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Marine mammals : evolutionary biology

Author: Annalisa Berta; James L Sumich; Kit M Kovacs
Publisher: Boston ; London : Elsevier/Academic Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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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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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Berta, Annalisa.
Marine mammals.
Boston ; London : Elsevier/Academic Press, ©2006
(OCoLC)861767375
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Annalisa Berta; James L Sumich; Kit M Kovacs
ISBN: 0120885522 9780120885527 012369499X 9780123694997
OCLC Number: 61217418
Notes: Previous edition: 1999.
Description: x, 547 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: Systematics and classification --
Pinniped evolution and systematics --
Cetacean evolution and systematics --
Sirenian and other marine mammals : evolution and systematics --
Evolutionary biogeography --
Integumentary and sensory systems --
Musculoskeletal system and locomotion --
Energetics --
Respiration and diving physiology --
Sound production for communication, echolocation, and prey capture --
Diet, foraging structures, and strategies --
Reproductive structures, strategies, and patterns --
Population structure and dynamics --
exploitation and conservation --
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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"...successfully highlights the current state of knowledge on the diverse assemblage of mammals that utilise the marine environment. These authors have combined their expertise to produce a Read more...

 
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