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Science  10 May 2002:
Vol. 296, Issue 5570, pp. 1033
DOI: 10.1126/science.1070777

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Evolutionary Ecology of Birds Life Histories, Mating Systems and Extinction. Peter M. Bennett and Ian P. F. Owens. Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2002. 292 pp. $85, £49.50. ISBN 0-19-851088-8. Paper, $45, £24.95. ISBN 0-19-851089-6.

The authors use phylogenetic comparative methods to explore the evolutionary and ecological foundations of the diversity exhibited in avian life histories, reproductive behavior, and risks of extinction.