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This book, by two leading marine mammalogists, is a succinct yet comprehensive text devoted to the systematics, evolution, morphology, ecology, physiology, and behavior of marine mammals. With chapters on the evolutionary history of the principle lineages, major organ systems, diving physiology, diet, sound production and echolocation, reproductive behavior, and conservation biology, this book will be required reading for all marine biologists concerned with marine mammals.
* Comprehensive, up-to-date coverage of the biology of all marine mammals
* Provides a phylogenetic framework that integrates phylogeny with behavior and ecology
* Features chapter summaries, further readings, an appendix, glossary, extensive bibliography, and many figures and photos
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The must have reference on Marine Mammals.From the Back Cover:
Whales, dolphins, seals, sea lions, walruses, sea otters, dugongs, manatees, and even polar bears live significat parts of their lives miles from terra firma. Marine Mammals: Evolutionary Biology reviews many of the adaptations that enable them to live so successfully.
Written by two leading marine mammalogists, this comprehensive text employs a comparative phylogenic approach to marine mammal diversity. By establishing an evolutionary framework for the principal lineages, the authors provide a phylogenetic context for chapters on major organ systems, diving physiology, diet, sound production and echolocation, reproductive behavior, and conservation. Designed both as an advanced text and as a reference for professionals, this book will be required reading for all biologists concerned with marine mammals.
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Book Description Academic Press, 1999. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0120932253
Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # STR-0120932253