Sturkie's Avian Physiology, Fifth Edition is the classic comprehensive single volume on the physiology of both domestic and wild birds. Thoroughly revised and updated, the book now includes chapters on the physiology of incubation and growth. The chapters on the nervous system and sensory organs have been greatly expanded incorporating many recent advances. Also included are chapters on the physiology of flight, reproduction in both male and female birds, and the immunophysiology of birds. This latest edition, like the earlier editions, is a must for anyone interested in comparative physiology, poultry science, veterinary medicine, and related fields. Once again, this volume establishes the standard for those who need the latest and best information on the physiology of birds.
• Compact and comprehensive
• Coverage of both domestic and wild birds
• Special chapter on flight
• Unique chapters on incubation physiology and the physiology of growth
This fifth edition text follows 14 years after the previous edition and includes contributions from 35 authors from the United States, Canada, and Europe. "The purpose is to update a comprehensive, single volume book on the physiology of birds. This book is necessary since information is assimilated in a single, comprehensive unit. The editor's objectives are met. "This is primarily intended for avian practitioners and avian scientists. The text is formatted for persons in avian research or those utilizing avian models. However, avian practitioners should find it a valuable resource for general avian information. Selected topics are ideal as reference material in formal veterinary or general biology classes. The editor and contributors are credible authorities in avian physiology. "Special mention is deserved for the first seven chapters, in which the nervous system and special senses are covered in a comprehensive, highly structured fashion. A systematic approach of other organs follows, and avian flight, incubation, growth and development, and some new and/or improved topics unavailable in the 1986 edition are included. There are a few black-and-white photographs, with the majority of pictorials represented by cartoons, graphs, and tables. The text is well organized, with a user-friendly table of contents, index, and current references. "In this updated, inclusive text general and specific details of both domestic and wild birds are presented. There are basic, no frills pictures, but this is nonetheless an attractive book with an affordable price tag. Readers are certain to benefit from the experience and expertise obtained over the course of five editions.