Mammalogy: Adaptation, Diversity, Ecology / Edition 3

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The Class Mammalia is amazingly diverse, ranging from whales to marsupials to bats to primates. The more than 5,400 species occupy many habitats, with mammals present on all the continents. They are rare only on Antarctica and a few isolated islands.

Mammals present a complex set of conservation and management issues. Some species have become more numerous with the rise of human populations, while others have been extirpated or nearly so—such as the Caribbean monk seal, the thylacine, the Chinese river dolphin, and the Pyrenean ibex.

In this new edition of their classic textbook, George A. Feldhamer and his colleagues cover the many aspects of mammalogy. Thoroughly revised and updated, this edition includes treatments of the most recent significant findings in ordinal-level mammalian phylogeny and taxonomy; special topics such as parasites and diseases, conservation, and domesticated mammals; interrelationships between mammalian structure and function; and the latest molecular techniques used to study mammals.

Instructors: email for a free instructor resource disc containing all 510 illustrations printed in Mammalogy: Adaptation, Diversity, Ecology, third edition.

Johns Hopkins University Press

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Editorial Reviews

Journal of Mammalogy

This attractive book will be welcome to those seeking a well-written, current text to use in their mammalogy courses... It is logically organized, clearly written, well referenced, and nicely illustrated.

Association of Southeastern Biologists Bulletin

An excellent mammalogy text... filled with wonderfully descriptive illustrations.

Quarterly Review of Biology
With 545 large-format pages of text supported by more than 3000 references, this edition is both a good buy for students... The coverage of the volume will provide students with an excellent survey of mammalian biology.

— Richard W. Thorington, Jr.

Quarterly Review of Biology - Richard W. Thorington

With 545 large-format pages of text supported by more than 3000 references, this edition is both a good buy for students... The coverage of the volume will provide students with an excellent survey of mammalian biology.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780801886959
  • Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/2007
  • Edition description: third edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 672
  • Sales rank: 282,327
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.39 (d)

Meet the Author

George A. Feldhamer is a professor of zoology at Southern Illinois University and coauthor or coeditor of several books including Wild Mammals of North America: Biology, Management, and Conservation and Mammals of the National Parks, both published by Johns Hopkins. Lee C. Drickamer is the Regents' Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Northern Arizona University. Stephen H. Vessey is professor emeritus of biology at Bowling Green State University. He and Drickamer are coauthors of Animal Behavior. Joseph F. Merritt is senior mammalogist with the Illinois Natural History Survey, author of Guide to the Mammals of Pennsylvania, and associate editor of the Journal of Mammalogy and Acta Theriologica. Carey Krajewski is a professor in the Department of Zoology at Southern Illinois University and an associate editor of the Journal of Mammalogy.

Johns Hopkins University Press

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