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Burtt, Edward H. Jr 1948-

Works: 11 works in 53 publications in 1 language and 2,623 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  History  Pictorial works  Illustrated works  Academic theses  Artist files 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: QL767, 591.5
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Most widely held works by Edward H Burtt
Alexander Wilson : the Scot who founded American ornithology by Edward H Burtt( )

16 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Audubon was not the father of American ornithology. That honorific belongs to Alexander Wilson, whose encyclopedic American Ornithology established a distinctive approach that emphasized the observation of live birds. In the first full-length study to reproduce all of Wilson's unpublished drawings for the nine-volume Ornithology, Edward Burtt and William Davis illustrate Wilson's pioneering and, today, underappreciated achievement as the first ornithologist to describe the birds of the North American wilderness
The Behavioral significance of color by Edward H Burtt( Book )

16 editions published between 1978 and 2018 in English and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Prior to publication the study of animal coloration was plagued by fanciful speculations, post hoc explanations and untestable hypotheses. This title, originally published in 1979, draws together widely scattered research into the coloration of animals; formulates predictive hypotheses to account for color; documents the accuracy of many of these hypotheses; and suggests directions for future research. The book grew out of a symposium, The Behavioral Significance of Color at the 1977 meeting of the Animal Behavior Society, and presents evidence concerning patterns of coloration and their influence on animal behaviour and interactionPhysical principles of radiation are discussed in Chapter 1, followed, in subsequent chapters, by an examination of the physiological functions of animal coloration (e.g. thermoregulation, hydroregulation, abrasion-resistance, extraretinal photoreception). Treatment of coloration that affects the animal's visibility to other animals opens with a masterful overview of theories of color vision and its occurrence throughout the animal kingdom. Chapter 6 explores the role of color vision and fruit color in the selection of food by wild primates with comments on the coevolution of fruiting trees and their primate customers. Dr Jack P. Hailman addresses the elusive concept of conspicuousness. He summarizes a strategy for calculating conspicuous coloration based on measurements in natural habitats. Experiments, naturalistic observations and anecdotes of optical communication are exceedingly numerous. Chapters 8 and 9 review these data and suggest general principles of inter- and intraspecific optical communication. Each chapter is enhanced by the critical evaluations of Drs. C. Richard Tracy and W.J. Hamilton III. In closing, the editor discusses coloration as it affects an animal's own vision (e.g., black eyelines to reduce glare). Most significantly the book emphasizes the need for a balanced, scientifically rigorous approach to the question of evolution of animal coloration. It is an important source for anyone contemplating or currently involved in research in this field of investigation."--Provided by publisher
An analysis of physical, physiological, and optical aspects of avian coloration with emphasis on wood-warblers by Edward H Burtt( Book )

8 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alexander Wilson : enlightened naturalist( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book examines the power of cross-disciplinary thinking. Alexander Wilson was a published poet, an accomplished musician, a skilled artist and an insightful observer. All these skills came together in his truly revolutionary text, American Ornithology, which is the founding document of American ornithology. The elegance of its writing, the novelty of its art, and the excellence of its science make Wilson's Ornithology worth consulting even today, two centuries after its publication
Alexander Wilson : The Scot Who Founded American Ornithology by Edward H Burtt( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The coloration of wood-warblers (Parulidae) by Edward H Burtt( Book )

3 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parent-chick individual recognition in barn and tree swallows by Edward H Burtt( )

2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction to 1990 AFO/WOS symposium : the amateur in ornithology by Edward H Burtt( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The coloration of Wood-warblers (Parulidae) by Edward H Burtt( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Historic and taxonomic implications of recently found artwork in arithmetic books of students of Alexander Wilson by Edward H Burtt( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Manual of field and laboratory exercises for ornithology( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Alternative Names
Burtt, Edward H. 1948-

Burtt, Edward H. Jr

Burtt Jr., Edward H.

Edward Burtt

Edward H. Burtt, Jr. Amerikaans ornitholoog (1948-2016)

Edward H. Burtt mlajši

Edward H. Burtt ornitólogo estadounidense

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