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The most perfect thing : inside (and outside) a bird's egg / Tim Birkhead.

Birkhead, Tim, (author.).

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  • 8 of 8 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781632863690
  • ISBN: 1632863693
  • Physical Description: xvi, 288 pages, 8 unnumbered plates : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First U.S. edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury, 2016.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages [245]-265) and index.
Summary, etc.: 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.
Subject: Birds > Eggs.
Birds > Embryology.
Birds > Reproduction.
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Preface ix
1 Climmers and Collectors
1(20)
2 Making Shells
21(28)
3 The Shape of Eggs
49(28)
4 Colouring Eggs -- How?
77(18)
5 Colouring Eggs -- Why?
95(26)
6 Much Ado About Albumen: The Microbe War
121(26)
7 Yolk, Ovaries and Fertilisation
147(31)
8 Stupendious Love: Laying, Incubation and Hatching
178(27)
9 Epilogue: Lupton's Legacy
205(16)
Notes 221(24)
Bibliography 245(21)
Glossary 266(4)
Bird Species Mentioned in the Text 270(5)
Acknowledgements 275(3)
A Note on the Plate Section 278(1)
Index 279


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