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The pinnipeds : seals, sea lions, and walruses

Author: Marianne Riedman
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Discusses the adaptation, evolution, classification, distribution, ecology, behavior, communication, and learning of seals, sea lions and walruses.

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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marianne Riedman
ISBN: 0520064976 9780520064973 0520064984 9780520064980
OCLC Number: 19511610
Description: xxiii, 439 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Adaptations for a marine existence --
Evolution, classification, and distribution of pinnipeds --
Ecology --
Predation on pinnipeds --
Diet and food resources --
Mating systems, breeding behavior, and social organization --
Reproduction and life history --
Maternal care and lactation strategies --
Communication, cognition, and learning --
Appendix: Some common names for various pinniped species.
Responsibility: Marianne Riedman.

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"[This] beautifully produced book is full of precise infomation about all the world's pinnipeds."--"Times Literary Supplement

 
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