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Mammalogy : adaptation, diversity, ecology

Author: George A Feldhamer
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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The Class Mammalia is diverse, ranging from whales to marsupials to bats to primates. This book presents a set of conservation and management issues. It includes treatments of the significant  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: George A Feldhamer
ISBN: 9780801886959 0801886953
OCLC Number: 124031907
Description: xiii, 643 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 29 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Introduction : 1. The study of mammals --
2. History of mammalogy --
3. Methods for studying mammals --
4. Evolution and dental characteristics --
5. Biogeography --
pt. 2. Structure and function : 6. Integument, support, and movement --
7. Modes of feeding --
8. Control systems and biological rhythms --
9. Environmental adaptations --
10. Reproduction --
pt. 3. Adaptive radiation and diversity : 11. Monotremes and marsupials --
12. Afrosoricida, Erinaceomorpha, Soricomorpha, Macroscelidea, Scandentia, and Dermoptera --
13. Chiroptera --
14. Primates --
15. Xenarthra, Pholidota, and Tubulidentata --
16. Carnivora --
17. Cetacea --
18. Rodentia and Lagomorpha --
19. Proboscidea, Hyracoidea, and Sirenia --
20. Perissodactyla and Artiodactyla --
pt. 4. Behavior and ecology : 21. Communication, aggression, and spatial relations --
22. Sexual selection, parental care, and mating systems --
23. Social behavior --
24. Dispersal, habitat selection, and migration --
25. Populations and life history --
26. Community ecology --
pt. 5. Special topics : 27. Parasites and diseases --
28. Domestication and domesticated mammals --
29. Conservation.
Responsibility: George A. Feldhamer [and others].
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