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Marine mammals : evolutionary biology

Author: Annalisa Berta; James L Sumich; Kit M Kovacs
Publisher: London, UK : Elsevier, Academic Press, [2015]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Third editionView all editions and formats
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Marine Mammals: Evolutionary Biology, Third Edition is a succinct, yet comprehensive text devoted to the systematics, evolution, morphology, ecology, physiology, and behavior of marine mammals. Earlier editions of this valuable work are considered required reading for all marine biologists concerned with marine mammals, and this text continues that tradition of excellence with updated citations and an expansion of  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Annalisa Berta; James L Sumich; Kit M Kovacs
ISBN: 9780123972576 0123972574
OCLC Number: 1031318773
Notes: Titre de l'écran-titre (visionné le 19 septembre 2017).
Description: 1 ressource en ligne (xi, 726 pages) : illustrations en partie en couleur, cartes en partie en couleur, fichiers HTML et PDF.
Contents: INTRODUCTION --
Phylogeny, Taxonomy, and Classification --
Pinniped Evolution and Systematics --
Cetacean Evolution and Systematics --
Sirenians and Other Marine Mammals: Evolution and Systematics --
Evolution and Geography --
Integumentary and Sensory Systems --
Musculoskeletal System and Locomotion --
Energetics --
Respiration and Diving Physiology --
Sound Production for Communication, Echolocation, and Prey Capture --
Diet, Foraging Structures, and Strategies --
Reproductive Structures, Strategies, and Patterns --
Population Structure and Dynamics --
Exploitation and Conservation.
Responsibility: Annalisa Berta, James L. Sumich, Kit M. Kovacs.

Abstract:

Marine Mammals: Evolutionary Biology, Third Edition is a succinct, yet comprehensive text devoted to the systematics, evolution, morphology, ecology, physiology, and behavior of marine mammals. Earlier editions of this valuable work are considered required reading for all marine biologists concerned with marine mammals, and this text continues that tradition of excellence with updated citations and an expansion of nearly every chapter that includes full color photographs and distribution maps.--[Source inconnue].

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