Annalisa Berta, James L. Sumich, Kit M. Kovacs
Academic Press; 3rd edition (May 7; 2015)
Marine Mammals: Evolutionary Biology; 3rd Edition is a succinct; yet comprehensive textbook devoted to the evolution; systematics; morphology; physiology; ecology; and behavior of marine mammals.
Earlier editions of this valuable work are considered required reading for all marine biologists concerned with marine mammals; and this ebook continues that tradition of excellence with updated citations and an expansion of nearly every chapter that includes full color photographs and distribution maps.
- Provides a phylogenetic framework that integrates phylogeny with behavior and ecology
- Comprehensive; up-to-date coverage of the biology of all marine mammals
- Features further readings; chapter summaries; an appendix; glossary and an extensive bibliography
- Exciting new color photographs and additional distribution maps
“I highly recommend this ebook for veterinary students or veterinarians at the start of their careers in marine mammal medicine or research who are looking for a supplemental reference on marine mammal biology.” — Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
“…outclasses several other competing works; which tend to showcase marine mammals as special cases instead of focusing on the comparative and historical methods that demonstrate how they evolved…a necessary book for both beginners and experts. All students will find it authoritative; readable; and appealing with its extensive imagery.” —The Quarterly Review of Biology
“…deals with the evolution of marine mammals in detail; and the remainder of the textbook is a good; solid guide to their complex biology. That said; Marine mammals: evolutionary biology 3rd edition will certainly be popular with all students; because it is clearly and concisely written; and intelligently illustrated.” — CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
“…the book does represent a good reference source that I will certainly use myself; and it will serve those who teach these themes extremely well. Berta et al. deserve to be congratulated for this comprehensive tome – it is a precise; thorough; and clearly written reference that will serve admirably those interested in the evolution of marine mammals.” — Corey J.A. Bradshaw; School for Environmental Research; Charles Darwin University; POLAR RESEARCH