27, 1994, cover price $35.00 | also contains Surf!: In the Water with Wave Hunters | About this edition: This accessible introduction to the science of bird migration--the only such book currently available--details the incredible stamina and navigation skills exhibited by migrating birds, as well as the field's latest ideas, hypotheses, experimental results, and methods.

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