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Whales, whaling, and ocean ecosystems

Author: J A Estes
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2006.
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This unprecedented volume presents a sweeping picture of what we know about the natural history, biology, and ecology of whales in the broad context of the dynamics of ocean ecosystems. Innovative and comprehensive, the volume encompasses multiple points of view to consider the total ecological impact of industrial whaling on the world's oceans. Combining empirical research, ecological theory and modeling, and  Read more...
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Whales, whaling, and ocean ecosystems.
Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2006
(DLC) 2006013240
(OCoLC)67405599
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: J A Estes
ISBN: 9781429456395 1429456396 1433701324 9781433701320 0520933206 9780520933200
OCLC Number: 173484998
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 402 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS; LIST OF TABLES; LIST OF FIGURES; 1. Introduction; Background; 2. Whales, Interaction Webs, and Zero-Sum Ecology; 3. Lessons from Land; 4. When Ecological Pyramids Were Upside Down; 5. Pelagic Ecosystem Response to a Century of Commercial Fishing and Whaling; 6. Evidence for Bottom-Up Control of Upper-Trophic-Level Marine Populations; Whales and Whaling; 7. Evolutionary Patterns in Cetaceous Fishing Up Prey Size through Deep Time; 8. A Taxonomy of World Whaling Operations and Eras; 9. The History of Whales Read from DNA.
Responsibility: edited by James A. Estes [and others].

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Presents a picture of what we know about the natural history, biology, and ecology of whales in the broad context of the dynamics of ocean ecosystems. This title encompasses multiple points of view  Read more...

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"A must read for anyone interested in the ecology of whales, this timely and creative volume is sure to stimulate new research for years to come." - Annalisa Berta, San Diego State University"

 
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