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Marine mammal biology : an evolutionary approach

Author: A Rus Hoelzel
Publisher: Oxford : Blackwell Science, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book provides a general introduction to the biology of marine mammals, and an overview of the adaptations that have permitted mammals to succeed in the marine environment. Each chapter, written  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: A Rus Hoelzel
ISBN: 0632052325 9780632052325
OCLC Number: 48835337
Description: x, 432 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Diversity and zoogeography / A.R. Martin and R.R. Reeves --
The evolution of marine mammals / J.E. Heyning and G.M. Lento --
Anatomy and physiology: the challenge of aquatic living / T.M. Williams and G.A.J. Worthy --
Neural morphology / I.I. Glezer --
Sensory systems / G. Dehnhardt --
Vocal anatomy, acoustic communication and echolocation / P.L. Tyack and E.H. Miller --
Patterns of movement / P.T. Stevick, B.J. McConnell and P.S. Hammond --
Feeding ecology / W.D. Bowen, A.J. Read and J.A. Estes --
Energetics: consequences for fitness / I.L. Boyd --
Life history and reproductive strategies / D.J. Boness, P.J. Clapham and S.L. Mesnick --
Population genetic structure / A.R. Hoelzel, S.D. Goldsworthy and R.C. Fleischer --
Ecology of group living and social behaviour / R.C. Connor --
Problem solving and memory / R.J. Schusterman and D. Kastak --
Conservation and management / R.R. Reeves and P.J.H. Reijnders.
Responsibility: edited by A. Rus Hoelzel.
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