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Sturkie's Avian Physiology


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O. Gunturkun, Sensory Physiology: Vision. R. Necker, Avian Ear and Hearing. J.R. Mason, Chemical Senses. R. Necker, Somato-Sensory System. R. Necker, Functional Anatomy of the Spinal Cord. J.L. Dubbeldam, Motor Control System. W.J. Kuenzel, Autonomic Nervous System. A.L. Harvey and I.G. Marshall, Muscle. D.R. Jones and N.H. West, Cardiovascular System. F.L. Powell and G.S. Mitchell, Respiration. D.L. Goldstein and E. Skadhauge, Body Fluid Regulation, Renal Physiology; Acid-Base Ballance. D.M. Denbow, Gastro-Intestinal Physiology. C.R. Blem, Energy Balance. W.R. Dawson and G.C. Whittow, Thermoregulation. P.J. Butler, Physiology of Flight. C.G. Scanes, Introduction to Endocrinology; Pituitary Gland. F.M.A. McNabb, Thyroids. C.G. Dacke, Parathyroid, Vitamin D and Calcitonin Hormones. S. Harvey and R. Carsia, Adrenals. R.L. Hazelwood, Pancreas. E. Gwinner and M. Hau, Pineal Gland; Circadian Rhythm, Photoperiodism. A.L. Johnson, Reproduction in the Female Bird. D.P. Froman and J. Kirby, Reproduction in the Male Bird. H. Tazawa and G.C. Whittow, Incubation Physiology. Cogburn, Physiology of Growth and Development. B. Glick, Immunophysiology. Subject Index.

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Key Features * Thoroughly updated and revised * Coverage of both domestic and wild birds * New larger format * Only comprehensive, single volume devoted to birds

About the Author

G. Causey Whittow is currently Professor of Physiology and Chairman of the Department of Physiology at the John A. Burns School of Medicine at the University of Hawaii in Honolulu. His scientific work on birds stems from a post-doctoral fellowship in Paul Sturkies laboratory at Rutgers University in 1960-61. He contributed to the Second, Third and Fourth Editions of Avian Physiology and has published over 80 scientific papers on birds. Whittows special interest is in seabirds. He is a Fellow of the Linnean Society of London and a Fellow of the Institute of Biology.


"...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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