Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals (Google eBook)

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William F. Perrin, Bernd Wursig, J. G.M. Thewissen
Academic Press, Feb 26, 2009 - Technology & Engineering - 1352 pages
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This thorough revision of the classic first edition brings this authoritative book right up-to-date. Articles describe every species in detail, based on the very latest taxonomy, and a host of biological, ecological and sociological aspects relating to marine mammals. The latest information on the biology, ecology, anatomy, behavior and interactions with man is provided by a cast of expert authors - all presented in such detail and clarity to support both marine mammal specialists and the serious naturalist. Fully referenced throughout and with a fresh selection of the best color photographs available, the long-awaited 2e remains at the forefront as the go-to reference on marine mammals.

* More than 20% NEW MATERIAL includes articles on Climate Change, Pacific White-sided Dolphins, Sociobiology, Habitat Use, Feeding Morphology and more
* Over 260 articles on the individual species with topics ranging from anatomy and behavior, to conservation, exploitation and the impact of global climate change on marine mammals
* New color illustrations show every species and document topical articles

FROM THE FIRST EDITION
“This book is so good...a bargain, full of riches...packed with fascinating up to date information. I recommend it unreservedly it to individuals, students, and researchers, as well as libraries".
- Richard M. Laws, MARINE MAMMALS SCIENCE

"...establishes a solid and satisfying foundation for current study and future exploration"
- Ronald J. Shusterman, SCIENCE
  

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Contents

A
1
B
68
C
170
D
296
E
339
F
405
G
472
H
521
N
754
O
792
P
817
R
942
S
993
T
1153
V
1196
W
1212

I
593
J
643
K
650
L
665
M
675
MARINE MAMMAL SPECIES
1259
BIOGRAPHIES
1262
GLOSSARY
1271
INDEX
1295
Copyright

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About the author (2009)

J. G. M. Hans Thewissen is the Ingalls-Brow endowed Professor in the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology at the Northeast Ohio Medical University. His main research interest is the study of whales, their adaptations to life in water, and their origin from land mammals.He discovered the skeleton of the first-known whale that could walk on land, "Ambulocetus", in 1994, and led more than 10 field expeditions each to Pakistan and India, collecting fossil whales. Thewissen s research is supported by the National Science Foundation and National Geographic Society and he has published more than 100 scientific papers, including 10 in "Science" and "Nature". He is coeditor of three books: "Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals" (2002); "Emergence of Whales" (1998); and "Sensory Evolution on the Threshold" (UC Press, 2008).

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