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Mammalogy : adaptation, diversity, ecology

Author: George A Feldhamer
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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The Class Mammalia is amazingly diverse, ranging from whales to marsupials to bats to primates. The more than 5,400 species occupy many habitats, with mammals present on all the continents. They are rare only on Antarctica and a few isolated islands. Mammals present a complex set of conservation and management issues. Some species have become more numerous with the rise of human populations, while others have been  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: George A Feldhamer
ISBN: 9780801886959 0801886953
OCLC Number: 124031907
Description: xiii, 643 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 29 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Introduction : 1. The study of mammals --
2. History of mammalogy --
3. Methods for studying mammals --
4. Evolution and dental characteristics --
5. Biogeography --
pt. 2. Structure and function : 6. Integument, support, and movement --
7. Modes of feeding --
8. Control systems and biological rhythms --
9. Environmental adaptations --
10. Reproduction --
pt. 3. Adaptive radiation and diversity : 11. Monotremes and marsupials --
12. Afrosoricida, Erinaceomorpha, Soricomorpha, Macroscelidea, Scandentia, and Dermoptera --
13. Chiroptera --
14. Primates --
15. Xenarthra, Pholidota, and Tubulidentata --
16. Carnivora --
17. Cetacea --
18. Rodentia and Lagomorpha --
19. Proboscidea, Hyracoidea, and Sirenia --
20. Perissodactyla and Artiodactyla --
pt. 4. Behavior and ecology : 21. Communication, aggression, and spatial relations --
22. Sexual selection, parental care, and mating systems --
23. Social behavior --
24. Dispersal, habitat selection, and migration --
25. Populations and life history --
26. Community ecology --
pt. 5. Special topics : 27. Parasites and diseases --
28. Domestication and domesticated mammals --
29. Conservation.
Responsibility: George A. Feldhamer [and others].
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The Class Mammalia is diverse, ranging from whales to marsupials to bats to primates. This book presents a set of conservation and management issues. It includes treatments of the significant  Read more...

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