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Marine mammals : evolutionary biology

Author: Annalisa Berta; James L Sumich; Kit M Kovacs
Publisher: London ; San Diego, CA : Elsevier/Academic Press, [2015] ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Third editionView all editions and formats

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Annalisa Berta; James L Sumich; Kit M Kovacs
ISBN: 0123970024 9780123970022
OCLC Number: 905932843
Description: xi, 726 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: Part I: EVOLUTIONARY HISTORY Phylogeny, Taxonomy and Classification Pinniped Evolution and Systematics Cetacean Evolution and Systematics Sirenians and Other Marine Mammals: Evolution and Systematics Evolution and Geography Part II: EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY, ECOLOGY AND BEHAVIOR Integumentary, Sensory and Urinary Systems Musculoskeletal System and Locomotion Energetics Respiration, diving and breathhold physiology Sound production for communication, echolocation and prey Diet, Foraging Structures, and Strategies Reproductive Structures, Strategies and Patterns Population Structure and Dynamics Part III: Exploitation, Conservation, and Management Exploitation, Conservation, and Management Appendix: Classification of Marine Mammals For families of marine mammals: diagnosis, definition, distribution, fossil history, content (species level)
Responsibility: Annalisa Berta, Department of Biology, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, USA; James L. Sumich, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, USA; Kit M. Kovacs, Norwegian Polar Institute, FRAM Center, Tromsø, Norway; University Centre on Svalbard (UNIS), Svalbard, Norway.


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"All scientists and students who study marine mammals should read it...the book contains a wealth of information.- Frank E. Fish, Department of Biology, West Chester University in ANIMAL BIOLOGY"...a Read more...

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