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Marine mammals : evolutionary biology

Author: Annalisa Berta; James L Sumich; Kit M Kovacs
Publisher: London [u.a.] Elsevier AP 2015
Edition/Format:   Computer file : 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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Additional Physical Format: Erscheint auch als:
Berta, Annalisa.
Marine mammals
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(DE-604)BV042804297
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Annalisa Berta; James L Sumich; Kit M Kovacs
ISBN: 9780123970022 0123970024 9780123972576 0123972574
OCLC Number: 970006912
Accession No: (DE-604)BV043537841
Description: 1 Online-Ressource (XI, 726 Seiten) : Illustrationen.
Contents: Part I: EVOLUTIONARY HISTORY Phylogeny, Taxonomy and Classification Pinniped Evolution and Systematics Cetacean Evolution and Systematics Sirenians and Other Marine Mammals: Evolution and Systematics Evolution and Geography Part II: EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY, ECOLOGY AND BEHAVIOR Integumentary, Sensory and Urinary Systems Musculoskeletal System and Locomotion Energetics Respiration, diving and breathhold physiology Sound production for communication, echolocation and prey Diet, Foraging Structures, and Strategies Reproductive Structures, Strategies and Patterns Population Structure and Dynamics Part III: Exploitation, Conservation, and Management Exploitation, Conservation, and Management Appendix: Classification of Marine Mammals For families of marine mammals: diagnosis, definition, distribution, fossil history, content (species level)
Responsibility: Annalisa Berta (Department of Biology, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, USA), James L. Sumich (Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, USA), Kit M. Kovacs (Norwegian Polar Institute, FRAM Center, Tromsø, Norway; University Centre on Svalbard (UNIS), Svalbard, Norway).

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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 nearly every chapter that includes full color photographs and distribution maps.

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