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Marine mammals : evolutionary biology

Author: Annalisa Berta; James L Sumich; Kit M Kovacs
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Boston ; London : Elsevier/Academic Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd ed
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"Marine Mammals has succeeded yet again in creating a superior synthesis of marine mammal readings in this second edition! This book is a succinct yet comprehensive text devoted to the systematics, evolution, morphology, ecology, physiology, and behavior of marine mammals."--BOOK JACKET.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Annalisa Berta; James L Sumich; Kit M Kovacs
ISBN: 0120885522 9780120885527
OCLC Number: 156782652
Notes: Previous edition: 1999.
Description: x, 547 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Systematics and classification --
3. Pinniped evolution and systematics --
4. Cetacean evolution and systematics --
5. Sirenians and other marine mammals : evolution and systematics --
6. Evolutionary biogeography --
7. Integumentary and sensory systems --
8. Musculoskeletal system and locomotion --
9. Energetics --
10. Respiration and diving physiology --
11. Sound production for communication, echolocation, and prey capture --
12. Diet, foraging structures, and strategies --
13. Reproductive structures, strategies, and patterns --
14. Population structure and dynamics --
15. Exploitation and conservation --
App. Classification of marine mammals.
Responsibility: Annalisa Berta, James L. Sumich, Kit M. Kovacs ; with illustrations by Pieter Arend Folkens, Peter J. Adam.

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Provides the systematics, evolution, morphology, ecology, physiology, and behavior of marine mammals. This work offers a phylogenetic framework that integrates phylogeny with behavior and ecology.  Read more...

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