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Marine Mammals (3rd Ed.) Evolutionary Biology

Langue : Anglais

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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.



  • Comprehensive, up-to-date coverage of the biology of all marine mammals
  • Provides a phylogenetic framework that integrates phylogeny with behavior and ecology
  • Features chapter summaries, further readings, an appendix, glossary and an extensive bibliography
  • Exciting new color photographs and additional distribution maps

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).

Glossary

Index

Vertebrate zoologists, mammalogists, marine biologists, and researchers, faculty, and students as well as anyone interested in the natural history, evolution, systematics, and behavior of marine mammals and related disciplines.

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19.1x23.5 cm

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79,54 €

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