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The process of bird speciation, or how one bird species turns into another, has fascinated biologists and bird watchers ever since Charles Darwin put forth on The Origin of Species in 1859. In Speciation in Birds, Trevor Price, a University of Chicago professor and leading expert in the field, has written the most authoritative and modern synthesis on the topic. In clear and engaging prose and through beautiful illustrations, Price shows us why the field is as exciting and vibrant as ever. The book will appeal to scientists of all stripes and bird enthusiasts who care about the science behind their passion.

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Speciation in Birds is a tour de force on its topic?the origin of bird species. The book evaluates the roles of natural selection and sexual selection. It asks how speciation contributes to some of the great patterns in species diversity?such as the large number of species in the tropics, and the many endemic species on isolated islands. Throughout, the author emphasizes the integration of behavior, ecology, and genetics.

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In Speciation in Birds, Trevor Price, a University of Chicago professor and leading expert in the field, has written the most authoritative and modern synthesis on the subject to date. In clear and engaging prose and through beautiful illustrations, Price shows us why the field is as exciting and vibrant as ever. He evaluates the roles of natural selection and sexual selection. He asks how speciation contributes to some of the great patterns in species diversity such as the large number of species in the tropics, and the many endemic species on isolated islands. Throughout the book, Price emphasizes the integration of behavior, ecology, and genetics.

About the Author

Trevor Price has spent his professional career studying speciation in birds, working for his doctoral thesis on the famous adaptive radiation of Darwin’s finches in the Galapagos Islands. For the past 20 years he has been studying speciation and adaptive radiation in the Himalayas. He is Professor of Biology at the University of Chicago.

 

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2. Geography and Ecology

3. Geographical variation

4. Parapatric Speciation

5. Ecological speciation

6. Ecological controls and speciation on continents

7. Behavior and ecology

8. Geographical isolation and the causes of island endemism

9. Social Selection

10. Social selection and the evolution of song

11. Divergence in response to increased sexual selection

12. Social selection and ecology

13. Species recognition

14. Mate choice at the end of speciation

15. Hybrid zones

16. Genetic incompatibility

17. Conclusions

Product Details

ISBN:
9780974707785
Author:
Price, Trevor
Publisher:
Roberts & Company Publishers
Subject:
Birds
Subject:
Speciation
Subject:
Birds & Birdwatching - General
Subject:
Birds -- Speciation.
Subject:
Birdwatching Guides
Subject:
Nature Studies-Birds
Edition Description:
1st Edition
Publication Date:
20070731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
7.5 x 9.9 x 1.1 in 2.8 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Speciation in Birds is a tour de force on its topic?the origin of bird species. The book evaluates the roles of natural selection and sexual selection. It asks how speciation contributes to some of the great patterns in species diversity?such as the large number of species in the tropics, and the many endemic species on isolated islands. Throughout, the author emphasizes the integration of behavior, ecology, and genetics.
"Synopsis" by ,

In Speciation in Birds, Trevor Price, a University of Chicago professor and leading expert in the field, has written the most authoritative and modern synthesis on the subject to date. In clear and engaging prose and through beautiful illustrations, Price shows us why the field is as exciting and vibrant as ever. He evaluates the roles of natural selection and sexual selection. He asks how speciation contributes to some of the great patterns in species diversity such as the large number of species in the tropics, and the many endemic species on isolated islands. Throughout the book, Price emphasizes the integration of behavior, ecology, and genetics.

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