Faculty Book: Mark Hauber

Mark E. Hauber

The Book of Eggs: A Life-Size Guide to the Eggs of Six Hundred of the World’s Bird Species
(University of Chicago Press, 2014)
This striking book, edited by John Bates and Barbara Becker, introduces readers to six hundred intriguing eggs, from the pea-sized progeny of the smallest of hummingbirds to the eggs of the largest living bird, the ostrich, which can weigh up to five pounds. Organized by habitat and taxonomy, the entries include newly commissioned photographs that reproduce each egg in full color and at actual size, as well as distribution maps and drawings and descriptions of the birds and their nests where the eggs are kept warm. Each entry is accompanied by a brief text that includes evolutionary explanations for the wide variety of colors and patterns, from camouflage designed to protect against predation, to thermoregulatory adaptations, to adjustments for the circumstances of a particular habitat or season. Mark Hauber (Prof., Hunter) serves on the doctoral faculty in biology and psychology.

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Submitted on: JUN 24, 2014

Category: Biology | Faculty Books | Psychology