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Marine mammals of the world : a comprehensive guide to their identification

Author: Thomas A Jefferson; Marc A Webber; Robert L Pitman; Brett Jarrett
Publisher: Amsterdam ; London : Academic, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A guide to identify marine mammals alive in nature (at sea or on the beach), dead specimens 'in hand', and also to identify marine mammals based on features of the skull. It provides detailed  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Field guides
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas A Jefferson; Marc A Webber; Robert L Pitman; Brett Jarrett
ISBN: 9780123838537 0123838533
OCLC Number: 191241240
Description: xii, 573 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Basic marine mammal biology --
Taxonomic groupings above the species level --
Cetacean species accounts --
Pinniped species accounts --
Sirenian and other species accounts --
Extinct species accounts --
Dichotomous identification keys --
Summaries of characters for similar species --
Glossary of technical terms --
References --
Index, common names --
Index, scientific names.
Responsibility: Thomas A. Jefferson, Marc A. Webber, Robert L. Pitman ; illustrations by Brett Jarett ; photo consultant, Todd Pusser ; map illustrations, Pete Gehring.

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