Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia: Mammals I-V

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Gale proudly presents the first completely revised and updated version of this acclaimed set in 30 years. Some reviewers call Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia the best reference work on animals ever published. Others call it the legacy left to us by famed zoologist and animal lover, Bernhard Grzimek. The accolades and praise go on for the newest addition to Gale's line of reference titles. The original 13-vol. set, published in Germany in the late 1960s, is internationally renowned for its scientific reporting, coverage and illustrations, and serves as a major point of reference for researchers and students studying the animal kingdom. Thorough articles familiarize readers with animals found everywhere on the globe, detailing their life cycles, predators, food systems, overall ecology and much more. Staying true to the original scientific pedigree, Gale enlisted prominent advisors and contributors from the international scientific community to incorporate recent developments in the animal world. Our new editions of Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia are sure to serve the needs of students at every academic level.

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Contents

What is a mammal?
3
Ice Age giants
17
Contributions of molecular genetics
26
Structure and function
36
Adaptations for flight
52
Adaptations for aquatic life
62
Adaptations for subterranean life
69
Sensory systems including echolocation
79
Mammalian invasives
182
Order INSECTIVORA
193
Field techniques for studying
194
Pocket mice kangaroo rats and kangaroo
199
Mammals in zoos
203
Conservation
213
Voles and lemmings
225
Order MONOTREMATA
227

Order LAGOMORPHA
83
Life history and reproduction
89
Reproductive processes
101
The ungulates 131 Order PHOLIDOTA
107
Ecology
113
Nutritional adaptations
120
Aardvarks Order RODENTIA
121
Distribution and biogeography
129
Mountain beavers
131
Behavior
140
Tree squirrels 163
141
Order XENARTHRA
147
Cognition and intelligence
149
Migration
164
Domestication
171
Beavers
177
Hamsters
239
Order DIDELPHIMORPHIA
249
Order MICROBIOTHERIA
273
Order SCANDENTIA
289
Order DERMOPTERA
299
Order CHIROPTERA
307
For further reading
311
Contributors to the first edition
318
Glossary
325
Geologic time scale
364
Order DIPROTODONTIA
386
For further reading 527
406
Order CARNWOR
421
For further reading
437
Chinchilla rats
443
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