Biology of Mammals
Mammals, our closest relatives in the animal kingdom, are a source of fascination and wonder. Some are the epitome of beauty and grace, others display extraordinary intelligence and have highly developed social system, and yet more seem to us bizarre in appearance and behaviour. This thoroughly illustrated title is designed to provide encyclopaedic information in easy, simple, clear and lucid language for undergraduate and postgraduate students. Effects have also been made to give an upto date over view of our knowledge of the once-scent lives of mammals.
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Introducing Mammals 19
and Fur Backbones and Limbs Brain and Senses How Mammals
Mammals through the Ages 1523
Habitats and Adaptation 2431
Mammal Behaviour 3251
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