Marine Mammals: Evolutionary Biology / Edition 2

Marine Mammals: Evolutionary Biology / Edition 2

by Annalisa Berta, James L. Sumich, Kit M. Kovacs
     
 

ISBN-10: 0120885522

ISBN-13: 9780120885527

Pub. Date: 12/05/2005

Publisher: Elsevier Science

Marine Mammals has succeeded yet again in creating a superior synthesis of marine mammal reading in this second edition! This book is a succinct yet comprehensive text devoted to the systematics, evolution, morphology, ecology, physiology, and behavior of marine mammals. The first edition, considered the leading text in the field, is required reading for all marine…  See more details below

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Marine Mammals has succeeded yet again in creating a superior synthesis of marine mammal reading in this second edition! This book is a succinct yet comprehensive text devoted to the systematics, evolution, morphology, ecology, physiology, and behavior of marine mammals. The first edition, considered the leading text in the field, is required reading for all marine biologists concerned with marine mammals. By establishing an evolutionary framework for the principal marine mammal lineages, the authors provide a context for chapters on major organ systems including diving physiology, diet and feeding, sound production and echolocation, energetics, reproductive behavior, and conservation. This book is designed as both a text and as a reference for students and professionals and the general reader with an interest in marine mammal biology. This second edition continues the tradition by fully expanding and updating all chapters.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780120885527
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
12/05/2005
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
560
Sales rank:
490,069
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 10.62(h) x 1.12(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
1Introduction
Pt. IEvolutionary History
2Systematics and Classification
3Pinniped Evolution and Systematics
4Cetacean Evolution and Systematics
5Sirenians and Other Marine Mammals: Evolution and Systematics
6Evolutionary Biogeography
Pt. IIEvolutionary Biology, Ecology, and Behavior
7Integumentary, Sensory, and Urinary Systems
8Musculoskeletal System and Locomotion
9Respiration, Diving, and Breath-Hold Physiology
10Sound Production for Communication, Echolocation, and Prey Capture
11Diet, Foraging Structures, and Strategies
12Mating, Breeding, and Social Organization
13Reproductive Structures, Patterns, and Strategies
14Population Structure and Population Dynamics
15Exploitation and Conservation
AppClassification of Marine Mammals
Glossary
Index

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