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Developments of the Avian Embryo

A Behavioural and Physiological Study

Editors: Freeman (Ed.)

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In this book we have described the major events of embryonic development and considered the underlying mechanisms which result in the production of a viable hatchling. We have, as the subtitle of the book indicates, con­ centrated on behavioural and physiological topics: it is not our purpose to consider the early embryology of the bird - which is adequately covered by other texts - but we have included morphogenetic information where appropriate. The form of the book was dictated by a belief that interest in this aspect of development is not confined to embryologists, biochemists and physiolo­ gists. Therefore after describing the conditions in which the egg normally develops we have considered first the whole embryo: what it is like at different stages, what it does, how it gets from one position to another within the shell and how, later, it comes to interact with the wider environ­ ment of the nest. Only after this have we considered the development of the nervous and sensory mechanisms on which this transformation depends and on the problem of the level of behavioural maturity with which the chick emerges from the egg. With the main lines of development described we have, in the second part of the book, turned to a detailed consideration of the physiology of development: ranging from what may be conveniently described as the 'life-support' systems - gaseous exchange, provision of energy, etc. - to the of hormones in avian development.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)
  • Incubation Requirements

    Pages 3-19

    Freeman, B. M. (et al.)

  • General Development, Postural Changes, Activity and Relationship between the Embryo and Other Structures within the Shell

    Pages 20-37

    Freeman, B. M. (et al.)

  • Vocalization and Communication in the Natural Situation

    Pages 38-42

    Freeman, B. M. (et al.)

  • Effects of External Stimulation on Embryonic Activity, Rate of Development and Time of Hatching

    Pages 43-61

    Freeman, B. M. (et al.)

  • The Nervous System

    Pages 62-83

    Freeman, B. M. (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Developments of the Avian Embryo
Book Subtitle
A Behavioural and Physiological Study
Editors
  • Freeman
Copyright
1974
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
B. M. Freeman and Margaret A. Vince
eBook ISBN
978-94-009-5710-7
DOI
10.1007/978-94-009-5710-7
Softcover ISBN
978-94-009-5712-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 362
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