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

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The most perfect thing : inside (and outside) a bird's egg
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The most perfect thing
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inside (and outside) a bird's egg
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Tim Birkhead
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eng
Summary
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
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Title
The most perfect thing
Creator
Summary
A bird's egg is a nearly perfect survival capsule--an external womb--and one of natural selection’s most wonderful creations
Subject
Genre
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10484225
Cataloging source
TRACS
Dewey number
598.1468
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
QL675
LC item number
.B57 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Target audience
adult
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inside (and outside) a bird's egg
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inside (and outside) a bird's egg
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Tim Birkhead
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most perfect thing
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inside (and outside) a birds egg
The most perfect thing : inside (and outside) a bird's egg, Tim Birkhead
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The most perfect thing : inside (and outside) a bird's egg, Tim Birkhead
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"First published in Great Britain 2016"--Title-page verso
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-265) and index
Contents
Climmers and collectors -- Making shells -- The shape of eggs -- Colouring eggs : how? -- Colouring eggs : why? -- Much ado about albumen : the microbe war -- Yolk, ovaries and fertilisation -- Stupendious love : laying, incubation and hatching -- Epilogue : Lupton's legacy
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ocn933287017
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Dimensions
22 cm
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Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xvi, 288 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781632863690
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)

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